East Braces for Another Big Snowstorm

Mid-Atlantic, still reeling from last storm, could get 20 inches
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2010 11:42 AM CST
East Braces for Another Big Snowstorm
Plowed snow is piled high on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House after one of the worst snow storms in history in Washington Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Mid-Atlantic, already reeling from this weekend’s snowstorm, is about to be hit with another blast of winter. The huge storm that closed schools from Chicago to Louisville today is set to hit Eastern states this afternoon, dropping as much as 20 inches on Washington, DC, and 18 on Philadelphia, USA Today reports.

Cities further north also will get hit, with 8 to 16 inches expected in New York and Boston. Winds will be gusting up to 40mph, creating “widespread blizzard conditions” from Washington to southern New England, according to one National Weather Service meteorologist. He predicts the storm will break many single-winter snowfall records; Baltimore needs only 2 more inches to top its old 60.4-inch mark. (Read more snowstorm stories.)

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