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Major Winter Storm Slowly Winding Down

UPDATED 9 PM EST, February 2, 2011

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal

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Slowly but surely, the massive winter storm that brought heavy snow from Oklahoma to Illinois to Maine is winding down, although a bit more snow is on the way to parts of New England. Even after it leaves, the clean-up effort will be a long one after this historic storm.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Bay Scroggins has the latest on the blizzard and winter weather in his exclusive WeatherBug Winter Outlook Video.

The actual area of low pressure that caused this week`s blizzard is moving into Atlantic Canada, but bands of snowfall are still rotating around the low into the northern tier. Most of the heaviest activity is found in northern New England, where 8 to 15 inches of snow could fall through morning. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect here.

Otherwise, occasional light to moderate snow showers can be expected downwind of the Great Lakes as well as across southern New England. Another inch or two of accumulation will fall from Springfield to Boston, Mass., as these snow showers push through. Any remaining snow should wind down before sunrise here. Closer to the Great Lakes, the snow is being enhanced by the relatively warmer waters of the lakes. This means that generally snowfall amounts will remain light, but a localized 3 to 5 inch accumulation can`t be ruled out across western New York or southwestern Michigan.

Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan from Michigan into northern Indiana, as well as across western New York, most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This snow is all at the tail-end of a blizzard that stung the central U.S. with historic snowfall amounts. The storm has entered the top-five all time snowfalls at Chicago`s O`Hare International Airport, where 20.2 inches has fallen, although this number may change as the totals become official. Antioch, Ill., led the way with 27.0 inches of snow, while Miami, Okla., received a whopping 20.0 inches of wind-whipped snow and Jefferson City, Mo., is shoveling out of an incredible 18.3 inches of new snow. Be sure to send WeatherBug your latest storm photos by clicking on the photo link to the right of this story.

In the wake of this storm is a broad area of cold air and windy conditions. Gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph are found along the eastern-facing hills of the Appalachians, and Wind Advisories are in effect from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Further to the west, the wind is combining with a push of arctic air to create wind chills of minus 10 to minus 25. For this, Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings stretch from New Mexico to Wisconsin.

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