Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
A cold frontal boundary ushered snow showers across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes on Monday, while the remainder of the country experienced relatively calm weather.
A cold front extended from Kansas to Virginia on Monday, which brought cold temperatures to the upper Midwest, parts of the Mississippi Valley, the Ohio Valley and across the Great Lakes. Ely, Minn., recorded a morning low of -23 degrees, while Tomahawk, Wis., recorded a morning low of -22 degrees. Winter storm warnings were also issued along the western portion of Michigan as snow showers approached the region. Snowy weather impacted Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois on Monday, as Dunn, Wis., reported a midday total of 2.20 inches of snow, while Atkins, Minn., reported a midday total of 1.9 inches of snow.
A separate cold front stretched across the Northeast on Monday, which ushered light snow showers across parts of Ohio and New York. The remainder of the Eastern Seaboard experienced relatively calm conditions.
The western third of the country stayed clear of precipitation due to a ridge of high pressure along the eastern Pacific. Temperatures across southern California rose into the 70s and 80s, as San Diego, Calif., recorded a midday high of 81 degrees, while Santa Monica, Calif., recorded a midday high of 82 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -26 degrees at Manitowish Waters, Manitow, Wis. to a midday high of 97 degrees at ORANGE GROVE, NALF, Texas