Reports: Snow Departs Boston, Continues Farther North

By By Anthony Sagliani, Meteorologist
March 23, 2013, 5:17:50 AM EDT

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A late-season, long-duration winter storm swept over much of the Northeast on Monday.

UPDATE The snow is beginning to taper off in the Northeast. This story is no longer being updated.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell during the day from Pennsylvania to New York and Massachusetts, with most interior locations picking up a few inches of slushy, slippery snow. A secondary storm will get its act together along the coast of New England on Tuesday, spreading heavy, potentially tree-snapping snow, into places such as Hartford, Providence and Boston.

As if that were not enough, strong, gusty winds will once again cause water to inundate beaches from Long Island to Cape Cod and southern Maine. While the flooding will not be as severe as with recent winter storms, severe beach erosion is still a likelihood.

Scroll down to watch the storm unfold live in its entirety below.

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4:23 p.m. EDT Tuesday:Snow is falling in Portland, Maine and beginning to stick on untreated road surfaces.

12:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Heavy snow will continue in New England through Tuesday evening. I-95 is along the path of the heaviest snow. Expect clogged roadways and slippery conditions.


12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Sleet has switched over to rain in Boston.

11:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A second band of heavy snow is swinging eastward through the Hudson Valley. It is snowing hard enough in central and northern areas to re-coat roads that may have been cleared off, according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The main batch of snow is departing Boston and ending as sleet and rain in some areas. Heavy snow continues farther north over parts of New Hampshire and Maine.

10:23 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Between this snowstorm and the March 7-8 storm that brought 10.5 inches, Boston has more than doubled their normal March total of 7.8 inches.

9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Visibility in Portland, Maine, reduced to half of a mile with snow and freezing fog.

7:01 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Recent snow totals: 4" in Manchester, CT; 4.5" in Ludlow, Mass; 5.2" in South Weymouth, Mass; 5.3" in Fitchburg, Mass.

5:59 a.m. EDT Tuesday: 8.0 inches of snow now on the ground in Brookline, Massachusetts.

5:47 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Roads this morning are snow-packed and dangerous for those traveling I-95 west of Boston:


4:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Here are a few recent snowfall totals from NewEngland: Manchester, CT: 4.5"; Coventry, CT: 4.0"; Fitchburg, MA: 5.3."

2:24 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Roadways in Providence are slushy and slippery, but away from the city, roads are snow-packed.

11:24 p.m. EDT Monday: Snow has made its way into Providence and Boston. Another long-duration storm has begun. Here is a look at the latest snowfall forecast:


9:03 p.m. EDT Monday: East Bemidji, Minn. reported a storm total of 8-9 inches of snow.

8:15 p.m. EDT Monday: Blowing snow is causing ice build-up on roads in Quasqueton, Iowa with visibility reduced to one-half a mile or less at times.

8:03 p.m. EDT Monday: Five and one half inches of snow was reported in Askov, Minn.

7:20 p.m. EDT Monday: Grand Rapids, Minn., has reported 4 inches of snow.

6:00 p.m. EDT Monday: Two inches of snow has fallen in Sheboygan, Wis.

5:30 p.m. EDT Monday: Snow is falling at a rate of an inch an hour in the town of Menominee, Mich. The reported 3 inches of snowfall.

4:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Oakland, Wis., reported 4.5 inches of snow.

3:55 p.m. EDT Monday: South of the town of Madison, Wis., 3.9 inches of snow was measured.

3:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Snow will make the evening rush hour commute slippery and dangerous across the Susquehanna River Valley, in the Poconos and along the I-80 corridor. Motorists are urged to slow down.

1:15 p.m. EDT Monday: Flash and urban flooding reported in Kentucky in Stanford, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Sctottsville, Bowling Green, Simpson, Lexington, Olive Hill and Raceland. There is potential for flash and urban flooding in Charleston, W.Va. and other West Virginia communities this afternoon and evening.

1:05 p.m. EDT Monday: Major roadways throughout Pittsburgh will be slippery throughout the day. Those highlighted in green below indicate roadways that are wet with freezing conditions:


12:40 p.m. EDT Monday: La Guardia and Newark International Airport now reporting delays due to low visibility.

12:32 p.m. EDT Monday: Three inches of snow and sleet recorded in Farmington, Pa.

11:25 a.m. EDT Monday: Heavy rain will swing into eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia into the afternoon. Watch for flash, urban and stream flooding in these areas.

11:10 a.m. EDT Monday: Delays due to weather are being reported at Chicago O'hare and Minneapolis St. Paul International airports.

10:43 a.m. EDT Monday: Snow reports from south of DC this morning - 1.0 inch in Heathsville, Va.; 1.0 inch in Montross, Va.; 2.0 inches in Mineral, Va.

10:15 a.m. EDT Monday: The heaviest snow will occur over from I-80 on north, in central and western Pennsylvania over the next few hours. Spotty snow will also fall over southeastern Pennsylvania into the Susquehanna Valley, according to Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

9:05 a.m. EDT Monday: Roads are slick in time for the morning commute in Pittsburgh, Pa. Excercise caution on all roadways.


8:05 a.m. EDT Monday: Freezing rain is mixing with sleet and snow in Allegheny County, Pa.

7:31 a.m. EDT Monday: 2.9 inches of snow recorded in Fayette County, Pa. Snow has begun turning over to sleet.

5:00 a.m. EDT Monday: A wintry mix is now approaching the Pittsburgh area. As it arrives, untreated roads will become slick for the morning commute.

3:30 a.m. EDT Monday: Snow and sleet is being reported in some of the western suburbs of Washington D.C. There could be some patches of slush on roadways this morning, but most roads will just be wet with temperatures above freezing.

1:55 a.m. EDT Monday: Some sleet mixing in with the rain in Richmond, Va.

1:45 a.m. EDT Monday: Here is a look at's latest snow map:


1:30 a.m. EDT Monday: Freezing rain is occurring across parts of Indianapolis, In.

1:15 a.m. EDT Monday: Light snow has made its way from Charlottesville, Va. to Ocean City, Md.

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