Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Record-Breaking Cold Likely in the First Week of March

Chris Dolce
Published: March 3,2015

The record-breaking cold we saw in February will continue into the first week of March for a number of cities in the Midwest, South and Northeast.
(MORE: Coldest February on Record | February's Siberian Express)
Dozens of record lows will be threatened late this week, and some cities could see their coldest temperatures in decades for so late in the season.
This latest round of arctic air will follow right behind Winter Storm Thor. The snow cover left behind by Thor may play a role in just how cold temperatures will bottom out in some cities later this week.
Let's dive into the notables of this latest round of record-breaking arctic air, which entered the northern Plains and northern Rockies Tuesday, and will sweep south and east through late week.


  • Lows: Single digits above and below zero from Montana, Wyoming and Colorado to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
  • Highs: 10-30 degrees below average throughout the Plains and the Midwest. Single digits and teens for highs from the Dakotas to northern Illinois, Wisconsin and northern Michigan.

Wednesday AM Lows and Highs


  • Lows: Subzero lows from northern Illinois and northern Iowa to the Canadian border. Teens and 20s in the Mid-South and southern Plains. A handful of daily record lows will be threatened in the Midwest and southen Plains.
  • Potential Daily Record Lows (record to beat is in parentheses): Chicago (0 degrees) | Dubuque, Iowa (minus 9 degrees) | Dallas-Fort Worth (20 degrees)
  • Latest Subzero High Since 1982? If Chicago falls below zero, it would be the latest in the season a subzero low has occurred there since 1982. Also, it would only be the fifth time since 1872 that a subzero low has been recorded on March 5 or later.
  • Highs: Teens and 20s for highs in the Great Lakes and interior Northeast. 30s and 40s push into parts of the South.

Thursday AM Lows and Highs


  • Lows: More than four dozen daily record lows will be threatened from the Midwest to the South and the Northeast. Single digits above and below zero in the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and interior Northeast. Single digits and teens above zero for lows possible in the Mid-South. Teens and single digits for lows from Boston to Washington, D.C.
  • Potential Daily Record Lows (record to beat is in parentheses): Memphis, Tennessee (20 degrees) | Little Rock, Arkansas (19 degrees) | Philadelphia (10 degrees) | Pittsburgh (2 degrees) | Chicago (2 degrees) | Detroit (minus 1 degrees)
  • All-Time March Record Lows? Memphis, Tennessee and Paducah, Kentucky could flirt with their all-time March record lows of 12 degrees and minus 2 degrees, respectively.
  • Coldest So Late in the Season? If Cincinnati dips to 1 degree or lower, it would be the coldest temperature ever recorded there this late in the winter season. A low of 2 degrees or colder in Pittsburgh would be the coldest temperature there this late in the winter season since 1993.
  • First March Single Digits Since 1980 Possible: Nashville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky could see their first March single digit lows since 1980.

Friday AM Lows and Highs

PHOTOS: Winter Storm Thor

Winter Storm Thor: Wild Wednesday Ahead for South

Linda Lam
Published: March 3,2015

A wild Wednesday is on the way for many in the South as Winter Storm Thor pushes eastward, bringing quickly changing weather conditions.
(MORE: Complete Winter Storm Thor Forecast)
Warmer temperatures have surged north ahead of Winter Storm Thor, bringing hope of spring across much of the South. But don't put away your winter gear just yet – these warm temperatures will not last long.
(MORE: Warmer Temperatures to Start March)
In fact, many locations that are under winter storm warnings, watches or advisories saw temperatures in the 60s on Tuesday.

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Plummeting temperatures will lead to rain changing to freezing rain and even snow as Winter Storm Thor unfolds across the South Wednesday into Thursday. A flash freeze is also a risk in some areas.

