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Posted on December 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 28 at 5:31 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

A cold frontal boundary extended from the Intermountain West to the upper Midwest on Saturday, while a surge of moisture pushed across the Gulf Coast and Southeast.

Flood warnings were issued across parts of the Southeast on Saturday as a surge of moisture provided heavy rain to the region. Gulfport, Miss., reported a midday total of 2.03 inches of rain, while Mobile, Ala., reported a midday total of 1.87 inches of rain. The northern half of the Eastern Seaboard stayed clear of wet weather on Saturday due to a high pressure system over the Mid-Atlantic.

Meanwhile, a cold front stretched from Wyoming to Minnesota, as blizzard warnings were issued across the northern tier of the country. Light snow associated with this front moved over parts of Wyoming, North Dakota and Minnesota, while below normal temperatures swept across the region. Rolla, N.D., recorded a morning low of -7 degrees on Saturday, while Langdon, N.D., recorded a morning low of -4 degrees. This system also triggered gusty winds across the area, as Buffalo, S.D., recorded wind speeds of 66 mph, while Baker, Mont., recorded wind speeds of 60 mph.

The West Coast avoided wet weather on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure continued to build over the eastern Pacific. Temperatures ranged between the 60s and 70s across the desert Southwest.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -9 degrees at Kremmling, Colo. to a midday high of 84 degrees at Marco Island Airport, Fla.

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