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Posted on February 8, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 8 at 6:04 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, Feb. 08, 2014

A persistent onshore flow continued to ignite an active weather system across the western U.S. on Saturday, while several waves of low pressure drove snow showers across the central and eastern thirds of the country.

An onshore flow from the Pacific continued to bring an onslaught of rain and snow to the western U.S. on Saturday, as rain pushed across California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and Utah. Santa Rosa, Calif., reported a midday total of 2.20 inches of rain, while Blue Canyon, Calif., reported a midday total of 1.84 inches of rain. Winter storm warnings were also issued across California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado as heavy snow impacted mountainous regions. Donner Summit, Calif., reported a midday total of 21.0 inches of snow, while Placer, Calif., reported a midday total of 17.0 inches of snow. The Southwest stayed clear of precipitation on Saturday as high pressure continued to build along the southern California coast.

Several waves of low pressure drove snow showers across parts of the central and northern Plains, the upper Midwest and the Ohio Valley, as Clayton, Iowa, reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. To the south, high pressure along the western Gulf of Mexico kept the majority of the southern Plains and Gulf Coast clear on Saturday.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure along the coast of the Carolinas brought showers to parts of the Southeast on Saturday, while scattered snow showers moved across the Mid-Atlantic.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -29 degrees at Park Rapids, Minn. to a midday high of 86 degrees at Kendall, Fla.

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