Sunday, March 2, 2014

Massive storm system takes aim at winter-weary US Midwest, East

Reuters: A massive winter storm system packing cold air, snow and freezing rain was pummeling the central United States on Sunday and headed for the East Coast, sending temperatures plummeting and causing major delays for weekend travelers.

Rainfall and snow associated with the system will stretch over 1,500 miles, stretching from southeastern Colorado to southern Massachusetts, meteorologists said.

The storm "is going to be a real mess," said Bruce Sullivan, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Silver Spring, Maryland.

"The main system is injecting a lot of moisture and cold air out over the Southern Plains," he said. "It's going to bring quite a bit of precipitation." Up to 12 inches of snow could fall on an area from eastern Kansas to Pennsylvania before the system dissipates on Monday....

This snow man is in Finland, but you get the idea, shot by Petritap, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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