Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Several waves of low pressure drove a mixture of rain and snow across the West Coast and the Intermountain West on Thursday, while a cold frontal boundary extended from the Plains to the Northeast.
An onshore flow from the Pacific drove wet weather across parts of the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. Areas of Washington and Oregon experienced showers, while a mixture of rain and snow moved across the Cascades and northern Rockies. Similar conditions pushed across the Great Basin and the central Rockies due to low pressure over the region. Parts of the Southwest experienced rain during the early morning, as Blue Canyon, Calif., reported a midday total of 1.00 inches of rain, while Santa Monica, Calif., reported a midday total of 0.94 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended across the Plains, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Thursday. Cold, arctic air swept across the central and eastern thirds of the country, as wind chill advisories were issued in a handful of states. Crane Lake, Minn., recorded a morning low of -36 degrees, while International Falls, Minn., recorded a morning low of -33 degrees. Conditions were mostly sunny from the southern Plains to the Southeast due to high pressure across the area.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -36 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a midday high of 80 degrees at Marathon, Fla.