Huge Blizzard Threatens Northeast; Snow Possible in Texas

A blockbuster snowstorm with blizzard conditions could bring travel to a standstill across parts of the Northeast late Sunday into Monday, just days after another major storm pummeled the area.

And a separate storm system will drop temperatures 55 degrees in Texas from Saturday to Monday, threatening snow, ice and rain from Amarillo to Lubbock, AccuWeather said.

The most snow is expected in coastal New England, along with the maritime provinces of Canada, which could get 1 to 2 feet, according to Alex Sosnowski, an AccuWeather senior meteorologist.

The storm will develop into a powerful nor’easter with blizzard conditions expected for parts of Maine as winds intensify, the National Weather Service said. Winter storm warnings were in effect Sunday from upstate New York to northern Maine, where snowfall amounts of 8 to 16 inches were likely with locally higher amounts, the weather service said.

“It is a dangerous storm because of high winds, low visibility and heavy snow,” Lenore Correia, a weather service meteorologist in Taunton, Mass., told The Associated Press. “It’s a big snowstorm, but nothing we haven’t seen before either.”

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu urged motorists in a tweet to slow down and avoid travel if possible.

Connecticut State Police tweeted that they had responded to 46 accidents, including three with injuries, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They also assisted 57 drivers and responded to 356 calls for service.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: USA Today, Bart Jansen