Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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1st winter storm kills 2, wrecks cars

A winter storm has caused hundreds of car accidents and at least two deaths in the Upper Midwest and Northeastern US.

From Minnesota:

Several schools preemptively announced school closings for Monday in Minnesota, while other schools will release students several hours early, according to a recent listing on Fox-9.

The Weather Channel predicted the snow would continue through most of northern Pennsylvania and part of upstate New York Sunday through Monday. From New York:

Several schools in upstate New York announced closings for Monday and cancelled after-school activities and some field trips.

After New York, the winter storm is expected to move into western and northern New England as it dissipates early Tuesday.

A new blast of cold Canadian air is helping bring snow accumulation through Monday night, primarily in the Adirondacks of New York and the eastern Great Lakes snowbelts, to amounts in excess of one foot, according to the Weather Underground.

Furthermore, gusty winds have been reported with this storm: 79 mph gusts in Jackson, Michigan; 71 mph near Summit, South Dakota; and 59 mph at Minneapolis.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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