Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
A low pressure system pushed northward along the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, while an onshore flow from the Pacific continued to usher precipitation across the Northwest.
A low pressure system worked its way northward along the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday and provided a blast of winter weather to a handful of states. Winter storm warnings were issued from North Carolina to Maine due to heavy snow showers, while a mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet skimmed across coastal regions. Wayne, Pa., reported a midday total of 7.5 inches of snow, while Colebrook, Conn., reported a midday total of 6.5 inches of snow. High pressure kept the majority of the Southeast and Gulf Coast warm and sunny, as Marathon, Fla., recorded a midday high of 77 degrees.
Meanwhile, a separate low pressure system shifted eastward across the upper Midwest on Thursday, driving snow showers across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Brown, Wis., reported a midday total of 1.7 inches of snow. A cold front behind this low pressure system provided cold, blustery conditions to the northern Plains, as Crosby, N.D., recorded a morning low of -11 degrees.
An area of low pressure just to the north of Washington continued to usher rain and snow across the northwestern U.S. Spotty showers pushed across portions of northern California, Oregon and Washington, while snowy conditions moved over the Cascades and the Rockies. A ridge of high pressure kept the Southwest clear of rain and snow, as Santee, Calif., recorded a midday high of 82 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -11 degrees at Crosby, N.D. to a midday high of 82 degrees at Santee, Calif.