Timing: Temperatures Plunge, Rain Turns to Ice and Snow

Winter Storm Thor Timing
Much of the South will see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front. As the arctic cold front advances southeast colder temperatures will begin to wedge into the region and as the temperatures drop towards the freezing mark, precipitation will transition from rain to freezing rain, sleet and eventually with enough cold air snow.
Temperatures will start in the 50s and 60s for most locations early Wednesday from central Texas into the Tennessee Valley. However, by Wednesday night temperatures will have plummeted into the 20s, well below freezing.
Precipitation from Winter Storm Thor will start out as rain in many Southern cities, with a few thunderstorms possible. But as the arctic front arrives, wintry precipitation will quickly return.
Locations from Dallas to Little Rock and Memphis will see temperatures fall throughout the day on Wednesday and the rain will begin to transition to freezing rain and sleet in the afternoon and evening, with snow developing late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A winter storm warning has been posted for both Little Rock and Memphis, where a few inches of snow may accumulate atop a thin glaze of ice.
Nashville will also see falling temperatures on Wednesday with freezing rain expected Wednesday night and the freezing rain will change to snow overnight. Snow accumulation forecasts can be found here.

Current Temperatures

Wednesday Night's Forecast
Farther north in Louisville, Kentucky, rain will change to freezing rain and then to snow during the daytime hours Wednesday. The snow will continue through Thursday morning. An accumulation of more than 8 inches is possible in Louisville as well as much of the Ohio Valley.
(MAPS: 10-Day Forecast)
The rain may end as freezing rain as temperatures tumble below the freezing mark Wednesday night into Thursday morning from Huntsville, Alabama to Tupelo, Mississippi and even as far south as Austin, Texas, where thunderstorms are likely. The rapid fall in temperature may also cause any water on the roads from earlier rainfall to turn into ice.
For those areas, precipitation is likely to end before the whole atmosphere is cold enough to force a changeover to snow.
The fast changing weather will mean that the conditions you see for your morning commute will be vastly different than your evening ride home. Check back with weather.com and The Weather Channel for the latest forecast.

After Thor: Temperatures Keep Dropping

Behind Winter Storm Thor record-breaking cold will blast into the South Wednesday through Friday. Numerous daily record low temperatures will be threatened on both Thursday and Friday morning. A few cities that could see record lows include Little Rock, Dallas, Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis.
Some locations may even see their coldest temperatures ever recorded so late in the season, including Nashville and Louisville, Kentucky, where temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits.
Places where heavy snow accumulates will be more prone to record-setting cold late this week because snow cover absorbs less energy from the sun during the day and radiates (loses) more energy to outer space at night.
(MORE: First Week of March Record Cold)
The cold temperatures after the snow will also mean less melting of any snow and ice that accumulates. Some locations may not see much melting until the weekend.
MORE: Winter Storm Thor Photos

Winter Storm Thor: Snow, Sleet, Ice Mess In South, Midwest, East (FORECAST)

Linda Lam
Published: March 3,2015

A final swath of snow, sleet and freezing rain will lead to dangerous travel from the Southern Plains into the Ohio Valley and East starting Wednesday.
There is also the risk of heavy rain, which brings the threat of flooding, before the rain changes to snow.

Winter Alerts

Current Radar
The second chapter of Winter Storm Thor spread snow and a little ice into parts of the Midwest and Northeast Tuesday.
Winter storm watches and warnings have been hoisted in parts of the South and Ohio Valley, ahead of Thor's final phase beginning Wednesday.
All told, more than 100 million people – were under some kind of watch, warning, or advisory for winter weather related to Winter Storm Thor as of Tuesday evening.
The daily forecast details from coast-to-coast are below.

Into Wednesday Morning

Winter Storm Thor will interact with energy from the northern branch of the jet stream, producing a widespread swath of snow and ice in the Midwest and Northeast.
(FORECASTS: Minneapolis | Chicago | Pittsburgh |
Washington, DC)
Thor will be warmer than this past weekend's storm, but sufficiently cold conditions will still be in place in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Upstate New York and northern New England, where the greatest chance for moderate snowfall accumulations will be found.
(MORE: Winter Storm Thor Impacts)
Through early Wednesday morning, snow changing to sleet, freezing rain, or rain will push through the I-95 corridor of the Northeast. In the interior Northeast, snow, sleet or freezing rain will persist a bit longer into the overnight hours.
Rain, with perhaps even a rumble of thunder, is possible into early Wednesday from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-South region. This rain could be locally heavy, with 1 to 3 inches of rain possible.
Due to this incoming rain, saturated ground from recent rain, as well as snowmelt adding to water levels in creeks, streams and rivers, flood watches are in effect from parts of Arkansas to western Pennsylvania.
(MAP: Interactive Flood Alerts)
Meanwhile, snow will persist over the central and southern Rockies, including the San Juans and Sangre de Cristos of Colorado and New Mexico, the Mogollon Rim of Arizona and canyonlands of southern Utah. The mountains of southwest Colorado may end up with snow totals of up to 4 feet by the time the storm is finished there by early Wednesday.

