Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
A cold frontal boundary extended across the southern Plains, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast on Monday, while a plume of moisture shifted away from northern California and over the Pacific Northwest.
A cold front along the southern Plains, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast brought a mixture of rain and snow to a handful of states on Monday as winter weather advisories were issued across the region. A cluster of showers moved across eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, while a mixture of rain and snow inched across the eastern portion of the Tennessee Valley, the Carolinas and Virginia. Florida experienced warm, muggy conditions on Monday and avoided precipitation. Immokalee Regional Airport, Fla., recorded a midday high of 84 degrees, while Miami, Fla., recorded a midday high of 82 degrees. Parts of the Northeast also experienced light, scattered snow showers.
The northern Plains and the upper Midwest continued to experience very cold, blustery conditions as a high pressure system drew cold air southward from Canada. Crane Lake, Minn., recorded a morning low of -27 degrees. Light to moderate snow showers moved across parts of the central Rockies and the central Plains.
Winter weather advisories and blizzard warnings were issued in the upper Intermountain West on Monday as a plume of moisture shifted northward over the northwestern corner of the country. The heaviest snow fell in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana, while scattered showers pushed across western Washington and northwestern Oregon. The Southwest stayed clear of rain and snow.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -27 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a midday high of 84 degrees at Immokalee Regional Airport, Fla.