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Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A cold front moved across the Northwest on Wednesday, while a trough of low pressure focused over the western Gulf of Mexico.

A cold frontal boundary stretched southwestward over the northern high Plains, the Rockies and the northern Great Basin. Light rain develop over the northern Rockies, while isolated showers and thunderstorms popped up over the northern high Plains. Just to the west, an onshore flow from the Pacific continued to bring light to moderate rain to western Washington and northwest Oregon. Everett, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.54 inches of rain. Additionally. isolated monsoonal thunderstorms fired up over the central and southern Rockies and parts of the Desert Southwest.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary dipped southward over eastern Canada. This frontal boundary initiated rain and thunderstorms across the upper Midwest, the upper Great Lakes and northern New England. New Ulm, Minn., reported a midday total of 2.21 inches of rain. Hayward, Wis., reported a midday total of 1.36 inches of rain. Isolated showers and thunderstorms also developed over the Ohio and the interior Mid-Atlantic due to a weak trough of low pressure over the region.

To the south, heavy rain and thunderstorms impacted the western and central Gulf Coast. Galveston, Texas, reported a midday total of 3.30 inches of rain. Galliano, La., reported a midday total of 2.13 inches of rain. Thunderstorm activity also persisted over the Southeast on Wednesday. Miami, Fla., reported a midday total of 1.17 inches of rain.

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