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March 19, 2015

Spring Brings Snow to the Northeast This Weekend

Live Coverage Planned from Maryland, New York, Philadelphia and Boston

“Special Report: Spring Snowstorm” Tonight on The Weather Channel

WHAT: A late season snowstorm will impact the Northeast on Friday - the first day of spring. It seems weather doesn’t abide by a calendar. Spring is a time of year people normally look forward to - especially the resilient Northeasterners who have survived a brutal winter. However, this year Mother Nature has other plans.

Tonight meteorologists Alex Wallace and Kim Cunningham alongside expert Carl Parker will forecast the latest information on this storm during “Special Report: Spring Snowstorm.” For Friday, The Weather Channel has positioned four correspondents across three cities to keep viewers informed, prepared and safe during this winter weather event. The network’s expertise and ability to deliver local weather data is both what defines the brand and what viewers expect. Viewers in the affected areas can expect hyper-local forecasts, giving them the valuable insight only the most respected and knowledgeable experts in the field can provide.

Parts of the Northeast, including Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut, have the potential to see up to 3-6 inches of snow. Parts of Maine could see up to 8 inches through Saturday.

As the Northeast wishing for true spring to arrive, a survey conducted on weather.com, found that slightly more than one in five respondents (21%) think they suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Most respondents reported worsened moods (60%) and decreased activity levels (78%) in winter versus summer months, and women were more likely than men to report worsened moods (65% versus 55%). These results are among 1,456 respondents in the U.S.

WHEN: “Special Report: Spring Snowstorm” airs tonight from 8-10 p.m. ET. The snowfall will affect the Northeast on Friday, March 20. Live field coverage will begin Friday at 5 a.m. with Wake Up With Al and continues on Saturday, March 21 at 5 a.m. with AMHQ Weekend.

WHO/WHERE: Live coverage from the field team will include:

  • Mike Seidel - Frederick, Maryland
  • Scott Newell - Philadelphia
  • Stephanie Abrams - New York City (morning coverage)
  • Rick Adams - New York City (afternoon coverage)
  • Jen Carfagno - Boston (only Saturday, March 21)