Powerful winter storm taking aim Sunday at the northeast

Hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of roads and highways, including major interstate highways, closed across the U.S.


Blizzard conditions buffeted the High Plains on Saturday.

A 100-mile (161-km) section of I-80 in Nebraska and Wyoming closed Saturday morning because of high winds and blowing snow. Several other roads and highways also were closed because of whiteout conditions.

All roads in and out of Casper, Wyoming, were closed Saturday morning, including the entire 300-mile stretch (483-km) of I-25 in Wyoming.

Northeastern Colorado roads were closed due to strong winds, blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.

Four inches (10 cm) of snow fell in Cheyenne from 7 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday, adding to the foot (30 cm) of snow that fell before Thanksgiving.

In northern Montana, more than a foot of fresh snow and strong wind gusts are expected to create blizzard conditions along the Rocky Mountain front.

Historic storm

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, was blanketed with 19.3 inches (49 cm) of snow as of 6 a.m. Sunday. The city issued a “no travel advisory” at noon Saturday and deemed the storm “historic.”

Imagine trying to drive thru snow higher than the bumpers on your car. 

Now taking aim at the northeast

The National Weather Service predicts heavy snow and freezing cold across northern New England and New York. Ice accumulations are predicted in parts of Pennsylvania.

More than a foot (30 cm) of snow is expected in parts of upstate New York eastward to southern Maine.

The system has already dumped heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundated other areas with rain.

Forecasters said a new storm is expected to bring several feet of mountain snow, rain and gusty winds to California through the weekend. Yet another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving into a nor’easter by Monday.


8 thoughts on “Powerful winter storm taking aim Sunday at the northeast”

  1. Here in Australia it is now officially summer. Last night our ski resorts, especially the southern most ones, received up to 25cm of snow. Spring was much the same. This has happened before, especially in the 1950’s ,60’s and early 1970’s. The synoptic chart looks winter- like so where I live (sub tropical Gold Coast) it is unusually dry, as it would be in winter.
    Probably just natural weather variations.

  2. Despite the weather conditions in the USA, here in west-EU it is still mild although a bit of frost in the morning, conrary to the last fifteen yrs or so. Will the warm air above the northpole more cooled than ‘usual’ due to a decrease in sun’s radiation? Making that clear to people makes them feeling it isn’t the CO2, is my experience. Wasting taxation to get it colder while it is getting colder seems to be out of the mind of politicians in the Netherland as well as p.e. CEO of Shell. Garbaging CO2 into the earth is to say the least absurdity par exellence. Most CO2 already gets back into earth or oceans. Hopefully the rain wiil change into snow then maybe the brains are getting colder and trying to think clearly will restart again. That’s a few ten’s of billion usd’s worth, or not? Anyhow, buying debt is a cheap way to get more money?

  3. It has not been covered at all by the lying main-stream media (and I am sick of them) but in Australia, it’s still snowing on our “high country” (or what passes for such, here). The only indication I have is from weatherzone.com.au under the “alpine weather forecast” which shows a graphic of heavy snow. Please note: we are nearly into Summer here and it’s freezing, after a scorching Spring

  4. Thank you Robert,

    At last an article about weather that does not involve “bombs” beasts, holocausts, vortexs (or vortices)
    Sanity in the long run may just prevail!

  5. Graham-

    Lol! Years ago in St. louis there was a weather forecaster who would talk ad nauseum about “Alberta clippers.”

    Guess weather people have their fads, or else the planet does. Did the “Alberta clippers” go away, or are they called something else now-like “vortices”?

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