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March 29, 2015

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, March 29, 2015

Scattered snow showers persisted for the Great Lakes region, while more rain developed across the Pacific Northwest on Sunday. In the North, a trough of low pressure that brought rain to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies continued sliding eastward over the northern Plains and into the upper Midwest. This system produced snow showers for northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan, with rain showers developing along the southern side of this system as it moved into the Mississippi River Valley. Snowfall totals remained light with the heaviest snow accumulation reported at Lutsen, Minnesota with a midday total of 2.0 inches.

Meanwhile in the East, a ridge of high pressure maintained chilly conditions for the Eastern states. High temperatures ranged from 10 to 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Early morning low temperatures dropped into the mid-20s for parts of the Tennessee Valley and into the mid-30s again for parts of northern Georgia and Alabama. High temperatures remained in the 50s for these areas.

Meanwhile out West, another trough of low pressure moved into the Pacific Northwest and pulled some moisture onshore from the Pacific Ocean. This spread some scattered rain showers into Washington with heaviest rainfall reported at Quillayute, Washington with a midday total of 0.66 inches.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -9 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a midday high of 90 degrees at Thermal, Calif.

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