Wednesday - Thursday

Wednesday's Forecast

Thursday Forecast

Snowfall Forecast
That's not all, folks. The arctic front will gradually push to the south and east. At the same time, an active jet stream and moisture will intercept this sagging front.
As our forecast map for Wednesday shows, a change to snow, sleet or freezing rain is forecast to occur in a swath from the Ohio Valley to the Tennessee Valley and into the Southern Plains.
(FORECASTS:  Cincinnati | Nashville | Little Rock | Dallas)
In some places temperatures will fall rapidly during the day Wednesday, causing rain to change over to wintry forms of precipitation and eventually all snow. (This is why you may be seeing puzzling combinations such as "icy, high 47" on the forecast map.) The rapid fall in temperatures could cause wet roads to turn into a sheet of ice while a significant amount of snow falls onto them.
If you have travel plans, bear in mind that roads may be difficult to treat as snowplows may be able to remove the snow, but not the sheet of ice underneath.
Wednesday night into Thursday, this wintry band spreads into the East. Lingering freezing drizzle or sleet is possible early in the day in parts of the Deep South and Southeast. A band of sleet and freezing rain is possible from the Piedmont of the Carolinas to southern Virginia.
(FORECASTS: Birmingham | Richmond)
Meanwhile, accumulating snow is possible Thursday from the Appalachians northward up the I-95 urban corridor, making for a potentially tricky pair of commutes from Boston to Washington, D.C.
(FORECASTS: Washington | Philly | NYC | Boston)
However, here's a general snow and ice outlook for Thor Wednesday into Thursday:
  • Heaviest snow potential: 6 inches of snow or more is possible for parts of southern Missouri, southern Illinois, far southern Indiana, Kentucky, far northern Tennessee, southern Ohio and West Virginia eastward into the Delaware Valley and New Jersey. Parts of the Ohio Valley may see up to a foot of snow, locally.
  • Accumulating snow will also blanket parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, north Texas and the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas as well as the southern Rockies and adjacent High Plains.
  • Ice potential: Some accumulations likely from north, perhaps central Texas to parts of Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, Tennessee into southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. It remains unclear how much of this falls as sleet vs. freezing rain. Sleet accumulations may top 1 inch from parts of Arkansas and far northern Louisiana to the central Appalachians.
  • Impacts: Roads may become treacherous and locally impassable in the southern Plains and Ozarks Wednesday and in the Mid-South and parts of the Ohio Valley by later Wednesday. Lingering icy roads possible into Thursday in ice-affected areas. Power outages and downed tree limbs are possible in areas where freezing rain is most persistent.
The forecast will continue to be updated over the next few days so check back with us at weather.com and The Weather Channel.
(MAPS: Weekly Planner)

Recap So Far: Winter Storm Thor

Here are some select snow totals from Winter Storm Thor as of Tuesday evening:
- 32 inches snow at Squaw Valley
- 24 inches snow at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
- 13 inches snow at Donner Peak
- Hail was reported in Grass Valley (0.5"), San Jose (0.25"), and Fresno (0.25")
Thor brought rain in the lower elevations and snow in the mountains of the West, including California this past weekend. Thunderstorms even coated parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with hail Saturday and Orange County on Monday.
(PHOTOS: California Beach Covered By Hail)
- 24 inches snow at Diamond Peak Ski Resort
- 16 inches snow at Mount Rose Ski Area
- 7.5 inches snow at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort at 9200 feet elevation


- 12 inches snow near Parks
- 11 inches at the Arizona Snowbowl
- 8.6 inches snow in Flagstaff
New Mexico:
- 21 inches snow at Taos Ski Area (partially snow from Winter Storm Sparta)
- 14 inches snow near Gallina
- 9.6 inches snow in Albuquerque (partially snow from Winter Storm Sparta)

