GOES-10 Science Test
Weather Synopsis - 04 April/12UTC to 05 April/12UTC 1998

Synoptic Situation:

An upper level low was located along the West Coast, and also over New England and the western Atlantic. A relatively flat ridge aloft was in place across the central United States.

At the surface, a low and associated cold front moved off the East Coast, with the trailing portion of the cold front across the Florida peninsula. A post-frontal trough axis moved southward across the mid-Atlantic region. High pressure dominated the Great Lakes region and the central U.S., while a weak trough of low pressure moved eastward across the Rockies.

Weather Conditions:

No severe weather was reported across the U.S. this period. Rain fell across the mid-Atlantic region in the wake of the exiting upper low/cold front, with amounts of up to 1.5 inches reported in parts of Virginia and Maryland. Light rains fell near the trailing cold front across Florida. Valley rain and mountain snow spread across California into the Intermountain region and the northern Plains, and also across parts of New England. Precipitation amounts were generally light in these areas.