iOS app Android app More

April Weather 2012: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio And Other States Face Unusual Storm

AP  |  Posted: 04/23/2012 2:41 am Updated: 04/23/2012 1:01 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is bringing a taste of winter to communities that were basking in record warmth a month ago.

The storm churned up the Northeast on Monday packing high winds, soaking rain and springtime snow.

Some schools are closed and there are fears of widespread power outages. Utilities already report about 50,000 customers without power in Pennsylvania and central and western New York.

The earliest hits were on higher ground, where snow-laden tree limbs pulled down power lines and commuters navigated slushy roads to work and school.

The storm will continue into Tuesday morning. Up to 16 inches of snow are possible in higher elevations south of Buffalo. The lakeside city is expecting 5 to 9 inches. Higher elevations of central and western Pennsylvania could get up to 12 inches.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Times Square

    People walk through New York's Times Square, Sunday, April 22, 2012. A spring nor'easter is hitting the East Coast on Sunday and is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • People with umbrellas, and some without, traverse New York's Times Square, Sunday, April 22, 2012. A spring nor'easter rumbled along the East Coast on Sunday and was expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Umbrellas shelter people waiting to buy Broadway theater tickets in New York's Times Square, Sunday, April 22, 2012. A spring nor'easter rumbled along the East Coast on Sunday and was expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • A woman is seen reflected in a mosaic on the side of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore as rain falls, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Steve Madeja, owner of Leisure Lawn Service lays down the trees and shrubbery inventory he has for sale at his garden shop in Cranberry, Pa., Butler County on Sunday, April 22, 2012. He heard the weather reports of heavy snow expected in the area and is trying to protect his investment from some damage by laying them all down.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

  • Dillon Gee

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee works out in an empty Citi Field after their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed due to weather, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in New York. A spring nor'easter along the East Coast is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Fans stand in the rain while looking through the gates into Citi Field after the baseball game between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants was postponed due to weather, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in New York. A spring nor'easter along the East Coast is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • NOAA CLOUDS

    This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows dense, widespread cloud cover over the Northeast as a strong storm system along the New Jersey coast pounds the Northeast with strong winds, showers, areas of moderate to heavy rainfall, and areas of heavy, wet snowfall. Flood Advisories and Flood Watches remain in effect for the New England coast, while Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for the Lower Great Lakes and Central Appalachians. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

  • A passer-by uses an umbrella while walking past tulips in the Boston Public Garden, in Boston, Sunday, April 22, 2012. The National Weather Service has said that areas around Boston are likely to see two to three-and-a-half inches of rain from a spring nor'easter that is to pass through the area beginning Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • An American flag is seen through rain drops on a window as rain falls in Baltimore, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FOLLOW GREEN

Filed by Joanna Zelman  |