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Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, May 10, 2015
A low pressure system impacted the central third of the country on Sunday, while Tropical Depression Ana skimmed across the East Coast.
A powerful low pressure system moved east northeastward over the central and northern Plains. This system ushered heavy snow and gusty winds across the Rockies and the northern Plains, as blizzard warnings were issued in western South Dakota. Hot Springs, S.D., reported a midday total of 9.2 inches of snow. Lead, S.D., reported a midday total of 18.0 inches of snow. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward over the central and southern Plains. Warm, muggy air from the Gulf of Mexico collided with this frontal boundary. This interaction resulted in a line of strong to severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in southeast South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, northern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas and Texas. Tornado warnings were issued in northeast Texas. Cleburne, Texas, reported a midday total of 3.42 inches of rain. Sonora, Texas, reported 1.75 inch sized hail.
To the east, Tropical Depression Ana moved north northeastward over the coast of the Carolinas. North Myrtle Beach, S.C., reported a midday total of 4.03 inches of rain. Swansboro, N.C., reported a midday total of 1.65 inches of rain.
Meanwhile, a Pacific cold front generated light rain over western Washington. The remainder of the West Coast stayed clear of precipitation on Sunday.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of 19 degrees at Stanley, Idaho to a midday high of 96 degrees at Quincy Muni, Quincy, FL, Fla.