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Strengthening Winter Storm Impacting Northeast; Severe Weather Possible in Mid-Atlantic
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Mar 12, 2014
Strengthening Winter Storm Impacting Northeast; Severe Weather Possible in Mid-Atlantic

High winds, heavy snows and ice are expected with a strengthening storm system impacting the northeast, with severe weather possible over the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. A surface low over the Ohio Valley will rapidly deepen while it tracks across the northern Mid-Atlantic states and off the New Jersey coast on Wednesday. Strong winds surrounding the strengthening storm will pull an abundance of Gulf and Atlantic moisture inland, fueling a swath of moderate to heavy snows to the northwest of the low track. Widespread accumulations are expected from the Lower Great Lakes to northern New England with some locations possibly measuring a foot or more of fresh snow. A mix of sleet and freezing rain are expected closer to the coast where warmer Atlantic air will be moving in aloft. Farther south, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible with the storm's dynamic cold front sweeping through the Mid-Atlantic states. Conditions should gradually clear out over the Northeast on Thursday as the surface low slowly tracks up Eastern Seaboard and into the Canadian Maritimes, but strong northwesterly flow behind the storm will make for a blustery day across much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. This image was taken by GOES East at 1715Z on March 12, 2014.

 
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Keywords:Winter Storm, Snow, Ice, GOES-13, 2014.03.12
 

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