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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, June 12, 2015
An area of low pressure moved across the Ohio Valley on Friday, while a ridge of high pressure persisted over the West Coast.
A low pressure system shifted east northeastward over the Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes. This system generated strong to severe thunderstorms across the upper Midwest and the Northeast. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in western New York, while severe thunderstorm watches were issued in northwest Pennsylvania, Ohio and northern West Virginia. Big Rapids, Mich., reported a midday total of 1.82 inches of rain. Midland, Mich., reported a midday total of 1.78 inches of rain. Just to the south, an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico brought thunderstorms to the Deep South and the Southeast. New Orleans, La., reported a midday total of 1.09 inches of rain.
A wave of low pressure deepened over the southern Plains, fueling showers and thunderstorms over the southern and central Plains. Flood watches were issued across northern Texas, central Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. Liberal, Kan., reported a midday total of 2.63 inches of rain. Gage, Okla., reported a midday total of 1.54 inches of rain.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms began to develop over parts of southern California and the Great Basin due to an area of low pressure over southern Nevada. Flash flood watches were issued in southwest California in anticipation of thunderstorms. High pressure over the eastern Pacific kept the remainder of the West Coast warm and dry. Redding, Calif., recorded a midday high of 102 degrees on Friday.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of 35 degrees at Truckee-Tahoe, Calif. to a midday high of 102 degrees at Redding, Calif.