- 54.6 inches snow at Schofield Pass (partially snow from Winter Storm Sparta)
- 52 inches snow near Wolf Creek Pass (partially snow from Winter Storm Sparta)
- 36.4 inches snow at Red Mountain Pass
- 11 inches snow at Molas Pass
- 49 inches at Buckboard Flat
- 40.6 inches snow at Camp Jackson
- 19.6 inches at Buckboard Flat
- 9.5 inches snow in Boulder
- 18 inches on Casper Mountain
- 12 inches near Casper
- 5 inches in Rawlins
- 3.8 inches in Lander
- 6.5 inches near Alexandria
- 6 inches in Carlos
- 4 inches in Brainerd
- 3 inches near Duluth
South Dakota:
- 5 inches near Porcupine
- 3.5 inches in Deadwood
- 3 inches near Watertown
- 6 inches in Iron River
- 6 inches near East Farmington
- 5.9 inches near Bayfield
- 3.5 inches in Kenosha
- 3.4 inches near Freeport
- 2.1 inches in Rockford
- 0.2 inch ice accumulation in Kankakee
- 0.1 inch ice accumulation in Peoria
- 4 inches near Copper City
- 3.5 inches in Ironwood
- 0.23 inch ice accumulation near Saline
- 0.1 inch ice accumulation in Sandstone
- 3.2 inches Great Bend
- 2 inches in Danielsville
- 1.5 inches in Albrightsville
New Jersey
- 2 inches in Montague
- 1.5 inches in Highland Lakes
New York
- 3.8 inches in Cortland
- 2.5 inches in Whitesboro
- 2 inches in Staffordville
- 1.6 inches Tolland
MORE: Winter Storm Thor (Photos)

Weather Underground National Forecast for Tuesday,March 3,2015

By: nationalsummary , 11:00PM,GMT on March 2,2015

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday,March 3,2015


A low pressure system will slide across the Four Corners on Tuesday, while a cold front will streak across the upper Midwest.

An area of low pressure will transition eastward over the Four Corners and the southern Plains. This system will usher moderate to heavy snow showers across the Rockies. Snow accumulations could range between 1 to 2 feet over parts of Colorado and southern Wyoming on Tuesday. Winter storm warnings are in place across a large span of the Intermountain West. In addition, light to moderate rain will be possible over the lower elevations of the Four Corners and the southern Plains. Conditions are expected to clear up across the West Coast.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary will move east southeastward over the upper Midwest, the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes. This frontal boundary will generate a very active weather pattern across the central and eastern thirds of the country. A swath of heavy snow showers will develop ahead of this frontal boundary across the upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Just south of the heavy snow, a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow is expected over middle Mississippi Valley, the Ohio Valley and the interior Mid-Atlantic. An onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico will aid in producing rain and thunderstorms over the lower Mississippi Valley, the Deep South, the Tennessee Valley and the southern Mid-Atlantic. Heavy precipitation will bring threats of flash flooding to northern Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Tuesday.

This Date in Weather History for March 3,2015 from weatherforyou.com

Weather History
For Tuesday,March 3,2015
1966 - A tornado hit Jackson, MS, killing 54 persons. (David Ludlum)
1980 - A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City, NC, and 30 inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
1983 - The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes which moved through the Los Angeles area. (Storm Data)
1987 - A storm brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Washington and Oregon. Quillayute WA received 2.67 inches of rain in 24 hours, and winds gusted to 60 mph at Astoria OR. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1988 - A small but intense low pressure system roared across west central Mississippi at 90 mph early in the morning. A tornado in southern Mississippi picked up an automobile, carried it 150 feet, and tossed it through the brick wall of an unoccupied retirement home. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 - Wintry weather prevailed from the southern Rockies to the Upper Great Lakes. Neguanee MI received 19 inches of snow, and up to 24 inches of snow blanketed Colorado. Blizzard conditions were reported in Minnesota. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 - An upper level weather disturbance produced snow in the Colorado Rockies, with eight inches reported at Winter Park, and a storm moving off the Pacific Ocean began to spread rain and snow across the western U.S. March continued to start off like a lamb elsewhere around the country. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
2003 - It was a day of temperature extremes. Miami reached a high temperature of 90 degrees, the earliest observed 90 degree temperature since March 5, 1964. Meanwhile Marquette, MI, dropped to 30 degrees below zero, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city in March.

