Nightly News | February 23, 2012
>>> back in this country and across the country today people were talking about the weather. across much of the northeast it was so warm today a lot of folks were outside in short sleeves. it's still february, remember, and here new york city the sidewalks usually crunch underfoot this time in the cold. today it was nearly 60 degrees. for folks in the upper midwest , a much different story. today they're getting red for a snowstorm. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel joining us tonight. good evening.
>> reporter: brian, good evening to you. here in chicago the wet snow is getting under way. another city that hasn't seen much snow at all this winter, only 16 inches so far compared to 54 this time last year. they're saving money. look at these winds howling through the front rage in boulder county , colorado. 93 mile an hour wind gusts blew over people in the streets and semis on the highway and knocking out power. winds gusted to 55 miles an hour earlier this morning and blew around the snow. there were whiteouts and early this morning some folks got out with their dogs and many were stuck on interstate 70 and it was a mess with numerous accidents and now the snow moves into the midwest. overnight in chicago and detroit, notice the swathe of snow four to six inches. snow arrives in parts of the northeast and upstate new york , albany and 2 to 4 before it dhafrnges to rain. boston, you've only had seven inches so far this winter and now you may get an inch or two. brian, once the storm moves out and the front moves through tomorrow it's back to reality with the temperatures cooling off to average this coming weekend.
>> such a strange winter season thus far. mike seidel , thanks, as always.