This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM EST shows widespread cloud cover over the Midwest and much of the eastern U.S. A major winter storm takes shape over the ... more 
This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM EST shows widespread cloud cover over the Midwest and much of the eastern U.S. A major winter storm takes shape over the Mid-Atlantic and brings mixed precipitation to the Central Appalachians and the northern Mid-Atlantic, and significant snowfall to southern New England. Areas from the eastern Tennessee and southern Ohio Valleys through New England remain under Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings through the afternoon as the system moves up the Eastern Seaboard. Because this system is well inland and away from the coast, wrap around winds are set to provide a good dumping of snow over the New England areas. Strong winds combine with freshly fallen snow to create periods of blowing snow and ultimately lowered visibilities. Meanwhile, a cold front from southern Canada triggers light snow in areas of northern Michigan. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND) less 
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Associated Press
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 2:36 PM EST