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Snowstorm Hits Northeast

January 27, 2011

A double-barreled snowstorm moved northeast Wednesday and dumped more snow and sleet Thursday morning in the Mid-Atlantic and New England, forecasters said.

In New York, the storm was expected to dump about a foot of snow by the time it stopped, The Wall Street Journal reported. Added to the 37 inches already recorded in Central Park this winter by the National Weather Service, new snow puts the winter of 2010-2011 on track to be one of snowiest of the past few years even if not another flake falls.

In most places, an early snowfall Wednesday was followed by a break of several hours before the snow started again.

The storm was accompanied by thunder in parts of New York and northern New Jersey, the Journal said. predicted the storm would leave from 8 to 16 inches of snow from Washington through New England. The snow was expected to move into Canada Thursday, hitting the Maritime Provinces and parts of Quebec.

In some areas, especially to the south, snow mixed with sleet for some of the storm.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2011

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