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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, November 28, 2014
A cold front approached the West Coast on Friday, while a separate system moved over the Intermountain West.
A cold frontal boundary skimmed across the West Coast. This system brought moderate to heavy rain to Washington, Oregon and northern California on Friday. Shelton, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.91 inches of rain. Seattle, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.87 inches of rain. In addition, winter weather advisories were issued across the Sierra Nevada in anticipation of high elevation snow showers.
Meanwhile, a separate cold front sank southward over the upper Intermountain West. This system pushed heavy snow showers and gusty winds across the northern Rockies. Winter storm warnings were issued in northwest Montana. Wet weather also developed over the lower valleys of the Intermountain West. Cody, Wyo., recorded wind speeds of 58 mph. Conditions stayed clear across the southern Rockies and the Southwest due to a ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific.
Sub freezing temperatures and light snow showers persisted across the northern Plains, the upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Land O, Wis., recorded a morning low of -11 degrees, while Iron Mountain, Mich., recorded a morning low of -5 degrees.
A ridge of high pressure brought pleasant weather to the southern Plains, the Deep South and the Southeast on Friday. Hereford, Texas, recorded a midday high of 83 degrees.