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Tuesday
Dec282010

Winter Snowstorm Gives Way to Freezing Temperatures

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The brunt of a powerful snowstorm that battered the Northeast Sunday and Monday has moved on, but its lingering impact has left airports struggling to open, thousands of travelers scrambling to reach their destinations and municipalities hustling to clean up.

From North Carolina to Maine, people are digging out from more than two feet of snow in some places.  New York City received nearly two feet of snow along with 60-mile-per-hour winds.  More than 18 inches fell in Boston.

Freezing temperatures that have moved in along the East Coast are expected to remain there through the week.  A freeze warning has been issued for parts of Florida, where temperatures could reach below freezing.

Elsewhere in the country, the West Coast is bracing for snow and rain.

Forecasters predict a blast of winter weather to roll into the Northwest Tuesday night.  Chris Collins, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Portland, Ore., said there could be heavy snow in the mountains of Oregon and Washington.

Eleven states from California to North Dakota are under a flood and-or weather warning or advisory.  Southern California, which was pounded by heavy rain last week, is expected to receive wet weather again Wednesday. ´╗┐

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Sunday
Dec052010

Winter-Like Weather Grips Much of the Nation

Photo Courtesy - WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, N.C.(NEW YORK) -- Much of the nation is feeling a touch of winter, leaving parts of the Midwest blanketed with snow before autumn has officially ended.

A fierce winter storm plowed through at least 12 states, spreading snow, sleet and slush from the Dakotas to as far south as North Carolina.

The storm created havoc with the nation’s air traffic control. More than 300 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

Winter is still days away, but even the southeast is feeling the effects of this winter blast, with Raleigh and Asheville, N.C., getting several inches.

At least a foot of snow has fallen in Minneapolis, while parts of the Ohio Valley have seen up to nine inches. Chicago clocked in at five inches.

A deep freeze is settling in across the entire half of the country as a cold front dips down from Canada, bringing with it temperatures 20 degrees below normal from the Mississippi, east.

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