Boston Mayor's Space-Saving Ban Seeks to End War Over Shoveled Parking Spots

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
March 3,2015; 8:33PM,EST
With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
As of Monday, March 2, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has banned the use of space savers in vacant spots, asking residents to be respectful of their neighbors who have spent time digging out the city's snow-congested streets.
However, a drive down any of Boston's roadways reveals piles as high as 8 to 10 feet in many locations. At times, only the tips of windshield wipers could be seen poking out through the fresh powder.
In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a car remains buried in snow along a residential street in South Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Those that have spent the time and energy shoveling a clean spot deserve to park in it, locals have argued.
Walsh's decision was a controversial one, stirring mixed emotions in the community and across social networks.
AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center
Northeast Regional Radar
Boston Extended Forecast

It follows numerous confrontations between locals who have staked possession of the spots they shoveled and non-shoveling residents who have swiped the spots without asking.
In late January, Massachusetts local Jose Osorio was arrested after witnesses say he fired shots at cars parked in spots he had shoveled, according to ABC news.
In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a chair with a threatening note saves a parking space on a residential street in South Boston. Officials typically turn a blind eye to the lawn chairs, orange cones and assorted bric-a-brac Bostonians use to reserve a parking space after clearing it of snow. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
On Craigslist, one Bostonian bragged about his ultimate retaliation: putting the shoveled snow back in the spot, surrounding and burying the car that pilfered his space.
"I was nice enough to leave the passenger door accessible in case they needed to get in for an emergency," the anonymous Bostonian wrote.
As the war wages on between locals, Walsh asks that residents respect one another and be fair.
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Space saver removal will begin Monday. Be respectful of your neighbors & their property during this process. http://ow.ly/JEPD1 
"The city of Boston has seen an unprecedented amount of snow in the past month, impacting many aspects of our daily lives, including making parking difficult," Walsh acknowledged in a press release.
"If you spend hours digging out your parking space, you should have access to that space for a reasonable time period," he said.
In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a fashion doll in a milk crate saves a parking space on a residential street in South Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
According to the official website for the city of Boston, space savers are meant to be used on a short-term basis only, with 48 hours as the "guideline" length.
"I'm asking residents to remain respectful of their neighbors and their property as the process of space saver removal begins, and as we continue to clean up from nearly 8 feet of snow in less than 30 days."
Public Works crews will begin removing space savers during regularly scheduled neighborhood trash collection.

Thousands Evacuate After Explosive Volcano Eruption in Southern Chile

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
March 3,2015; 8:30PM,EST
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava high into the sky.
The Villarrica volcano is located in southern Chile near the town of Villarrica.
Lava activity on the volcano intensified around 3 a.m. local time which led to an explosion of lava from the volcano, according to 24 Horas, a Chilean news station.
24 Horas also noted that lightning accompanied the volcano during the violent eruption.
The mayor of Pucon, Carlos Barra, has issued an evacuation of the area surrounding the Villarrica volcano.
"I ask people to remain calm. We are at the foot of the canyon making decisions," Barra said.
More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the area, and a red alert has been issued, according to ABC.es news outlet.
The eruption was so large that it was able to be seen as far away as Temuco, Chile, according to Bio Bio Chile. This is a distance of nearly 100 km (62 miles).

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A volcano in southern Chile named Villarrica just exploded. Photo via @CabroGoogleao

The biggest impact from the volcano may be the volcanic ash that is carried by upper-level winds and carried across parts of South America.
"It looks as though whatever ash there is should pass well south of Buenos Aires and mostly across the more sparsely populated parts of Argentina," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.
Residents and officials in the area should not have to deal with any unsettled weather over the next few days.
"The weather across the region looks pretty quiet through Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and light winds [at the surface]," Nicholls continued.
Those with interests in the area should monitor the volcano over the next several days for the possibility of future explosions such as the one that occurred early Tuesday morning.

LIVE: Snow, Ice Storm Spreading Into the Northeast

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
March 3,2015; 8:27PM,EST
As another winter storm ramps up, snow and ice pummeled the Midwest and will continue to spread into the Northeast throughout Tuesday.
At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, hundreds of flights were canceled early Tuesday morning as snow and ice created two-hour delays for some departing and arriving flights. Slick roads were reported across the Midwest and into the Ohio Valley.
"Snow will spread from upstate New York and New York City into southern and western New England late Tuesday afternoon. Areas from northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and southern New England will see a transition to ice and then rain tonight into Wednesday morning," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
"Motorists from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to New England should expect untreated surfaces to be slippery tonight, since the warming effect of the March sun will no longer be present," he said.

