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    Several Inches of Snow Sunday Night Minneapolis through Chicago

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    February 05, 2013, 8:34:04 AM EST

    Another in a series of clipper systems spread a swath of light snow from the Midwest into the Ohio Valley Sunday night.

    This series of clipper systems is a continuation of a parade of clippers.

    The first clipper system spread eastward into southern parts of New England and the mid-Atlantic coast Saturday, bringing a nuisance snow to cities such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Allentown, Hartford, Atlantic City and New York City.

    Meanwhile, the second clipper produced areas of light snow from the Great Lakes into the central Appalachians at the present time. This clipper also lead to the creation of a lake-enhanced band of heavy snow off of Lake Michigan Sunday morning. This band brought a whopping 10.5 inches of snow to Cross Village, Mich. in just 3 hours which is located in northern Lower Michigan.


    Yet another in the series of clippers dove from the Midwest into the Ohio Valley Sunday night bringing yet another round of snow. This same clipper tracked through the mid-Atlantic on Monday.

    Through Monday afternoon, additional snow accumulations were expected to average 1-3 inches from eastern North Dakota through central Pennsylvania. This includes across the cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, Madison, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.

    Accumulations of up to 5 or 6 inches could pile up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and across parts of northwest Indiana.

    Up to another 6 inches of accumulation is possible in the higher elevations of the Laurel Highlands in Pennsylvania as well as the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia. Some light accumulations are also possible in the higher elevations western Virginia.

    Farther to the east across the I-95 corridor of the mid-Atlantic, around an inch or less of accumulation is expected through Monday afternoon.

    The snow accumulations combined with cold temperatures will make for slick and snow-covered roads as well as slow travel. Visibilities will be reduced, requiring extra caution and leaving greater distances between vehicles while moving.

    Additional rounds of nuisance clipper systems will continue into the middle of the week.

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