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Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, August 03, 2015
A trough of low pressure lingered over the Southeast on Monday, while a cold front extended from the Great Lakes to the Plains.
An area of low pressure continued to focus over the southeastern corner of the country. Rain and thunderstorms persisted across the Gulf Coast, the Florida Peninsula and the southern Mid-Atlantic. Flood warnings were issued in west central Florida, while flood advisories were issued in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Tampa, Fla., reported a midday total of 4.39 inches of rain. Hatteras, N.C., reported a midday total of 2.17 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward over the eastern Great Lakes, the upper Midwest, the middle Mississippi Valley and the central Plains. Strong to severe thunderstorms developed along and near this frontal boundary on Monday. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in eastern New York and across northwest New England. Lima, Ohio, reported a midday total of 1.19 inches of rain. Mount Washington, N.H., recorded wind speeds of 53 mph.
Out west, monsoonal moisture aided in the development of showers and thunderstorms across the Pacific Northwest, the Intermountain West and the southern high Plains. Flash flood watches were issued in western Wyoming and western Oklahoma, while flood warnings were issued in northern Texas. High pressure brought warm, dry conditions to the Southwest. Heat advisories were issued in southern California on Monday. Needles, Calif., recorded a midday high of 106 degrees. Bullhead City, Ariz., recorded a midday high of 104 degrees.