Winter Maintains Its Grip on Portions of the United States


Spring may have sprung according to the calendar, but residents in a number of U.S. states being battered by severe winter storms might debate the point.

“The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warnings in Alaska, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Wisconsin,” reported the English language version of Spanish AS News on April 2. “Snow continues to fall across the United States as spring gets underway.”

Parts of Alaska and Wisconsin could receive as much as nine inches of snow from their respective storms, while the NWS says parts of Maine could get more than 20 inches of powder. As a result, the NWS is suggesting that travelers experiencing snow stay home if they can because the cold temperatures, snow, and high winds (topping 45 miles per hour in some areas) will combine to limit visibility and make road conditions treacherous.

The NWS has also issued a Winter Weather Advisory, for sleet, freezing rain, and light snow for Alaska, California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin over the weekend of April 5 through April 8.


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