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By: nationalsummary , 12:31 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, April 01, 2014
A low pressure system lingered over the West Coast on Tuesday, while a cold frontal boundary extended from the Southwest to the upper Midwest.
An area of low pressure inched south southeastward along the coast of northern California on Tuesday. This system brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to parts of Oregon, Idaho and California, while high elevation snow showers occurred across the Cascades and the parts of the Sierra Nevadas. Winter weather advisories remained in place across the central Sierra Nevadas as this low pressure system approached the region. Mono, Calif., reported a morning total of 20.0 inches of snow, while Placer, Calif., reported a morning total of 16.0 inches of snow. Meanwhile, a cold front stretched from southern California to Colorado. Snowy conditions moved across the Rockies and parts of the central Plains. Roberts, S.D., reported a midday total of 3.0 inches of snow.
A separate cold front stretched from New Mexico to Minnesota. Winter weather advisories were issued in northeastern Minnesota as snow showers moved across the upper Midwest.
The eastern third of the country avoided precipitation on Tuesday. High pressure over Florida brought warm, muggy conditions to the Gulf Coast. Laredo, Texas, recorded a midday high of 86 degrees, while Barnwell, S.C., recorded a midday high of 84 degrees.
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