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Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, February 01, 2015
A low pressure system moved across the Midwest on Sunday, while a cold front approached the Pacific Northwest.
A strong low pressure system shifted eastward over the Midwest. This system brought strong winds and heavy snow showers to the central Plains, the Midwest, the Ohio Valley and the northern Mid-Atlantic. Blizzard warnings were issued in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, while winter storm warnings were issued from eastern Nebraska to southern Maine. Roselle, Ill., reported a midday total of 12.3 inches of snow. Chicago, Ill., reported a midday total of 7.0 inches of snow. Wind chill advisories remained in place across portions of the Northeast as an arctic air mass lingered over the region. Mount Washington, N.H., recorded a morning low of -14 degrees with a wind chill factor of -57 degrees. A cold frontal boundary associated with the aforementioned low pressure system extended south southwestward over the southern Plains. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico interacted with this frontal boundary, which initiated rain and thunderstorms over the southern Plains, the lower Mississippi Valley, the Deep South, the Tennessee Valley and the southern Ohio Valley. Terrell, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.70 inches of rain. Clarksville, Tenn., also reported a midday total of 0.70 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, a Pacific cold front approached the West Coast on Sunday. Light to moderate rain developed ahead of this frontal boundary over the Pacific Northwest. High elevation snow showers also developed across the Cascades, the northern Wasatch and the northern Rockies. High pressure brought dry conditions to the Southwest and the Great Basin.