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Another band of bad weather was moving across the U.S. on Monday, promising powder and another blast of wintry weather after February's record-smashing cold.
March came in like a lion over the weekend, dumping a wintry mess of ice and snow across the Midwest and the Northeast. Indianapolis set a daily record with 5.9 inches, and New York City's Central Park got 4.8 inches of powder — picking up more than the month's average snowfall of 3.9 inches just on the first day of March, according to The Weather Channel.
There was enough snow in Boston to delay Monday's start to the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, but not enough to break the city's snowfall record for one season.
The city got just under 2 inches of powder Sunday — putting its season total at 103.9 inches, just 3.7 inches short of the record of 107.6 inches in a season, set in 1995-96. The city will have another shot this week as the latest winter storm moves across the U.S.
Blizzard warnings were issued for parts of the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, and the southern Rockies could get 1 to 2 feet of snow overnight. Blizzard warnings also were issued for western and southern Minnesota prairies, while blizzard watches stretched west into South Dakota.
"Some parts of the country will get a very short taste of spring today, but it's not going to last at all," said Roy Lucksinger, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. "That's temporary."
The storm is expected to reach into parts of New England and upstate New York sometime Tuesday, with more snowfall expected for New York City, upstate New York and Boston. Parts of the Midwest and the southern Plains could see temperatures this week of 20 to 30 degrees below average for March, according to Lucksinger.
"They're going to get slammed pretty hard," he added.