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Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, April 27, 2015
A low pressure system shifted across the south central portion of the country on Monday, while an area of low pressure lingered over the Northeast.
A strong low pressure system moved east southeastward over the southern Plains and the western Gulf Coast. This system drew moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which fueled heavy rain and thunderstorms across the southern Plains and the Gulf Coast. Flood warnings were issued in a handful of states on Monday, including Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. New Orleans, La., reported a midday total of 1.65 inches of rain. Midlothian, Texas, reported a midday total of 2.17 inches of rain. In addition, this system ushered moderate to heavy snow showers across the central and southern Rockies. Winter storm warnings remained in place over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Vail Pass, Colo., reported a midday total of 8.0 inches of snow.
To the north, a weak cold front moved eastward over the northern Plains. A light mixture of rain and snow trailed this system over eastern Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system inched over southeast Canada and the coast of New England. This system ushered light rain over portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic and New England.
Out west, a ridge of high pressure settled in across the eastern Pacific. This system kept conditions dry across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Camarillo, Calif., recorded a midday high of 88 degrees on Monday.