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    Elliot Abrams

    A Temporary February Thaw

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    2/18/2014, 5:48:50 AM

    Tuesday morning

    Snow came and went in Philadelphia and Baltimore this morning while snow persisted across Pennsylvania's central mountains. Some snow showers will move across northern New Jersey early this afternoon. Along the New England coast, a period of moderate to heavy snow can sweep in and drop a few quick inches. Along the immediate coast, it should be quite slushy, but at normally colder inland spots, travel conditions may deteriorate surprisingly fast.


    With all the snow this winter, the total snowfall in New York City so far this winter ranks sixth out of all the winters since 1869. First place is still held by 1995-1996, when there was a massive January blizzard and a seasonal total of just over 75 inches. The graph was carefully crafted by AccuWeather meteorologist Ben Noll.


    With this week's warmup, some areas of the South and Midwest may get a round of thunderstorms ahead of the next cold front. There was thundersnow this morning in west-central Pennsylvania and a lot of thunderstorm developed off the Middle Atlantic coast... all as shown on this lightning map that covers the period from midnight though 9 a.m. ET.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com


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