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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, October 24, 2014
A cold front extended from the West Coast to the northern Plains on Friday, while a noreaster moved away from New England.
A cold frontal boundary stretched across northern California, the upper Intermountain West and the northern Plains on Friday. An onshore flow from the Pacific brought light to moderate rain to the Pacific Northwest, while a mixture of rain and snow affected the northern Rockies. Brookings, Ore., reported a midday total of 0.33 inches of rain. Medford, Ore., reported a midday total of 0.29 inches of rain. In addition, gusty winds impacted the northwestern corner of the country, as high wind warnings were issued across northern California and south central Oregon. Cut Bank, Mont., recorded wind speeds of 54 mph. High pressure kept conditions warm and dry across the Great Basin and the Desert Southwest. Santee, Calif., recorded a midday high of 95 degrees, while Palm Springs, Calif., recorded a midday high of 89 degrees.
The central portion of the country also avoided wet weather on Friday due to a ridge of high pressure over the Plains and the Mississippi Valley.
To the east, a low pressure system lifted northeastward over southeast Canada. Rain lingered over northern New England, as Clayton Lake, Maine, reported a midday total of 0.93 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure over the western Caribbean ushered rain and thunderstorms across the southern tip of Florida and the Florida Keys. Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., reported a midday total of 1.65 inches of rain. Marathon, Fla., reported a midday total of 1.01 inches of rain.