- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 21, 2009

Active weather was to persist over the Pacific Northwest and move into the Northern Rockies and Northern California on Saturday, while the East was in for mild weather and mostly sunny skies.

Scattered showers with snow at high elevations were to move down the West Coast throughout the day. The Cascades were to see scattered snowfall above the 3000 foot level throughout the day, while the Sierras were to see heavy snowfall Saturday afternoon and evening with total accumulation between 10 to 18 feet. Snow levels were to start out around 6,500 feet and drop to 2,500 feet.

The system was to bring strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph, so dangerous driving conditions were expected in the mountains. By Saturday night, the Northern Rockies were to see light rain with scattered snowfall at high elevations.

In the East, temperatures in the Northeast were to reach into the mid- to upper 40s, while the Mid-Atlantic was to remain in the 50s and 60s, and the Southeast was to be the mid-70s.

The Central U.S. was to see windy conditions, with gusts of up to 30 mph across the Plains anticipated. The Northern Plains was to see highs in the 50s and 60s, allowing for much snow melt and increased flooding threats over the region. Highs in the 60s and 70s were to persist over the Central and Southern Plains.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Friday ranged from a low of minus 1 degrees at Clayton Lake, Maine, to a high of 91 degrees at Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, Ariz.


On the Net:

Weather Underground: https://www.wunderground.com

National Weather Service: https://iwin.nws.noaa.gov

Intellicast: https://www.intellicast.com

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