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Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, March 02, 2015
A low pressure system moved across the Four Corners on Monday, while a cold front dipped southward over the northern Plains.
A vigorous low pressure system inched eastward over the Four Corners. This system brought moderate to heavy snow showers to the Wasatch and the southern Rockies on Monday. Winter storm warnings were issued across Arizona, Utah, western Colorado and northern New Mexico. Oberville, Utah, reported a midday total of 12.0 inches of snow. Jacob Lake, Ariz., reported a midday total of 6.0 inches of snow. The lower elevations of the Four Corners experienced light to moderate rain. Just to the west, showers and thunderstorms fired up across southern California. Santa Ana, Calif., reported a midday total of 0.57 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary shifted south southeastward over the upper Intermountain West and the northern Plains. Snow showers developed along this frontal boundary over the northern Rockies and the northern high Plains. Winter storm warnings were issued across Montana and Wyoming. The majority of the Pacific Northwest stayed mostly clear of precipitation on Monday.
A cluster of light to moderate snow showers affected portions of New York and New England. Additionally, scattered showers moved onshore over the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South. High pressure kept conditions calm across the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast. Temperatures ranged between the 70s and 80s over the southeastern corner of the country. Okeechobee, Fla., recorded a midday high of 86 degrees.