April 23rd, 2012
02:22 AM ET

Mild March gives way to April snow storms in the Northeast

A powerful spring storm threatened to disrupt Monday morning commutes across the northeastern United States with potentially historic snowfall and heavy rains.

The blustery blast follows a mild winter that saw little snow and the warmest March on record.

Snowfall amounts of 6 to 14 inches are forecast for the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania and near Lake Erie, the National Weather Service said. Snow advisories also are posted for West Virginia, western New York and extreme northeastern Ohio.

Such storms are rare for late April in the region and records are expected to fall.

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  1. banasy©

    I saw this on the news this morning...yuck!

    Mary, do you have any of this mess where you're at?
    I saw upstate NY.

    April 23, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      NOT banasy.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |