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Storms bring record snow to parts of U.S.

Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Wet, messy weather has brought record snowfall to many parts of the United States, and the East Coast will be getting more snow, forecasters say.

About 20 states in the Northeast and Deep South have been smothered in the white stuff, CNN reported Saturday.

Kansas was among the worst-hit states. The town of Russell was buried under 22 inches of snow from a storm that lingered over the state for two days. Wichita measured 14.2 inches of snow, its second-highest snowfall on record, the National Weather Service said.

Kansas City International Airport got 9 inches in a single day this week, breaking its record of 5.1 inches set in 2010.

Still, the snow was welcomed by many Kansans and others on the Great Plains, who have endured three years of severe drought and the resulting crop losses.

The winter storm drawing a bead on the East Coast is the third in as many weekends, Accuweather.com reported.

As it moves into New England, falling snow Saturday night and Sunday is predicted to cause travel disruptions and power outages. Southeastern sections of the region will see colder air and stronger winds.

The storm will likely bring rain from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and into New York City, but a foot of snow could fall from northern Connecticut into Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Forecasters say this weather pattern will persist into March.

Topics: Rhode Island
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