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Slow Moving Cold Front Moves into the Central U.S.

A slow moving cold front continues to move eastward across the U.S.. Behind the cold front is unseasonably cold weather and high elevation snows. Along the front, an area of heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding will extend from eastern New Mexico to portions of Minnesota. Post-tropical Jose will continue to meander offshore bringing high surf and rip currents to much of the east coast. Read More >

WINTER STORM SUMMARY FOR
MARCH 25, 2014 TO MARCH 26, 2014 EVENT
Synopsis
A low pressure system developed off of the Florida coast on the 24th and proceeded to move toward the northeast. This system moved quickly as it made its way to the northeast on the 25th and rapidly intensified as it neared the New England offshore waters.
Watches/Warnings/Advisories
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued at 3:39 AM on Tuesday, March 25th for the following areas: Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware; Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties in Maryland; Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean and Southeastern Burlington counties in New Jersey. At 8:33 PM on the 25th, the advisory was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for the following areas: Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, Caroline and Talbot counties in Maryland; Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey. All warnings and advisories were allowed to expire at 2:18 AM Wednesday, March 26th.
Precipitation/Temperatures/Winds
Precipitation began during the morning of the 25th and continued through the overnight hours, ending by the early morning of the 26th. In general, an area of 4 to 7 inches of snow was reported across southern Delaware and parts of extreme southern New Jersey. There was a pretty sharp gradient as one headed north of the warning area. 

Winds behind the system were blustery with gusts generally in the 35 to 45 mph range.
Significant Impacts/Aspects
Numerous traffic accidents were reported due to the hazardous road conditions. Schools were closed across parts of the area in response to the snow.
Notes
Information contained in this summary is preliminary. More complete and/or detailed information may be contained in subsequent monthly NOAA storm data publications.