Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, December 25, 2013
A cold frontal boundary extended from the northern Plains to the upper Midwest on Wednesday, while a frontal boundary lingered along the southern coast of Florida.
The northern portion of the country experience very cold, blustery conditions on Wednesday. Alpena, Mich., recorded a morning low of -16 degrees, while Mt. Washington, N.H., recorded a morning low of -20 degrees. A low pressure system moved over the western portion of the Great Lakes, as winter weather advisories were issued across Minnesota and Michigan. Snow showers pushed across Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan as a result of this system. Luce, Mich., reported a midday total of 12.0 inches of snow, while Manistee, Mich., reported a midday total of 4.60 inches of snow.
Meanwhile, a warm frontal boundary stretched across the central and eastern portion of the Great Lakes, as a mixture of rain and snow impacted northeastern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York. To the south, an onshore flow from the Atlantic triggered scattered showers and thunderstorms along the coast of the Carolinas and into western Florida. A similar type of flow pushed across southern Texas from the Gulf of Mexico, which ushered showers across the area.
The West Coast stayed clear of wet weather on Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure continued to build over the eastern Pacific.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of -20 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a midday high of 84 degrees at Marco Island Airport, Fla.