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Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, January 27, 2015
A strong low pressure system continued to bring impacts to the Northeast on Tuesday, while a separate system developed over the western third of the country.
A powerful low pressure system inched north northeastward over the coast of New England. Blizzard warnings remained in place over the coast of New England as heavy snow and strong winds battered the region. Wind gusts exceeded 70 mph over portions of New England, as Nantucket, Mass., recorded wind speeds of 72 mph. In addition, snow accumulations exceeded 2.0 feet over parts of eastern New York, eastern Connecticut, eastern Massachusetts, southeast New Hampshire and southeast Maine. Westford, Mass., reported a midday total of 30.0 inches of snow. Auburn, Mass., reported a midday total of 32.5 inches of snow. Scattered rain and snow lingered over parts of the Mid-Atlantic, while conditions stayed clear across the Deep South and the Southeast.
Meanwhile, downslope winds over the Rockies brought above normal temperatures to the Plains on Tuesday. Temperatures ranged between the 60s and 70s over the central Plains, while temperatures ranged between the 70s and 80s over the southern Plains. Gage, Okla., recorded a midday high of 81 degrees. Edinburg, Texas, also recorded a midday high of 81 degrees. Just to the west, a weak area of low pressure ushered light to moderate precipitation over central and northern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, southern Idaho and southeast Oregon. Buckeye, Ariz., reported a midday total of 0.37 inches of rain.