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03-31-2011, 11:09 AM
April Fools' Day Nor'easter Is Coming
by Tim Ballisty, Editorial Meteorologist



Updated: March 31, 2011 6:00 am ET
Tracking the Nor'easter

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A major Northeast winter storm is imminent Thursday and Friday.
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Winter storm warnings have been posted for parts of Pennsylvania | New Jersey | New York | Massachusetts | Vermont | New Hampshire | Maine
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This storm will develop Thursday afternoon off the East coast and intensify Friday off the coast of New England.
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Strong winds and the wet, heavy nature of snow may lead to power outages in the area covered by the winter storm warnings.
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Major travel disruption over a wide area is possible.

Snow and Rain Outlook

Snow and rain forecast for the next 48 hours.
Light pink shading indicates at least 6 inches of snow. Enlarge

How much? / Timing

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A wide zone of at least 6 inches of snowy north and west of New York City to Boston I-95 corridor. See Map
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Snow would first begin early Thursday afternoon in the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia
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Thursday night, rain will rapidly change to snow from northeast Pennsylvania into interior New England.
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Nor'easter will quickly intensify Friday producing heavy snow and high winds over eastern N.Y. state, Vt., western/central Mass., N.H. and Maine. See Map
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Mainly a rain event for the major cities along the I-95 corridor from Downtown Boston south.
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Precipitation may end as some light snow in the major cities but with little-to-no accumulation.

Maps at the link.

Weather (http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/tracking-the-late-season-noreaster_2011-03-30)