During the past week a large portion of the country received snow, mostly in the west. However, snow also fell in the Northeast and New England, and today northern Maine was experiencing a good dose of winter with 3 to 6 inches of snow and 40 mph winds.
|Total snow (L) and percent of normal snow (R) for the period March 22-29|
|72-hour snowfall for the period 7:00 a.m. CDT March 25, 2016|
This storm also extended its influence into Canada. Southern Ontario was affected by freezing rain, sleet and snow, with ice accumulations of nearly an inch in some locations. In the Toronto area more than 38,000 customers lost power last week as power lines and trees collapsed under the weight of the ice.
|Ice-coated trees in Alliston, Ontario on March 25.|
Photo credit Melanie dePrinse via Twitter.
Today, another strong storm system has been spinning up over the Rockies. Snow is falling from west of Denver north into Wyoming, and extends west into Utah and Nevada.
|Forecast surface map for 12:00 a.m. MDT March 30, 2016.|
|Watches, warnings, and advisories as of 5:48 p.m. MDT March 29|
|Probability of snow accumulation of 2 inches or more during the period |
7:00 p.m. CDT March 29 through 7:00 p.m. CDT Friday, April 1.
This may not be the last of wintry weather, either, at least not for the eastern U.S. The 6-10 temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center indicates a higher probability of below normal temperatures in the northeastern third of the country, with a very high likelihood of below normal temperature in the northeast and New England. In the remainder of the country spring will get a good foothold.