2nd snowstorm this week slams nation’s Midsection, Northeast – Third, perhaps bigger storm, on the way
Fresh on the heels of record snowfall in New York and across the region, a second winter storm was dishing up more misery from the Rockies to Maine.
A record 8 inches of snow blanketed New York’s Central Park on Monday, with up to 9 more inches forecast through Wednesday.
The situation is so bad in New Jersey that Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency.
Tuesday’s storm swirled out of the southern Rockies overnight, cutting a 400-mile-wide swath from Nebraska to Texas. Snowfall amounts could reach 6-10 inches in places like St. Louis, Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, and could hit a foot deep in the Kansas City area.
“The month of January was the third-snowiest for Chicago,” said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen, adding the area was deluged with 33.7 inches of snow. “If you go back the last 50 days, it’s literally snowed every other day in Chicago.”
“The Northeast faces a triple threat this week,” said Hennen. ” Expect … perhaps a bigger storm over the weekend into early next week.”
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