Nasty winter storms still happen this time of year. One very memorablelate-season blizzard occurred on April 5 and 6, 1982. What made the storm sounusual was the vast amount of extremely cold air poised just to the north ofits track.The storm center moved along a line from Kentucky to the mid-Atlantic coast.

There, the low pressure system rapidly intensified, creating a full fledgedblizzard in northeastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, eastern New Yorkand most of New England. The storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow fromAllentown, Pa., to Boston, Mass., while the Green and White mountains ofVermont and New Hampshire had amounts up to 20 inches.

The next day, blowing and drifting remained with temperatures remainingbelow freezing despite the return of sunshine which is quite unusual.

Wintry events of this magnitude do happen in April, but there is nothinglike it in the cards right now.

Story by Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.