Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Heavy precipitation continued to push across the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday, while a cold frontal boundary stretched from the southern Plains to the central Great Lakes.
A low pressure system continued to push northward along the East Coast on Sunday, as heavy rain moved over a handful of Mid-Atlantic states. Camden, S.C., reported a midday total of 2.61 inches of rain, while Southern Pines, N.C., reported a midday total of 2.28 inches of rain. Meanwhile, cold conditions over the Northeast allowed for a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow to develop across the Northeast as winter storm warnings were issued in parts of New York and New England. Strong winds also accompanied this low pressure system, as Mt. Washington, N.H., recorded wind speeds of 72 mph.
A cold front extended from the southern Plains to the central Great Lakes on Sunday, which provided cold, blustery conditions to a handful of states. Baudette, Minn., recorded a morning low of -29 degrees with a wind chill factor of -41 degrees, while Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., recorded a morning low of -18 degrees with a wind chill factor of -36 degrees. To the west, a cold frontal pushed light snow across portions of the northern Rockies.
The majority of the West Coast stayed clear of precipitation on Sunday due to a ridge of high pressure across the region.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -33 degrees at Warroad, Minn. to a midday high of 83 degrees at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.