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Posted on February 23, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 23 at 5:06 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

An onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico triggered stormy weather across the Gulf Coast and Southeast on Sunday, while a low pressure system inched across the Pacific Northwest.

An onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico drove showers and thunderstorms across a handful of Gulf Coast states on Sunday. The strongest storms moved across Florida as severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were issued in Volusia County. Hurlburt Field, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.56 inches of rain, while Pensacola NAS, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.42 inches of rain. Southern Florida stayed clear of thunderstorms and experienced warm, muggy conditions, as Plant City, Fla., recorded a midday high of 87 degrees. Just to the north, light to moderate showers and thunderstorms pushed across the Ohio Valley, as parts of Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania experienced wet weather.

A broad area of high pressure over the northern Plains and upper Midwest brought very cold conditions to Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota on Sunday. Fergus Falls, Minn., recorded a morning low of -8 degrees, while Crosby, N.D., recorded a morning low of -7 degrees. Scattered snow showers moved across the central Plains, while the southern Plains avoided precipitation.

Out West, a low pressure system drove wet weather across Washington and northwestern Oregon, while snow showers moved across the Cascades and the Rockies. Quillayute, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.63 inches of rain. The Southwest remained warm and dry due to high pressure across the region.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -8 degrees at Fergus Falls, Minn. to a midday high of 87 degrees at Plant City, Fla.

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