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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 5:06 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, March 17, 2014

An active weather system moved across the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, while a wave of low pressure inched across the Intermountain West.

A cold frontal boundary extended from the central Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic on Monday as temperatures dropped roughly 20 degrees over the eastern portion of the country. A strong low pressure system over the Southeast triggered widespread precipitation over a handful of states. Tornado watches were issued across Florida as severe thunderstorms and heavy rain impacted the state. Cross City, Fla., reported a midday total of 3.33 inches of rain, while Gainesville, Fla., reported a midday total of 1.96 inches of rain. Moderate rain and thunderstorms pushed across Georgia and the Carolinas, while a mixture of sleet and snow impacted several Mid-Atlantic states.

Meanwhile, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories were issued across the upper Intermountain West, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest as several waves of low pressured moved across the region. Glacier, Mont., reported a midday total of 4.0 inches of snow, while Dunn, Wis., reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. To the west, light, scattered rain and snow moved across the Pacific Northwest.

Conditions remained calm from the Southwest to the southern Plains on Monday due to high pressure over the Four Corners. Temperatures ranged between the 70s and 80s across the Desert Southwest, as Needles, Calif., recorded a midday high of 84 degrees.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -18 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a midday high of 87 degrees at Opa Locka, Fla.

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