March 17, 2014 in Nation/World

Winter weather strikes again in parts of U.S.

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Spring is just days away, but winter is not leaving quietly.

Just as the trees started blooming and the birds started chirping, another round of snow and ice was bearing down Sunday on the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic. Snow was expected by this afternoon from the Central Appalachians to the Jersey Shore.

Parts of eastern West Virginia, central and west-central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley could see up to 10 inches of snow. Smaller accumulations were expected in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Parts of Southern Virginia and North Carolina braced for a slippery mix of rain, sleet and snow.

A band of snow fell across Iowa on Saturday evening, following a warm and sunny day. The Des Moines area received about an inch of snow.

Rain and thunderstorms were expected in the Southeast, some of which could be strong.

In Alabama, authorities were investigating whether straight line winds or a tornado led to the collapse of a building in Atmore. A group of campers stranded during heavy rainfall in the Prattville area was rescued. No injuries were reported in either incident.


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