Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, April 28, 2014
A cold frontal boundary extended from the southern Plains to the central Plains on Monday, while a ridge of high pressure moved over the West Coast.
Active weather developed across the central and eastern thirds of the country on Monday as a cold frontal boundary pushed across the Plains and the Midwest. Tornado warnings and flash flood warnings were issued across the lower Mississippi Valley and the Tennessee Valley as severe thunderstorms drove across the region. Leflore, Miss., reported a midday total of 1.00 inches of hail, while Dyersburg, Tenn., recorded wind speeds of 61 mph. Tornado watches and severe weather statements were issued in the central and upper Mississippi Valley due to strong thunderstorm development across the area.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system along the northern end of the frontal boundary brought a mixture of rain and snow to the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. McKenzie, N.D., reported a midday total of 6.8 inches of snow, while Adams, N.D., reported a midday total of 5.0 inches of snow. Snow showers also developed across the Rockies as winter storm warnings were issued in northwest Colorado.
The West Coast stayed mostly clear of wet weather due to a ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific. Temperatures ranged between the 70s and 80s across the Desert Southwest, while temperatures ranged between the 50s and 60s across the Pacific Northwest.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 10 degrees at Wolf Creek Pass, Colo. to a midday high of 100 degrees at Edinburg, Texas