Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, November 19, 2012. The most active weather in the country Monday occurred in the Northwest as a Pacific storm slammed into the region. This storm produced rain and high elevation snow in Washington and Oregon before creeping into Idaho as the day progressed. This precipitation will continue for the rest of the day before being reinforced by another storm from the Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday. This area also experienced strong winds as High Wind Warnings warned of wind gusts to 65 mph through the evening. This strong wind will also continue into Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a weak cold front moved through the Plains toward the Upper Midwest and Mississippi Valley. This feature lacked ample moisture that produce light to occasionally heavy rain from Oklahoma through Illinois and southern Michigan.
Elsewhere, a high pressure system along the eastern seaboard kept the eastern third of the country dry while also keeping a storm in the Atlantic Ocean well away from the coast.
Generally mild conditions also continued on Monday. The Northeast rose into the 40s and 50s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Southern Plains rose into the 70s and 80s, while the Northern Plains saw temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The Southwest rose into the 60s, 70s, and some 80s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 1 degrees at Springfield, Vt. to a midday high of 82 degrees at Weslaco, Texas