The winter that won’t end: massive snow storm blankets much of U.S

A man waits for help after his vehicle became stuck in snow in Lawrence, Kan. Few signs of spring were found in parts of the Midwest yesterday, as a snowstorm brought heavy snow and strong winds.
March 25, 2013 PENNSYLVANIAWinter-weary residents of southwestern Pennsylvania braced for yet another round of snow and ice — seriously, Mother Nature, again? — Sunday as a massive storm system swept in from the Midwest, dampening hopes that spring-like weather might finally be near. By Sunday night, the storm covered much of the eastern half of the country, from Iowa to the eastern seaboard and as far north and south as Michigan and Tennessee. Along its path across the upper Rockies and Midwest, the storm left as much as a foot of snow over the weekend, with wind gusts creating drifts of 2 to 3 feet in some states. Just 3 to 5 inches of snow was expected to accumulate across much of southwestern Pennsylvania overnight, with another 1 to 2 falling this morning, according to the National Weather Service in Moon. Still, local road crews were leaving nothing to chance, said PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi in Pittsburgh. Crews spent Sunday evening pretreating roads with brine and mounting plows back onto trucks. By midnight, when the heaviest accumulation was expected to begin as the main body of the storm moved in from the southwest, the highway department planned to have 70 to 80 trucks out across Allegheny County, Mr. Struzzi said. “It will be our full fleet,” he said. “We’re ready for battle.” Heavy snow was expected to continue through the pre-dawn hours, then lessen as the day progresses. The winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service expires at 11 a.m. today. “The snowfall is going to be lighter, plus with the late March sun coming through the clouds and warming the ground, not much will accumulate after morning even if the snow lingers into the evening,” said Brad Rehak, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Moon. Over the weekend, however, residents across much of the Midwest saw heavy snowfall and damaging winds that made the season seem like springtime in name only. The National Weather Service said parts of Colorado and northwest Kansas saw 10 to 15 inches of snow Saturday, and southwestern Nebraska had up to 7 inches. Winds gusting at speeds of up to 45 mph created snowdrifts of 2 to 3 feet in the three states, said Ryan Husted, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Goodland, Kan. The storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri before tapering off there Sunday morning, said Dan Hawblitzel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in suburban Kansas City. In the mid-Missouri town of Columbia, TV station KOMU was briefly evacuated Sunday morning because of high winds and a heavy buildup of snow on the broadcast tower next to the building. Snow began to fall in earnest in St. Louis and western Illinois on Sunday morning. Parts of St. Louis saw nearly 9 inches, while a record snowfall of 9.6 inches was set at Columbia Regional Airport, breaking the old record of 6.1 inches set in 1912. The storm arrived in Indiana late Sunday afternoon and left 5.5 inches in Hancock County, east of Indianapolis, according to the weather service. Ohio was expected to see 5 to 9 inches Sunday night. Before it exits off the coast of New Jersey on Monday night, the storm could leave 1 to 3 inches in southern New York and New Jersey. “It’s definitely a wide-hitting system,” Mr. Hawblitzel said. And don’t put away the snow shovels, rock salt and wool mittens just yet, because it might not be the last snow of the season, said Mr. Rehak, the meteorologist in Moon. Four storms, he said, left more than six inches of snow in the Pittsburgh region later in the season than this: 12.7 inches April 3, 1901; 11.2 inches April 8, 1902; 8 inches March 30, 1883; and 7.7 inches April 3 and 4, 1987. “It’s rare, but not impossible,” he said. –Post Gazette
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8 Responses to The winter that won’t end: massive snow storm blankets much of U.S

  1. kris says:

    Just play more with HAARP….


  2. Andrew says:

    Could this be the sign of a mini ice age?


  3. Helen Parks says:

    from the Hidden texts – published two years ago – love the words RARE PUMP
    8 20 2 Courir par urban rompu pache arreste
    REBORN: as in “the dead shall be raised with the living”
    (The Gulf Stream)
    8 20 2 Carried through the suburbs – by the broken treaty unkept …
    this sounds like encampment (by trains in other lines) as a result
    (by design) of the double crossing, on both sides, of Treaty 9
    between the Off Worlders and the Military.
    HERA is an asteroid, any asteroid C is a date: Mar 22 – Mar 31 and Aug 5 – Sept 1
    H = chaos ERA … H is also May 13 – June 9


  4. Julie Neal says:

    Alvin, we live west of St Louis in O’Fallon MO and we had over 12 inches of heavy wet snow. Also lot’s of trees were down because of the weight of the snow. (Including a small one that hit my car, no damage but freaked me out. I think the last time we had this much snow at one time was in 1982… But I have to admit MoDot did a good job I think keeping up with the main roads in our area. And it is pretty today, but will be so GLAD to welcome the real Spring. 🙂
    Thanks again for all you do here…


  5. Jeffinsydney says:

    Guess this would be you! We have unrelenting heat and NZ is in the worst drought in 50years, bring on the locusts!

    “The Extincti


  6. Irene C says:

    I know that here in Ohio we are definitely tired of Winter. There’s even a lot of talk about going out to hunt that groundhog who promised us an early Spring. 😉

    Now, I’m just watching to see what summer brings.


  7. Emanni says:

    On the other side of the pond
    United Kingdom’s snow chaos
    Braced for a white Easter: Blizzards and icy blasts all week… then get ready for a heatwave next month!
    Man found dead in deep snow on Saturday near Burnley
    Pensioner who died in a landslip in Cornwall on Friday morning

    UK’s coldest spring since 1963 claims 5,000 lives: Pensioners worst affected – and experts say final toll could be ‘horrendous’
    2,000 extra deaths registered in just the first two weeks of March
    And for February, 3,057 extra deaths registered in England and Wales–experts-say-final-toll-horrendous.html

    ‘30,000 could die from extreme cold’
    THE extreme cold is thought to have killed thousands of elderly people with a possible total death toll of around 30,000, it emerged yesterday.


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