US weather: Major snowstorm expected to bring 'blizzard-like' conditions across nation and two feet of snow to New England

US weather: Major snowstorm expected to bring 'blizzard-like' conditions across nation and two feet of snow to New EnglandThe National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings across the Dakotas, Great Lakes states and New England for the weekend as a storm is forecast to dump up to 2ft of snow. The National Weather Service in Albany, New York, said snow could fall at a rate of one to three inches (2.5-7.5 centimetres) an hour, creating “difficult to impossible travel conditions” in some areas. In New York City, the worst of the storm is expected from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, with snow accumulations of up to 6in (15cm), followed by rain that could turn to ice as temperatures drop later Sunday.



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