A New Snowstorm Closes The Government Suspended Classes In Washington DC

Posted On 17 Mar 2014
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Snow white turned to cover the U.S. capital.

The return of winter occurred after several days with own spring temperatures last week.

A late winter storm closed the offices of the federal government in Washington DC on Monday and forced the closure of schools.

Sports activities also were canceled by the authorities in the metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service reports detailing a build up to 8.66 inches of snow in some areas northwest of Washington DC.

They also warned that the maximum temperature during the day will be about 35.5 degrees Fahrenheit (1.9 degrees (Celsius).

On the eve of the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, this suspension of school activities in Washington DC and six neighboring counties was added to the various and lost school days in a winter in which there have been several storms, reported Efe agency .

Normal temperatures at this time of year are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 Celsius), and according to meteorologists, will not be in the capital area at least until Thursday.

Late winter storm snowfall has spread from West Virginia to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a region where hundreds have canceled or delayed flights.

The new snow storm rushes just as the trees begin to bloom and the birds chirping. The bad weather front moves from Sunday from the center of the country and the central part of the Atlantic coast.

For snow is expected Monday from the Appalachians to the coast of New Jersey, making it dangerous to cross from motorists, said The Associated Press.

Parts of eastern West Virginia, central and west-central Virginia Shenandoah Valley and could register up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) of snow. Minor accumulations in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington DC are forecast.

Parts of southern Virginia and North Carolina are preparing for a slippery mix of rain, sleet and snow.

“It will be dangerous to travel. It is a storm of the season, but we cannot lower our guard,” said Amy Bettwy a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Sterling, Virginia.

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