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Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 22, 2014
Stormy weather continued to affect the southern Rockies and the southern Plains on Monday, while a cold front extended across the Deep South and the Eastern Seaboard.
Moisture continued to linger over the southern Rockies on Monday, which initiated rain and thunderstorms across New Mexico and western Texas. Flash flood warnings were issued across the two states due to prolonged rain over the region. Guadalupe Pass, Texas, reported a midday total of 1.36 inches of rain. Isolated thunderstorms also developed over the central Rockies as an area of low pressure deepened over Wyoming and Colorado. Wolf Creek Pass, Colo., reported a midday total of 0.79 inches of rain. Meanwhile, a much stronger low pressure system approached the Pacific Northwest. This system ushered scattered showers across portions of Oregon and Washington. The remainder of the West Coast avoided wet weather on Monday. Temperatures ranged between the 90s and 100s across the Desert Southwest. Glendale, Ariz., recorded a midday high of 102 degrees.
A stationary front extended across the Gulf Coast and Florida, which triggered strong thunderstorms over the eastern Gulf Coast and southern Florida. St. Petersburg Airport, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.56 inches of rain. Plant City, Fla., recorded wind speeds of 47 mph. Just to the north, a cold front extended across the Southeast and the Eastern Seaboard. A cluster of thunderstorms formed over southeast Alabama, central Georgia and South Carolina. High pressure over the upper Midwest kept conditions cool and dry across the upper Mississippi Valley, the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and the Northeast. Mount Washington, N.H., recorded a morning low of 30 degrees. .