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Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A low pressure system brought rain and snow to the Intermountain West on Tuesday, while a frontal boundary stalled out over Florida.

A slow moving low pressure system brought cooler weather to the western half of the country on Tuesday. This system also ushered moderate to heavy snow and strong winds across the higher elevations of the Southwest, the Great Basin and the Intermountain West. Blizzard warnings were issued for northeast Wyoming. Winter storm warnings were also issued across Nevada, western Utah, southern Idaho, southern Montana and Wyoming. Incline Village, Nev., reported a midday total of 17.0 inches of snow. Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, reported a midday total of 8.8 inches of snow. Showers and isolated thunderstorms developed to the east across portions of the central and northern Plains, as well as the western edge of the Midwest. Relatively warm conditions prevailed across the central and southern Plains, with temperatures ranging between the 60s and 70s.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure shifted across New England and southeast Canada. This system ushered a mixture of rain and snow over northern New England. Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories remained in place for northern Maine. Presque Island, Maine, reported a midday total of 6.2 inches of snow. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system initiated heavy rain and strong thunderstorms across the eastern Gulf Coast and southern Florida.

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Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of 8 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a midday high of 87 degrees at Kendall, Fla.