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Spring northeast snowstorm

Spring northeast snowstorm

by Kristin Walls

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

A potent low pressure system (Nor’easter) is moving up the east coast producing very heavy rainfall right now. The low will intensify late tonight and draw in cold air changing over parts of it to snow! Yes, I said snow! Parts of extreme eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and extreme western Maryland will be under the gun for snow. Winter storm warnings (purple) and winter weather advisories (light blue) are already out for these areas. Significant accumulations are possible especially in the higher elevations like the Allegheny Plateau and Appalachians where over a foot of snow is likely.  The snow should be winding down by early Tuesday morning.

And it won’t be just the snow affecting the northeast. Strong winds of over 50 mph are possible. Since we had a record warm March, the trees are already leafed out a month ahead of schedule. The heavy weight of the snow along with the high winds will take down trees and power lines causing widespread power outages that might last for days in some areas.
For those of you who are wondering if we will see this snow…thankfully no! We will however have a breezy day tomorrow with winds gusting up to 30 mph as a result of this strengthening low pressure system.

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