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Posted on February 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 5:05 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, Feb. 09, 2014

A warm front along the West Coast continued to usher precipitation across northern California and the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, while an arctic air mass brought extremely cold temperatures to the north central U.S.

A plume of moisture extending from Hawaii to California continued to usher precipitation across the western U.S. on Sunday. Rain totals continued to add up over northern California, especially along rugged terrain. Blue Canyon, Calif., reported a midday total of 2.42 inches of rain, while Grass Valley, Calif., reported a midday total of 1.90 inches of rain. Heavy snow also fell at high elevations across the northern Sierra Nevadas, as winter storm warnings were issued across California and parts of Nevada. Placer, Calif., reported a midday total of 38.0 inches of snow, while Washoe, Nevada, reported a midday total of 34.0 inches of snow.

Winter storm warnings were also issued across the central Rockies on Sunday as heavy rain and snow moved over Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Jackson, Colo., reported a midday total of 20.0 inches of snow, while Larimer, Colo., reported a midday total of 16.0 inches of snow.

Light to moderate snow pushed across parts of the central Plains and Midwest, while very cold temperatures swept across the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Crane Lake, Minn., recorded a morning low of -27 degrees. To the east, low pressure drove a swath of snow showers over the Ohio Valley, the northern Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. The remainder of the East Coast stayed mostly clear of precipitation.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -27 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a midday high of 82 degrees at Key West NAF, Fla.

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