Winter Hangs on In Parts of United States With Winter Storm

By: CNN
By: CNN

If the weather were a football game, Winter would be flagged for a late hit, and Spring would be whistled for "delay of game."

Millions of people are dealing with another day of snow, slush and chill, nearly a week after Spring officially began.

This month will go down in the record books -- in many parts of the country.

Gone but not forgotten. The spring storm that dumped snow from the Colorado Rockies to the Jersey Shore is now a melting memory but not before crushing snow fall records in parts of the Midwest.

In places like St. Louis and Peoria, Illinois records for March dating back a century or more were buried under a foot to a foot and a half of snow. Springfield, Illinois got 17 inches, that's the most ever in a single day.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration there was snow on the ground Monday in nearly half of the lower 48 states were covered by snow. Compare that to less than 8 percent a year ago.

And the storm system had wide reaching effects, making roads a mess, keeping air lines grounded.

And delivering powerful thunderstorms, high winds and cold air to the sunny south.

In most areas the snow only added up to a few inches, but it quickly turned into thick, heavy slush.

In Pittsburgh, even the plows had problems. Snow blowers bogged down.

Snow remains in the forecast for the next few days, leaving people here and elsewhere wondering what ever happened to that thing called spring?


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