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Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, February 26, 2015
A low pressure system moved across the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, while a cold front extended across the southern Plains and the Intermountain West.
A low pressure system shifted east northeastward over the southern Mid-Atlantic. This system ushered a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow over the region, as winter weather advisories remained in place over the Carolinas. Graham, N.C., reported a midday total of 9.0 inches of snow. Showers and thunderstorms developed across the eastern Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Jacksonville, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.62 inches of rain. In addition, a cluster of snow showers affected the Midwest, the Ohio Valley, the northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Frederica, Pa., reported a midday total of 4.1 inches of snow. Bryantown, Md., reported a midday total of 5.0 inches of snow.
Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended across the southern Plains and the lower Intermountain West. Moderate to heavy snow developed along this frontal boundary over portions of northern Texas, eastern New Mexico and the southern Rockies. Winter storm warnings were issued across northeast New Mexico and southern Colorado on Thursday. Shady Brook, N.M., reported a midday total of 11.0 inches of snow.
Out west, a mixture of light rain and snow pushed onshore across the Pacific Northwest. Winter weather advisories were issued across Oregon. A ridge of high pressure kept conditions mostly dry across the Southwest. Palm Springs, Calif., recorded a midday high of 73 degrees.