Spring? Yeah, right: Snow for Midwest, Northeast
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Spring can’t seem to upstage winter in parts of the nation’s midsection.
The northern Midwest was getting its share of spring snow on Wednesday.
In South Dakota, up to 10 inches of snow had fallen by Wednesday morning, and more than a foot of heavy, wet snow was on the ground in some parts of North Dakota.
Michigan’s Saginaw and Tuscola Counties had up to 7 inches, and the weather service predicted waves of up to 25 feet on Lake Superior.
Scores of schools closed or delayed opening in Wisconsin, northeastern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and northwest New Jersey because of the weather. Authorities in Wisconsin blamed icy conditions for the death of a woman whose car skidded off the road.
Communities in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains were expecting more than 11 inches by the time the storm moved out late Wednesday, The National Weather Service reported.
Up to 9 inches of snow had already fallen in parts of western New York and up to a foot more could fall upstate by Thursday.