Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, March 10, 2014
A cold frontal boundary extended across the West Coast and the Intermountain West on Monday, while a low pressure system developed over the Gulf of Mexico.
A cold front propagated eastward over the West Coast and the Intermountain West on Monday as widespread rain moved across a handful of states. High wind warnings were issued in the upper Intermountain West, while flood warnings were issued at lower elevations. Moderate showers moved across parts of Washington, Oregon, northern California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana, as McCall, Idaho, reported a midday total of 1.19 inches of rain. A wintery mix of rain and snow impacted the higher elevations across the northern Rockies, as winter storm warnings were issued in Idaho and Montana. The Southwest stayed clear of wet weather on Monday due to high pressure over the Four Corners. El Centro, Calif., recorded a midday high of 80 degrees.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure developed over the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico, which triggered moderate showers over southern Texas. Cotulla, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.40 inches of rain. The remainder of the central U.S. avoided precipitation.
The majority of the East Coast also avoided rain and snow on Monday. A ridge of high pressure brought warm, dry conditions to the Southeast, as Stuart, Fla., recorded a midday high of 82 degrees. Scattered showers pushed across parts of Mid-Atlantic, while the Northeast experienced mostly clear conditions.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -2 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a midday high of 82 degrees at Stuart, Fla.