Travel Industry Wary of More Winter Storms

blizzardAs the Northeast recovers from the most recent storm - and thousands of flight decays and cancellations - reports that another winter storm is expected that has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to a large part of the Northeast. The expected date: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

"The train of Alberta Clipper storms that began a couple of weeks ago will continue into next week. The storms originate from the western provinces of Canada, where they get their name," says. "The pattern will have yielded close to a dozen systems by this weekend. The clipper storms have been of various strength and have taken a variety of paths."

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Prior to the potential for accumulating snow over a broad area on Monday, a few locations from the central Appalachians to New England may receive a quick dose of snow on Saturday, says. The snowiest spots would be from West Virginia to western Pennsylvania, but one or two brief periods of snow can reach the I-95 corridor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and New England.

After the large, strong clipper storm blasts the Great Lakes with wind, snow and whiteouts Friday night into Saturday night, the next clipper storm could take a path farther south.

The clipper scheduled to take a track across the Ohio Valley Sunday night will reach the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday. The snowfall output from the storm could be similar to the storm from this past Tuesday, says.

The exact track and strength of the Monday storm will determine how much snow falls and where the cut off to the band of snow that exists to the north and south is.

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However, at this early stage, the indications are there is at least a chance of accumulating snow and slippery travel bounded by West Virginia and northern Virginia to the south and New York state and New England to the north.

Yet another clipper storm may take a similar path a day or two prior to the SuperBowl game at East Rutherford, N.J., says.


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