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Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Active weather impacted the north central portion of the country on Tuesday, while a cool weather pattern settled in across the Northwest.

A low pressure system drifted east northeastward across the northern Plains and the upper Mississippi Valley. This system generated strong to severe thunderstorms over the central and northern Plains, as well as the upper Midwest. Tornado warnings were issued for southwest Minnesota. Flash flood warnings were issued in northeast Nebraska, northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Pipestone, Minn., reported a tornado on the ground, while Waseca, Minn., reported a midday total of 3.08 inches of rain. A warm frontal boundary associated with this system produced scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Mississippi Valley, the Ohio Valley, the Tennessee Valley and the Deep South. Champaign, Ill., reported a midday total of 1.59 inches of rain. New Orleans, La., reported a midday total of 1.35 inches of rain.

Cool air and light showers lingered in northern New England on Tuesday as a low pressure system inched across southeast Canada. Mount Washington, N.H., recorded a morning low of 30 degrees with a wind chill factor of 9 degrees.

Out west, a frontal system shifted across the Intermountain West. Showers and high elevation snow affected the northern Rockies and the Pacific Northwest. Winter weather advisories were issued for the Cascades in southwest Washington. Mullan Pass, Idaho, recorded a morning low of 30 degrees. Stampede Pass, Wash., recorded a morning low of 32 degrees.

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Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of 30 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a midday high of 100 degrees at Fort Stockton, Texas