Heavy snow is focusing on northern New England this Sunday, causing even more travel disruptions.
The snowstorm has already spanned more than 1,000 miles. Snow has reached every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
Thanks to recent Arctic air making roads and sidewalks much colder compared to previous storms, enough snow to shovel and plow has occurred in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri and is in store from parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey to much of 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 could cause shipping delays and force Christmas shoppers to change their plans for the weekend.
The recent cold weather, this storm, and others will translate to plenty of snow on the ski slopes.
In the wake of the storm, areas made wet and slushy from melting during the day on Sunday will freeze on Sunday night, producing patches of black ice.
The risk of a rapid freeze is already threatening Boston this Sunday morning.
Across northern New England, the storm is lingering this Sunday with ongoing travel disruptions. The worst of the snowstorm is focusing on Maine. Frigid temperatures is causing the snowfall to be very powdery.
Conditions will gradually improve as Sunday progresses and the storm shifts to Atlantic Canada.
While snow showers occur over the central 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.
Long stretches of the I-69, I-75, I-80 and I-90 corridors have been hit with heavy snow, falling at the rate of up to an inch per hour in the Midwest.
Even though the snow tapered off early on Saturday night from west to east in this area, many secondary roads and city streets will remain snow covered until snow removal crews have a chance to get to them on Sunday.
Mostly rain fell from Roanoke, Va., to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, but some roads from northern Virginia to northern Maryland became slippery due to a period where sleet mixed in with the rain.
However, farther northeast along the I-95 corridor from northern Delaware to around New York City, the change to rain following snow and/or a wintry mix took longer, leading to several inches accumulation and more widespread slippery travel. Central Park received 5 inches of snow before it changed over to plain rain in the city.
Snow was seen at the Army-Navy Classic on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This wintry game occurred 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.
Strong to locally severe thunderstorms will affect areas from northern Texas and southern Oklahoma to western and southern Georgia into Tuesday evening.
Maysak has become a super typhoon over the Pacific Ocean and will bring life-threatening conditions to Yap and the Philippines.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A widespread severe weather threat will target the central Plains on Wednesday afternoon after spotty severe storms in the South into Tuesday evening.
A storm will accompany a press of chilly air during the first part of the Easter Weekend with rain and even accumulating wet snow in some locations of the Midwest and Northeast.
A storm that will first spread showers from Scotland and England across to Germany on Friday will then bring a steadier, soaking rain to eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula on Easter Weekend.
Miami, FL (2003)
The warmest March on record in South Florida concluded with the coldest weather of the month. The high of 65 degrees set a record low maximum for the date and was the only day of the month the high temperature failed to reach at least 80 degrees. The average temperature in Miami was 78.8 for the month of March.
Gardiner, ME (1843)
End of snowiest March in history. According to the Portland Daily Advisor - 4 feet of snow on ground.
Extreme cold in Central states for March. St. Louis, MO: 17 degrees below normal; Minneapolis, MN: 25 degrees below normal. One of the coldest months ever.