Eastern US Heat Get’s Slashed At The Expense Of Severe Weather, MUCH Colder Weekend!

Written by on March 1, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments

A classic spring storm system is crossing the Midwest today separating winter from summer. Air mass collision at this time of year always causes quite the stir in the form of strong to severe thunderstorms. Much more seasonal air colliding with May-like warmth don’t mix well and we’re seeing weather you don’t typically see quite this early.

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Behind the storm’s cold front, it’s business as usual with wind, cold and snow.

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Strong storms containing tornados have caused significant damage through Illinois and Missouri overnight.

Widespread damage is seen from a tornado that hit Ottawa, Illinois, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Facebook/Season Chandler)

This mess continues to push ESE this morning in a line from Chicago to the south of Kansas City.


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Severe watch issued for Mid Atlantic.

While the cold sweeps across the Midwest, the warmth continues to rise out ahead of the front with more records tumbling this afternoon.

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Cold air building over south-central Canada Wed-Thu sweeps into the Northeast this weekend bringing quite the shock to the system with biting NW winds, some snow, daytime 30s, night time 20s even to the Big Cities from DC up to Boston.

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DC drop

Howard Berstein

Philly drop!

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NYC drop

Bill Evans

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