Northeast Interactive Radar
AccuWeather Winter Weather Center
Ice, Flooding to Target Midwest, Northeast This Week

UPDATES: (All times are listed in EST)
10:44 p.m. EST:

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Untreated alleys, sidewalks, and parking lots in State College are coated in an inch of rock solid ice.
10:40 p.m. EST:
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@breakingweather some bad icing conditions on the roads in Caldwell, NJ. Still sleeting.
10:10 p.m. EST:
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Serious Icing in State college @breakingweather
9:40 p.m. EST:
More than 1,500 Penelec customers without power in western Pennsylvania, the utility reports.
8:10 p.m. EST:
  NWS New York NY         @NWSNewYorkNY
Snowfall totals across the region thus far: EWR 1.1", BDR 1.0", NYC 1.8", LGA 1.0", JFK 1.2", ISP 0.6", OKX 0.9"
7:45 p.m. EST:
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@AmyFreeze7 Freezing rain in East Patchogue. 7:30pm
6:57 p.m. EST
6:30 p.m. EST:
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Icey in Aston, PA
5:51 p.m. EST: Roads are covered with snow and ice throughout New York City, 511NY said.

5:40 p.m. EST: Speed restrictions have been put in place on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.
5:09 p.m. EST:

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Stay off the roads. This car is stuck at College & Atherton. Massive back-up as a result.
4:54 p.m. EST:
4:24 p.m. EST: Through 3 p.m. CST there were 278 crashes statewide in Minnesota today.
3:39 p.m. EST:
All weather and damage reports will now be listed in Eastern time.
1:44 p.m. CST: Roads are wet with freezing conditions in central Pennsylvania, 511PA said.

1:20 p.m. CST:
  INDOT Northwest @INDOTNorthwest
: Most rds wet but free of ice. 65 & 80/94 in fair to good shape. Take it easy, but icy/slick conditions mostly gone.
12:48 p.m. CST: At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 388 flights have been canceled on Tuesday as the storm moved over the region. Another 571 flights have faced delays.
12:36 p.m. CST: Inbound flights to Newark International Airport are delayed up to two and a half hours due to snow and ice, FAA reports.
12:25 p.m. CST: Snow creating poor visibility on area roadways near Willmar, Minnesota, just west of Minneapolis.
On MN-7, snow was creating low visibility around 12 p.m. in Willmar, Minnesota. (Photo/NWSTwinCities)
11:35 a.m. CST: For details on the storm, watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE:
11:27 a.m. CST: Minnesota State Patrol Public report that officers in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area responded to 111 accidents Tuesday morning. Thirteen had injuries but no fatalities occurred.
11:01 a.m. CST:
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Trooper hit on 494EB/Concord, while investigating crash. Extricated taken to Regions.NonLifeThreat injury

10:56 a.m. CST:
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Crash on northbound Hwy 52 at 37th St NW in . Slow down. Conditions are slick

9:51 a.m. CST: Snow covers roadways in parts of Michigan with sleet beginning to enhance already hazardous conditions, Michigan Emergency Management reports.
Road conditions in Mason, Michigan, are beginning to deteriorate due to snow changing to sleet. (Photo/Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management)
9:02 a.m. CST:
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Semi in the median off of HWY 20 near Iowa Falls.

8:58 a.m. CST:
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Snow falling in near WIS 65. Slippery stretches on
8:51 a.m. CST: Road conditions in across northern Illinois range from patchy snow and ice to completely covered, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports.

8:20 a.m. CST: Ice is already covering roads in the Chicago area. Motorists are urged to use caution.
Ice covers are bridges on Tuesday morning. (Photo/Illinois Department of Transportation)
7:43 a.m. CST: Accidents already reported in Indianapolis due to icy conditions.
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Crews working to get this truck out of the snow at Morris St. & Bridgeport Rd. on the Westside. The driver is okay.

7:25 a.m. CST: A total of 345 flights have been canceled so far on Tuesday morning at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Other flights are facing two-hour delays due to snow and ice, FAA reports.