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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, February 27, 2015
An area of low pressure affected the western third of the country on Friday, while a high pressure system moved over the Midwest.
A low pressure system inched across the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. This system ushered light to moderate rain over western Washington, western Oregon and northwest California. A mixture of rain and snow also developed over the higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest, northern California and the northern Great Basin. Winter storm warnings were issued in central Oregon, while winter weather advisories were issued across the Cascades, the Sierra Nevada and the northern Rockies. Tacoma Narrows, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.73 inches of rain. Seattle, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.67 inches of rain. In addition, showers and high elevation snow began to develop over southern Nevada and Arizona.
Meanwhile, an arctic high pressure system shifted eastward over the central Plains and the Midwest. Upslope flow initiated moderate to heavy snow across the southern and central Rockies, as well as the central and southern Plains. Winter storm warnings were issued in southeast Utah, Colorado and northern New Mexico, while winter weather advisories were issued across the southern and central Plains. Fort Collins, Colo., reported a midday total of 4.0 inches of snow. Bonito Lake, N.M., reported a midday total of 6.0 inches of snow. This high pressure system also ushered a cold air mass over the northern Plains, the Midwest, the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Grayling, Mich., recorded a morning low of -29 degrees.