Spring snowstorm moving east


Associated Press

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A storm that dumped up to 15 inches of snow on parts of Colorado and Kansas is making its way east.

Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for today and tomorrow as far east as Pennsylvania.

Forecasters expect the storm to reach Indiana by tonight, bringing 6 to 10 inches of snow, then move into Ohio and Pennsylvania. It could leave 1 to 3 inches in southern New York and New Jersey before it moves off the coast tomorrow night.

The National Weather Service says parts of Colorado and Kansas saw 10 to 15 inches of snow yesterday, while southwestern Nebraska had up to 7 inches. But winds gusting at speeds of up to 45 mph created snow drifts of 2 to 3 feet in the three states.

The storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri before tapering off this morning.

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APPHOTO KSOW101: A man waits for help after becoming stuck in snow along West 6th Street in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, March 24, 2013. Few signs of spring are being found in parts of the Midwest as a snowstorm brings heavy snow and high winds. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (24 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO MOCR104: Pedestrians walk past the Sprint Center, Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The city was preparing for the third round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at the arena after the region received 6-10 inches of snow overnight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (24 Mar 2013)

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