2.53 Inches of Precip Reported in VC

The Associated Press

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, November 05, 2015:

An area of low pressure moved across the north central portion of the country on Thursday, while a separate system skimmed across the Northwest.

A trough of low pressure shifted northeastward over the northern Plains and the upper Mississippi Valley. This system ushered a mixture of rain and snow over the central and northern Plains, as well as the upper Midwest. Valley City, N.D., reported a midday total of 2.53 inches of precipitation. Oakes, N.D., reported a midday total of 1.50 inches of precipitation. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward. Strong to severe thunderstorms fired up along and ahead of this frontal boundary from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and eastern Kansas. Altamont, Kan., reported 1.75 inch sized hail. Bartlesville, Okla., reported a midday total of 1.46 inches of rain. Additionally, a cold air mass trailed this system over the Southwest. Temperatures remained 10 to 15 degrees below normal across the portions of the Desert Southwest and the Great Basin. Big Bear City, Calif., recorded a morning low of 14 degrees.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure over southwest Canada influenced an onshore flow over the Pacific Northwest. Light to moderate rain and high elevation snow affected Washington, northern Oregon and parts of Idaho. .

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 9 degrees at MCMWTC BRIDGEPORT, CA, Calif. to a midday high of 91 degrees at Zapata, Texas