Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
A cold frontal boundary continued to move off of the East Coast on Tuesday, while a pair of frontal boundaries moved across the northern portion of the country.
A mixture of rain, sleet and snow impacted the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday as a cold front moved offshore. The heaviest snow associated with this system fell in New England, while coastal regions experienced mixed precipitation. Marlborough, Conn., reported a midday total of 2.50 inches of snow, while Sandwich, Mass., reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. To the south, a line of showers and thunderstorms pushed across Florida and along the southern portion of the Eastern Seaboard. Alma, Ga., reported a midday total of 1.06 inches of rain, while Norfolk Hampton Roads Exec, Va., reported a midday total of 1.09 inches of rain. Lake effect snow warnings were also issued across parts of New York on Tuesday as an abundance of moisture began to move across the Great Lakes.
A cold front extended from the upper Mississippi Valley across the central Great Lakes, which provided snow showers to western Michigan. Mason, Mich., reported a midday total of 1.60 inches of snow, while Newaygo, Mich., reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. This cold front, along with a separate cold front to the west, pushed extremely cold temperatures across the upper Intermountain West, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Crane Lake, Minn., recorded a morning low of -37 degrees. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure kept the West Coast clear of wet weather on Tuesday.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -32 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a midday high of 93 degrees at Mississippi Canyon, La.