Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Weather across the western half of the country remained relatively calm on Sunday, while a cold frontal boundary moved over the Eastern Seaboard.
A cold front extended from Pennsylvania to Florida and across the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday as snowy weather moved over the Northeast. Winter weather advisories were issued in upstate New York, while snow showers also moved across Pennsylvania and New England. Allegheny, Pa., reported a midday total of 1.70 inches of snow, while Washington, Pa., reported a midday total of 1.50 inches of snow. Spotty showers also moved over central Florida on Sunday as the frontal boundary moved off of the southeastern coast. Perry, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.30 inches of rain.
A separate cold front dipped southward from central Canada and moved into the northern tier of the U.S. Very cold, blustery conditions accompanied this system, while light snow fell in northern Minnesota. The central and southern Plains stayed clear of precipitation due to high pressure over the region.
The western half of the country remained very dry on Sunday, while high pressure brought relatively warm temperatures to California. Santa Maria, Calif., recorded a midday high of 75 degrees, while San Fernando, Calif., recorded a midday high of 73 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -11 degrees at Kremmling, Colo. to a midday high of 78 degrees at Boomvang, Texas