Long Winter? Wide range of wintry conditions affects half of US

 Another round of wintry precipitation is taking aim at a wide swath of the nation.

A storm system stretched Sunday morning from western Oklahoma into western New York, carrying a range of weather woes — from freezing rain and sleet to heavy snow.

The National Weather Service’s forecast is a mixed bag. Parts of northern Arkansas could see up to 2 inches of sleet, while St. Louis could see several inches of snow. Western Tennessee and much of Kentucky will see a combination of ice and snow.

A suspension bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Kentucky was closed Sunday because of ice covering its hard-to-treat metal grid deck.

This same system inundated California with rain and played a role in Saturday’s massive pileup on Interstate 25 in Denver.

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From: NOAA Weather

…There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the
Western Gulf Coast and the Lower Mississippi Valley…

…Snow will develop over the Central Plains to parts of the

…Freezing rain/sleet possible over parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley
to parts of the Central Appalachians…

…Heavy rain over parts of Eastern Texas/Lower Mississippi Valley into
parts of the Ohio Valley…

A strong storm over the Southern Plains/Lower Mississippi Valley will
advance northeastward along a quasi-stationary front to off the Southern
Mid-Atlantic Coast by Monday evening.  Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico
will overrun and pool along the associated front producing an area of snow
extending from the Central Plains into the Northeast.  The snow will wane
over Northern New England by Sunday evening and Southern New England by
Monday.  The snow will also end over the Central Plains by early Monday
morning.  In the meantime, the snow will settle southward over the
Northern Ohio Valley into parts of the Southern Ohio Valley and the
Mid-Atlantic on Sunday into Monday morning.  The snow will, also, be
ending over the Northern Mid-Atlantic by Monday evening.

Meanwhile, a broad band of sleet/freezing rain will develop over parts of
the Southern Plains and extend northeastward into parts of the Northern
Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, waning west to east by Monday evening.  In
addition, showers and thunderstorms will develop over Eastern Texas/Lower
Mississippi Valley moving to parts of the Eastern Gulf Coast by Monday
morning.  Rain will develop over parts of Tennessee Valley into parts of
the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and move into the Carolinas on Monday.

Out west over the Southern/Central Rockies, snow and lower elevation rain
will end by Sunday evening.  As weak onshore flow and multiple upper-level
perturbations move across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California,
rain will develop over the area with snow over parts of the highest
elevations of the Northwest and Northern California through Monday.  Snow
will also develop over parts of the Northern Rockies also through Monday.