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Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Chilly in the East; Storms Return to the West this Weekend

Remnants of a powerful storm and current ice free Great Lakes is causing lingering heavy snow and some blizzard conditions to continue downwind of the Great lakes. Snow and wind will slowly diminish this weekend. Meanwhile, a new system will move south along the West Coast. Lower elevation rain with heavy mountain snow will overspread the West to the Rockies. Read More >



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