Spring snow plays havoc with area events

Muriel Hammond
March 25, 2018

Here's a quick breakdown of what we're expecting.

By 7 p.m., the heavy snow will continue in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and NY.

Up to six inches of snow is possible in some places, including the Indianapolis metro. Rain/snow line will be just south of Chicago and extends to the Carolinas. "As the bands tried to work on it, the dry air really just ate away at a lot of the snow coming on in".

Although these type of storms are fairly normal for this time of year, the frequency of four particularly strong storms within three weeks is unusual, according to Accuweather.

The winter storm warning areas could get up to 9 inches of snow by the time the storm tapers off Saturday, the Weather Service said.

The warning, which means severe winter weather will make travel "very hazardous or impossible", has been issued for New York City, Long Island, northeast New Jersey and all of CT, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather forecasters are predicting the latest winter story, which was expected to hit the area late Friday or early Saturday, could dump up to 4 inches of snow of even more by late Saturday.

WABC-TV in New York City reported one person died in a auto crash on Long Island and another while shoveling snow in Bellmore.

"Yesterday I was walking around and saw little birds taking a bath and it looked like they were thinking it would be spring".

Any shift in the storm track could have a large impact on storm totals. There may be a brief period of rain or sleet before the precipitation turns to heavy snow.

Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected in parts of Montana, NWS said.

We are tracking a break from snow showers in today's forecast.

Blizzard-like conditions are possible on Long Island in the afternoon as wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, coupled with heavy snow, could create white-out conditions.

The report predicted travel might be hard with significant reduction in visibility.

Despite being well into the first week of spring, the Midwest to the Appalachians are set to get a few inches of heavy, wet snow as winter storm Uma passes through.

The system develops in Colorado once again on Monday and taps into abundant gulf moisture. Roads locally should remain passable into the evening hours thanks to warm ground temperatures, with conditions most likely to deteriorate after sunset tonight. These areas could see anywhere from 6-8" of snow with localized pockets of 8"+ west of Cockeysville/Parkton/Manchester and north of Elkton/Cecilton.

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