At a Glance
- Harper will have impacts from California to Maine.
- Heavy snow will blanket an expansive area through Sunday night.
- Accumulating sleet or ice is possible in some areas.
- This will lead to a number of travel problems through the weekend.
- This may also lead to power outages in some areas.
One-Foot-Plus Ohio Valley Snowstorms Aren’t Typical
While snowstorms producing at least a foot of snow aren’t unusual in, say, northern New England or upstate New York, they’re much more rare in parts of the Ohio Valley outside the Great Lakes snowbelts.
The last time this happened in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, was the March 7-8, 2008, snowstorm. Columbus has only seen a trio of snowstorms produce a two-day total of at least one foot of snow in records dating to 1948.
Pittsburgh has only seen 13 snow events with at least 12 inches of snow over two days dating to 1948, the last occurring on Feb. 5-6, 2010.