Potentially devastating Hurricane Sandy will even have a wintry aspect, that of heavy wet snow, to go along with its inundating surge, damaging winds and flooding rain.
Along the a stretch of the southern Appalachians, strong winds and clinging snow could down trees and power lines, triggering power outages.
Rain turning to snow Monday night and Tuesday could yield plowable snowfall from the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands southward over West Virginia into western Virginia.
Higher ridges of West Virginia, above 3,000 feet of elevation, could see falls of 1 to 3 feet by Wednesday.
Travel may become difficult to impossible over these highlands.
Interstate highways I-64, I-68, I-77 and I-81 will be subject to wintry travel at higher elevation.
Elsewhere, cold rain may mix with or turn to snow at lower elevation of western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and even parts of Ohio. Odds are that any accumulation of snow here would be slushy and confined mostly to grassy surfaces.
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Recent snow and wind combined with mild air on Saturday will set the stage for avalanches into Monday.
This season, ice coverage on the Great Lakes has exceeded all other measurements since 1979.
Despite early March rain and snow, worries escalate as water supplies remain low.
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A storm responsible for ice in the South Central states Tuesday will continue to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain to North Carolina and Virginia Friday.
A dry weather pattern has returned to much of California after the recent spell of rainy weather, leaving residents wondering when they will see rain again.
Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic (2001)
(March 4-7) a major winter storm brought strong winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions to portions of the region. Wind gusts exceeded 60 mph in many places. In parts of New England, snow totals exceeded 2, even 3 feet. In Burlington, VT, 22.9 inches of snow fell which broke the record for the date of 7 inches from 1971.
Northern Plains (1983)
Minot, ND had 6" of snow, Bismarck, ND had 7" of new snow and Mobridge, SD had 6" of new snow.
Buffalo, NY (1983)
High was 76 degrees -- shattered old record of 60 degrees set in 1973.