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Kansas to Maine: Snowstorm to Affect More Than 100 Million

Some areas are expected to see more than a foot of snow

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 5 p.m. ET
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People walk dogs February 3, 2014, in Central Park as a snowstorm hits New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

A major winter storm with heavy snow, ice and a wintry mix will reach from the central Plains to the Midwest and Northeast spanning Tuesday night and Wednesday.

It will hit barely after some people had time to dig out from two prior storms in the Midwest and the Monday storm in the Northeast.

Storm Satellite Image
(NOAA)

By the time the storm has ended it will have directly affected more than two dozen states and at least 100 million people with snow and/or ice. Travel delays and disruptions to daily activities are likely. The storm will hit especially swiftly and hard over part of the central Appalachians to New England.

The storm has the potential to drop 6 inches or more of snow on portions of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. In part of the Northeast, the bulk of the snow will fall in six hours or less.

Snowstorm

Some areas are expected to see more than a foot of snow from northeastern Pennsylvania to southern New Hampshire.

Snowfall

The storm was hitting Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois Tuesday.

There is a long list of major cities that can receive enough snow to shovel and plow. These include Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis; Chicago; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Detroit; Boston; Scranton, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; and Buffalo, N.Y.

Accumulating snow will also fall on the Canada cities of Toronto, Montreal and St. John, New Brunswick.

A long stretch of the I-70, I-80 and I-81 corridors will be hit by the storm as it rolls northeastward.

Storm

The bulk of the storm will hit the Midwest Tuesday night and the Northeast late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Winds may be strong enough to cause blowing and drifting snow near the end of the storm over parts of the Central states and Northeast during Tuesday night and Wednesday.

A zone of wintry mix, snow changing to rain, or a period of ice will occur with the storm south and east of the heavy snow area.

In a narrow zone, as the snow becomes more wet and heavy or changes to ice, there is the potential for downed trees and power outages. The area where this is most likely to occur will reach from eastern Oklahoma to a large part of Arkansas, along the Ohio River, part of the I-81 corridor in the central Appalachians and the I-95 corridor from the northern mid-Atlantic to southern New England. This includes the area around Little Rock, Ark., Cincinnati, Philadelphia and New York City.

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In some cases, the rain will wash away the newly fallen snow, which can lead to urban flooding.

Even at airports not directly affected by heavy wintry precipitation, there is the potential for rounds of flight delays and cancellations with this storm.

Additional major winter storms and associated disruptions to travel and daily activities will follow through at least the middle of the month approximately every two to four days.

The amount of snow on the ground may build to and beyond a couple of feet in some areas of the central Plains, Midwest and Northeast.

One particular storm bears watching in the East Sunday into Monday.

However, at least the next storm in the train will have a bit more separation and may offer more time to prepare, compared to the storms during the first half of this week.

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Charles

I have nothing to add.

February 06 2014 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john neil

You get a little snow, and cold temp's, and every one gets all bent out of shape. I walked a mile every day to school. No bus to hull us to school. Didn't have much flu eiother. It was too cold to get the flu bug. Students bearly missed school due to bad weather. Like someone said you bundled up and let the snot freeze on your scarf. All you had for breakfast was coffee soup, and it kept you warm all the way to school.

February 06 2014 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amerigom

More storms? NO; just bigger ones! AND "out of Season"! You think it's "global warming'?
That's the tip of the iceberg! Jet Planes; continue to "dump" TONS of burned fuel into the Stratosphere; EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY! Nothing to do with "global warming". Th Hubble Telescope, has looked into the heavens to find another "earth"; NONE to this day, have been found! WE are unique!
NO other planet has been found; that has an atmosphere! Our atmosphere is our protection from the void of outer space!
The Stratosphere; where our Jet Planes fly; is being poluted! The very "light" stratosphere, is now getting "Heavy"; and our weather is being effected!
That's the reason for the crazy weather patterns!
AND, if it continues; You ain't seen nothing yet!
Keep an eye on those "jet trails"!

