Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, November 30, 2013
A cold frontal boundary stretched from the northern portion of the Intermountain West to the Great Lakes, while a high pressure system moved over the Southwest.
Parts of the upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and the Northeast experienced light snow showers on Saturday due to a weak low pressure system over Wisconsin. A mixture of rain and snow fell in northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan, while light snow also passed across New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Little to no snow accumulation occurred throughout the states.
The majority of the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast stayed clear of precipiation on Saturday due to a ridge of high pressure along the Atlantic Coast. The exception to this was in southern Florida, where an onshore flow from the Atlantic triggered light showers. Opa Locka, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.50 inches of rain, while Hollywood, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.42 inches of rain.
The central third of the country also avoided rain and snow on Saturday due to a ridge of high pressure over the region. Cities across the Rockies and the northern Plains experienced chilly conditions, as Alamosa, Colo., recorded a morning low of -11 degrees.
Light precipitation began to move across parts of the Pacific Northwest due to an onshore flow from the Pacific. Rainy weather picked up in western Washington during the late morning, while light snow fell in parts of the northern Rockies. The Southwest stayed clear of wet weather on Saturday.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -13 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a midday high of 91 degrees at Santa Ana, Calif.