GOES-10 Science Test
Weather Synopsis - 05 April/12UTC to 06 April/12UTC 1998

Synoptic Situation:

Broad upper level troughs of low pressure were found across the western and eastern U.S., with a flat ridge persisting over the central portion of the country. Another upper low was approaching Baja California. Several weak short waves were embedded within the western U.S. trough, with the most well-defined wave moving across the northern High Plains.

At the surface, high pressure again dominated the central U.S., from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. A trough across the Rockies drifted eastward into the High Plains. A dryline began to form over the Texas panhandle as moisture return from the Gulf of Mexico started progressing northward across Texas.

Weather Conditions:

No severe weather was reported across the U.S. this period. Light rain (with some mountain snow) was reported across California into the Rockies and the northern Plains, as well as New England, parts of the mid-Atlantic region, and the Florida peninsula.