Coast to Coast Storm to Hit, More Winter

From the Rockies, the storm is set to strengthen as it moved through the Midwest and arrives in the Northeast on Sunday. On Sunday, the storm will dump snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain, especially in the Midwest, where temperatures are expected to be 30 to 50 degrees below average, according to the National Weather Service.

Sleet could cause power outages from Ohio through New Jersey, especially if weighed-down trees are further challenged by winds that are forecast to reach 10 to 20 mph, according to The Weather Channel.

Roads will be treacherous from Ohio through the Mid-Atlantic, it said.

 

In Washington, D.C., Monday’s Senate votes have already been postponed until Tuesday, as the capital is expected to be under a winter storm watch from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. and could see up to 5 inches of snow and sleet overnight.

Central Indiana was under a winter storm warning from Saturday night into Monday morning, and is set to accumulate 5 to 8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. As of Feb. 15, the state had already seen its snowiest winter in three decades, the state Transportation Department said.

 

The DOT reported that plow trucks had logged more than 7.4 million miles and laid 387,000 tons of salt this winter.

But Indiana’s not the only place breaking records.

If Philadelphia accumulates more than 6 inches during the storm, this winter will become the second snowiest in recorded history — dating to the 1800s.The city can expect 6 to 10 inches of snow by the time the workweek begins, The Weather Channel predicted.

New York is coming close to its snow-total tipping point, too. The city’s snowiest winter was during 1995-96, when 75 inches fell in Central Park. New Yorkers have trudged through 57 inches this season and can expect 4 to 6 more inches by Monday’s commute.

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