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Severe Thunderstorms Returning to The Plains; Chance of Severe Storms in Mid-Atlantic too

A new Pacific storm moving into the Plains will spark a new round of severe thunderstorms in the Plains with potential for damaging winds, very large hail, and tornadoes Tuesday. Heavy rains may produce flash floods, especially from north-central Texas into Kansas. In the Mid-Atlantic, there will be a chance of severe thunderstorms. Strong winds in the Southwest are keeping fire danger high. Read More >

MARCH 25, 2014 TO MARCH 26, 2014 EVENT
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.
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 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.
Information contained in this summary is preliminary. More complete and/or detailed information may be contained in subsequent monthly NOAA storm data publications.