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Snowstorm to Affect More Than 1,000 Miles From St. Louis to Boston

The storm is likely to cause many flight delays and cancellations across the country

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013


A storm will drop heavy snow and disrupt travel from parts of the Midwest to a large part of the Northeast by Sunday.

The snowstorm will reach span more than 1,000 miles and affect tens of millions of people.

Thanks to recent Arctic air making roads and sidewalks much colder compared to previous storms, enough snow to shovel and plow is in store from parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey to much of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Not only will the storm make roads and sidewalks slippery, raising the risk for slip-and-fall incidents and auto accidents, but it is likely to cause many flight delays and cancellations. The visibility will be poor, runways will become snow covered and aircraft will need to be de-iced.

The storm will spread across the Midwest late Friday into Friday night and over the Northeast Saturday and Saturday night.

A mixture of snow, sleet and rain will mitigate accumulations across central Missouri and eastward along the Ohio River. However, enough wintry mix will fall to make roads slippery.

Long stretches of along the I-70, I-75, I-80 and I-90 corridors may be snow covered in the Midwest.

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A quick change to plain rain is likely from Roanoke, Va., to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore with little or no accumulation to up to an inch or so. Some roads may be slippery.

However, farther to the northeast along the I-95 corridor, the change to rain following snow and/or a wintry mix will take longer, leading to 1 to 3 inches accumulation and more widespread slippery travel.

Snow and a wintry mix are likely to impact play during the Army-Navy Classic Saturday afternoon and evening at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This wintry game will occur just less than a week after heavy snow fell during the Eagles-Lions game. Snow buried the field and had players sliding and shoveling snow with their feet during last Sunday's game.

Farther to the north over the Midwest and from western and northern Pennsylvania to northern New England, where the cold air hangs on longer or lingers through the duration of the storm, heavy snow will fall with some communities receiving 6 inches of snow. Roads will be slushy to snow covered over much of the I-80, I-81, I-87, I-88, I-90 and I-95 corridors.

A general swath of 6- to 10-inch snowfall with local amounts near 1 foot is likely to reach from part of northeastern Pennsylvania through the Catskills and Berkshires into southern Vermont, southeastern New Hampshire and southern Maine.

In much of New England, the storm will linger into Sunday with ongoing travel disruptions. While flurries will occur over the central and southern Appalachians and downwind of the Great Lakes over the Midwest, the storm will be over across the Ohio Valley and coastal mid-Atlantic, and travel conditions will improve.

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hazel

Its that time of yr stop crying and enjoy while it lasts ....and its free

December 15 2013 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
endmillll

And its just the beginning

December 14 2013 at 8:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
flexcesar

I've lived in the northeast when I was very young, Its old and dirty. Living in South Florida now for many years, and living life to its fullest. Happy Holidays snow birds...

December 14 2013 at 8:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Eri

Enjoy being underwater in a couple decades.

December 15 2013 at 3:12 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mac

There is never a mention of San Digo because we do not have weather.

December 14 2013 at 7:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hyperpak

Amazing how the weather people find it unusual thet there are snow storms in the winter, just like heat waves in the summer. Any shift in the jet stream and you could experience wild weather no matter where you are .Just think te Super Bowl will be played in NJ next year

December 14 2013 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
seamer45

Oh no, who would have thought it would snow in the northern states in mid-December. What a concept.

December 13 2013 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SHELDON

Skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, let it snow, let it snow, let it snooow... Catskills here.

December 13 2013 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
topshelfrep

In Miami will be back country fishing on the last day of Snook season.
Good luck with that up there.

December 13 2013 at 12:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Yo Bill

I live in the Mountains of Colorado we see this all the time. Winter is winter. We've seen records in the
-60's up here. This has been going on before man ever set foot up here. And the same in the eastern part of the United States. Enjoy the simple things in life.

December 13 2013 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stacy31c

hate it, hate it, hate it!

December 13 2013 at 11:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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