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Heavy Rainfall in South Texas and Hawaii; Below Average Temperatures for Much of the East

Heavy rainfall is expected in extreme southern Texas and parts of the Hawaiian Islands into Monday. Flash-flood watches are effect for both areas. Temperatures from the Great Lakes to the southern Plains and through much of the eastern U.S. are expected to be below to well below average. Air stagnation concerns are likely across interior portions of the Northwest through Monday. Read More >

Overview
An intrusion of cold air filtered into the Four State Region a few days before Valentine's Day. Temperatures were 10 to 15 degrees below average from Thursday, February 12th through Valentine's Day on Saturday, February 14th. Late Friday night and Saturday, a strong upper-level disturbance tracked across the region producing a large area of snow, mainly along and to the north of Interstate 20 even though surface temperatures were generally just above freezing.

Most, if not all, of the snow melted the day after the snowstorm as temperatures climbed into the 50s areawide under sunny skies.
 
Graphics & Photos
Snowfall map from February 14, 2004
Snowfall map from February 14th, 2004.
 
Snow falling in Longview, TX, on Valentine's Day 2004
Picture of snow falling in Longview, TX, on Valentine's Day 2004.

 

 
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