continental United States

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continen′tal Unit′ed States′


n.
the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
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The agency said that the average precipitation total for the contiguous United States in 2012 was 68 centimeters, 6.
But the portion of the contiguous United States under "extreme" or "exceptional" drought - the two most dire classifications - ticked up to 19.
The first three months of 2012 broke high-temperature records for the contiguous United States, with an average temperature of 42.
Free Shipping Day (Friday, December 16th) - Participating for their second year in a row, Beacon's Glow Collectibles will offer customers free UPS Ground shipping on all orders within the 48 contiguous United States.
Sale fares require a 14-day advance purchase and are valid for travel between 7 September from the contiguous United States and Canada and 27 September 2011 from Alaska until 8 December from Alaska and 14 December from all other markets.
He will remain fully responsible and have complete control of all international operations outside the contiguous United States.
Shipping Free ground shipping in the contiguous United States.
The year just past ranks among the top 10 wettest years on record for the contiguous United States, and was warmer than average, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.
Whitney--at 14,496 feet, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States.
The earned companion ticket will be valid for future travel in United Economy on United, United Express or Ted between LAX and all 52 nonstop destinations in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada.
One of the largest state parks in the contiguous United States.