The Mid-Atlantic states are digging out after a historic winter storm this past weekend. Record snowfall totals were common from northern Virginia to eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In these areas, more than 25 inches fell from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. From the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center’s final Storm Summary, Colesville, MD is at the top of the list with 40 inches! Blizzard conditions were inevitable Friday night between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Transportation stopped and hundreds of thousands lost power as heavy snow and gale-force wind gusts battered these locations. The storm responsible for the havoc has moved off into the Atlantic, giving a break for clean-up efforts.
But is there another major storm looming on the horizon? The weather map appears to show a deepening low pressure area over the northern Midwest, where several inches of snow are expected today. Then the low pressure area should reach the Atlantic by tomorrow and rapidly strengthen. At this time, there is moderate potential for New England to receive several inches of snow along with gale-force winds on Wednesday. Clear weather can be expected both today and after the storm passes. Winds should remain fairly gusty from Wednesday through Friday.