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Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, October 25, 2014
A strong low pressure system moved over the West Coast on Saturday, while scattered showers developed over the Northeast.
A strong Pacific system inched over the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. An onshore flow associated with this system brought gusty winds and rainy weather to western Washington, western Oregon and northern California. High wind warnings were issued across the three states, while high wind watches were issued over northwest Wyoming and northwest Montana. Quillayute, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.64 inches of rain. Crescent City, Calif., recorded wind speeds of 58 mph. Early morning snow showers affected the higher elevations of the Cascades and the northern Rockies. High pressure over the coast of southern California kept conditions warm and dry across the southern Great Basin and the Desert Southwest. El Centro, Calif., recorded a midday high of 90 degrees. Yuma, Ariz., recorded a midday high of 89 degrees.
The central third of the country also avoided wet weather, as temperatures ranged between the 70s and 80s from the the southern Plains to lower Mississippi Valley. Vernon, Texas, recorded a midday high of 89 degrees.
Meanwhile, a warm front moved over the eastern Great Lakes. Showers developed ahead of this frontal boundary over Upstate New York. A relatively calm weather pattern persisted across the Eastern Seaboard, as temperatures ranged between the 60s and 70s from the coast of New England to the Mid-Atlantic.