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Tue April 24, 2012
Late-season snowstorm hits Northeast
Winter has come and gone here in Northeast Texas, but apparently Mother Nature has different plans for the Northeastern states.
As a low pressure system moves in, cold air brought on by a dip in the jet stream has enough fuel to spark snowstorms all across the northeastern states, and they are still in progress.
As of Monday afternoon, up to 14 inches of snow was recorded in Pennsylvania, and up to 6 inches across West Virginia and New York. The National Weather Service is forecasting this system to move across the Northeast through Thursday night, dumping more than 6 inches of snow during its lifetime.
Here in Northeast Texas, however, snow is a long-forgotten hope by many students in local schools, and that hope should not be back until next winter. The region didn't experience the snowfall this winter that we experienced last winter, where schools were closed, rolling blackouts were issued, and slabs of ice fell off of Cowboy Stadium as Superbowl XLV fans and players made their way into Arlington, but no doubt local areas prepared for another "snowpocalypse". Back in December, TxDot purchased 29 snowplows in response to the February 2011 storms.
Although snow is out of the question, the forecast here in Northeast Texas calls for a pleasant week, and great start to May!
Have a great day and stay safe!