February 05 2014 at 6:41 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Jason

Dude, I hate to burst your bubble, but several planets in our solar system have atmospheres, most notably Venus and Mars. The Earth is not protected in any way by the atmosphere; its magnetic field does that...and it has been losing strength over the last several years. Jet exhaust in the Stratosphere has nothing to do with our weather, which occurs in the Troposphere. Check out www.dailyscience.com for some extremely interesting science data about all kinds of things...it's a much better source than the "rumor mill"! By the way, more than 2 dozen Earth-like planets have been found...all with atmospheres and all within the "habitable zone"; not too close, not too far from their star. A few coal burning power plants put out more pollution in a day than jets do in a year. Do some research, then state the facts; not opinion or "gut feelings". When you claim something, be prepared to defend that claim with real, true facts.

February 06 2014 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lthrnck68

5:30 am and we've got about 6" already. Hope we do not get the ice predicted.

February 05 2014 at 5:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill & Rhonda

Well where is the snow? Let me guess, the Weather Channel making big deal out of nothing again. So glad Directv got rid of them. It's winter, and in the winter we get snow, some winter's more snow then others. Get over it will ya and move on.

February 05 2014 at 5:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robin

In florida missed all the snow in pa trying to get a flight home keep cancelling,no big deal another day at the pool

February 05 2014 at 5:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bcats

IT'S GONNA DO WHAT IT'S GONNA DO! You can talk about it all you want but it's still gonna do what it's gonna do! Just don't eat your way through winter! It's make Spring uncomfortable as hell!

February 05 2014 at 4:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
charmaine

if you want your streets to be plowed get the cars off the streets-parkthem in the driveways (back end) first or on the lawn-DO NO LEAVE CARS IN THE STReeTS_that means yours!

February 05 2014 at 4:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MrsVal

I do agree with a lot of you! Mother earth is upset.! All of this drilling and what BP Oil and that Gas Co. did to the gulf has our earth all out of sorts. Do you ever remember anything called " Global Warming and the Polar Vortex and things such as a tsunami ? I haven't !
We have had some pretty wicked storms here in the Northeast but I never remember school closing because it was too cold or tornado warnings.
And you're right! We will complain in the summer when it is too hot! haha Summer's will get hotter and winter's will get colder. We mad mother earth mad !
Like you said " Enjoy " what else could we do?

February 05 2014 at 4:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Colleen

ALTHOUGH IT'S SORT OF A PAIN IN THE HINEY I AM THOUROUGHLY ENJOYING IT. WHEN I WAS A KID I REMEMBER MY DAD COMING OUTSIDE WITH US STARTING OUR SNOW MAZE WITH HIS SHOVEL AND ALL THE KIDS
IN THE NEIBORHOOD COMING TO FINISH IT. I REMEMBER THE SNOWFORTS, THE SLEDDING DOWN MOUNTINOUS (? sp) HILLS WHICH WERE EXHAUSTING TO CLIMB, AND OH! THE SKIDOO! HOURS AND HOURS ON THE SKIDOO ON SNOW BANKS 8 FEET HIGH!
YOU KNOW THE STORIES OUR GRANDPARENTS TOLD OF WALKING TO SCHOOL? WELL, WE DID WALK BACKWARDS TALKING WITH OUR FRIENDS JUST LIKE IT WAS NORMAL BECAUSE IT WAS!!! SNOT NOSES, FROZEN MITTENS WHICH WE CHEWED THE SNOW OFF WHEN WE WERE THIRSTYM AND ONCE IN A WHILE MOM WOULD COME OUT TO THE SNOWHILLS WITH AN OLD CHEVY HOOD MADE INTO A JUMP WITH A THERMOS FULL OF PIPING HOT CHOCLATE! I PERSONALLY DONT GIVE A HOOT ABOUT POLOTICS HERE! THE STORMS THIS YEAR ARE BEAUTIFULLY FANTASTIC. COLLEEN, MICHIGAN

February 05 2014 at 3:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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