According to today's Weather and Crop Bulletin report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), active weather continued in the South and parts of the Midwest, although temperatures were considerably higher than those observed in late January and early February. As a result, significant snow was confined to a narrow band extending northeastward from the east-central Plains.
Meanwhile, a severe weather outbreak on February 8-9 spawned nearly a dozen tornadoes from Louisiana to western Florida, based on preliminary reports. Weekly rainfall totals topped 4 inches in several areas, including parts of northern Florida, southern Georgia, and central and southern Mississippi.
Moderate flooding developed along the Pearl River, south of Jackson, MS. Another area of 4- inch rainfall totals stretched from northeastern Texas into Arkansas. Meanwhile, much of the remainder of the country received little or no precipitation. For example, the nation’s mid-section was generally dry, except across the southeastern Plains.
For the full USDA report for Feb. 14, click here.