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New Snowstorm, Now In The Midwest, To Hit D.C. To Boston

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By AccuWeather.com Senior Expert Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski

A new snowstorm bringing the Plains and Midwest snow today will not miss New York City and southern New England and will hit areas from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia again.

The new storm is part of a duo of snowstorms this week that will touch the lives of over half the people of the nation. The new northern storm will affect much more real estate than the last with "plowable" snow.

Unfortunately this will be a colder storm than the last, delivering a snow that is much more subject to blowing and drifting for a longer period of time.

There is the potential for a foot of snow or more from Wilmington, Del. to Boston, Mass.

People should be prepared for slow or no travel as the storm intensifies upon nearing the Northeast coast Tuesday night into Wednesday. Schools will close, commerce will be impacted and accidents will occur.

Lower temperatures, strong winds and deep, powdery snow could make this the worst of the two storms even in areas that were hit hard with the last.

From a meteorological standpoint the prospect of two blizzards in less than a week for the same area is absolutely amazing!

In terms of a human factors, this one may bring life-threatening conditions to the homeless in the region. Shoveling snow in the extreme cold could pose serious health risks.

In terms of fiscal issues, this could be the storm that breaks the bank from small businesses to large cities, who must pay to remove the snow.

The amount of snow from the new storm will be less than this past weekend's monster in the Virginias and southwestern Pennsylvania. However, even if these areas receive a foot or a mere six inches it will cause serious problems.

Snowfall from the next storm Tuesday into Wednesday could make the 2009-2010 winter season the snowiest ever for many mid-Atlantic cities. If not, there is plenty of winter left to make that happen.

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