Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, Dec. 07, 2013
A cold frontal boundary pushed across the Southwest on Saturday, while a separate cold front moved over the Southeast.
Hard freeze warnings and winter storm warnings were issued across California and Nevada as a cold front moved southward over the two states. Moderate to heavy snow fell in the Sierra Nevadas, while showers spread across central and southern California. Mariposa, Calif., reported a midday total of 12.0 inches of snow, while Placer, Calif., reported a midday total of 16.0 inches of snow. Tehachapi, Calif., also reported a midday total of 4.64 inches of precipitation on Saturday.
A separate frontal boundary stretched across the Intermountain West, which brought frigid temperatures, gusty winds and light to moderate snowfall to the Rockies. Eagle, Colo., reported a midday total of 1.3 inches of snow, while Copper Mountain, Colo., reported wind speeds of 58 mph. The upper Intermountain West, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest experienced the coldest temperatures on Saturday as a result of an arctic air mass. Havre, Mont., recorded a morning low of -39 degrees with a windchill factor of -59 degrees, while Aberdeen, S.D., recorded a morning low of -27 degrees with a windchill factor of -47 degrees.
Along the East Coast, a cold front moved across the Southeast, which provided showers and thunderstorms to Georgia and the Carolinas. Parts of the Northeast also experienced snow showers on Saturday.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -38 degrees at Havre, Mont. to a midday high of 89 degrees at Marco Island Airport, Fla.