New England storm

Snow, sleet and rain hit the northeastern United States on March 19, the

last full day of winter, snarling traffic and closing several schools.

A pedestrian walks through the campus of Phillips Academy during a winter storm in Andover, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet closing schools in some areas and making roads an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A pedestrian walks through the campus of Phillips Academy during a winter storm in Andover, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet closing schools in some areas and making roads an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jeffrey Colon carries his shovel across a bridge to help friends shovel out during a winter storm in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet delaying the start of school in some areas and making the morning commute an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. The nasty weather led some schools in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut to close, adding a few more snow days to school calendars. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jeffrey Colon carries his shovel across a bridge to help friends shovel out during a winter storm in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet delaying the start of school in some areas and making the morning commute an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. The nasty weather led some schools in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut to close, adding a few more snow days to school calendars. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A man clears off his car during a winter storm in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet delaying the start of school in some areas and making the morning commute an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. The nasty weather led some schools in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut to close, adding a few more snow days to school calendars. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A man clears off his car during a winter storm in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Winter went out with a blast in the Northeast on Tuesday, snow and sleet delaying the start of school in some areas and making the morning commute an icy, slippery mess a day before spring starts. The nasty weather led some schools in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut to close, adding a few more snow days to school calendars. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A house on the Plum Island seacoast in Newbury, Mass., sits partially collapsed into the churning surf, driven by winds from a slow-moving storm centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean, at high tide Friday morning, March 8, 2013. The storm dropped up to a foot of snow in some parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and slowed the morning commute in the region to a slushy crawl. (AP Photo/Newburyport Daily News, Jim Vaiknoras)

A house on the Plum Island seacoast in Newbury, Mass., sits partially collapsed into the churning surf, driven by winds from a slow-moving storm centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean, at high tide Friday morning, March 8, 2013. The storm dropped up to a foot of snow in some parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and slowed the morning commute in the region to a slushy crawl. (AP Photo/Newburyport Daily News, Jim Vaiknoras)

Ocean waves crash over a seawall and into houses along the coast in Scituate, Mass., Thursday, March 7, 2013. A winter storm brought strong winds to coastal areas in the state. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Carol Marelli walks down her flooded street Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Sea Bright, N.J., after an overnight storm. Flooding remained a problem in this and other shore towns. Water on roadways was also forcing closures in towns including Monmouth Beach, Absecon, Aberdeen, Egg Harbor Township and Wildwood. A coastal flood warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, but forecasters were not expecting Thursday's wind to be as strong as Wednesday, when gusts exceeding 60 mph were recorded in many places along the ocean. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Carol Marelli walks down her flooded street Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Sea Bright, N.J., after an overnight storm. Flooding remained a problem in other shore towns. Water on roadways was also forcing closures in towns including Monmouth Beach, Absecon, Aberdeen, Egg Harbor Township and Wildwood. A coastal flood warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, but forecasters were not expecting Thursday's wind to be as strong as Wednesday, when gusts exceeding 60 mph were recorded in many places along the ocean. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Crews clear a flooded road Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Sea Bright, N.J., after an overnight storm caused the ocean to breach a temporary dune. The lingering late-winter storm brought new damage Thursday to parts of the Jersey shore still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Snowstorm

A wet and heavy mixture of rain and snow covers the north side of the bronze Statue of Freedom on the top of the U.S. Capitol Dome March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Onlookers take pictures in front of Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, as they walk around the Millennium Park as a snow storm passes through the region Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Chicago. Chicago was hit Tuesday by a storm expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow in the area before the end of the day — the most since the 2011 blizzard and its more than 20 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

A snow plow clears a parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A late winter storm packing up to 10 inches of snow sent officials in weather-hardened Chicago into action Tuesday to prevent a repeat of scenes from two years ago, when hundreds of people in cars and buses were stranded on the city's marquee thoroughfare during a massive blizzard. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

John Baer of Elgin, Ill. finishes shoveling half of his driveway on Wing Park Ave. during a snow storm in the suburbs of Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Brian Hill)

John Baer of Elgin, Ill. finishes shoveling half of his driveway on Wing Park Ave. during a snow storm in the suburbs of Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Brian Hill)

Workers remove snow from cars at an auto dealership Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Bloomington, Minn. left by a storm that is crawling east from the Dakotas and Minnesota toward Chicago which could bring up to 10 inches of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Snowstorm

A tow truck operator prepares to haul away a car involved in an accident on Interstate 94 in Fargo, N.D. on Monday, March 4, 2013. Overnight snow made travel treacherous across much of the upper Midwest. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Nathaniel Minor)

Snow-covered trees form a scenic canopy over Avenue C in Bismarck on Monday, March 4, 2013, in the wake of a slow moving winter storm that passed through the state leaving southern areas of North Dakota with rain that later turned to snow. Northern areas of the state received significant snowfall totals causing school closings and many cancellations of scheduled events and travel advisories. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Tom Stromme)

Alicia Gutierrez, 15, shovels the walk outside her home Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 along South Main Street in Burlington, Iowa. The Burlington area saw about 4-5 inches of snow accumulation during Tuesday's storm. (AP Photo/The Hawk Eye, Brenna Norman)

Fresh snow covers Anish Kapoor's sculpture "Cloud Gate" and gives it the appearance of a cracked egg as a lone pedestrian walks around the stainless steel attraction in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow in the greater Chicago area. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fresh snow covers Anish Kapoor's sculpture "Cloud Gate" and gives it the appearance of a cracked egg as a lone pedestrian walks around the stainless steel attraction in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow in the greater Chicago area. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Winter Storm Rocky hits the Flint area Tuesday around 5 p.m. on Feb 26, 2013. The Flint area is expected to receive around 3-6 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal,Sammy Jo Hester ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT Sammy Jo Hester | MLive.com

Winter Storm Rocky hits the Flint area Tuesday around 5 p.m. on Feb 26, 2013. The Flint area is expected to receive around 3-6 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal,Sammy Jo Hester ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT Sammy Jo Hester | MLive.com

A pedestrian passes snow covers cars and trees Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Kansas City, Mo. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of heavy, wet snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)

A pedestrian passes snow covers cars and trees Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Kansas City, Mo. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of heavy, wet snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)

A pedestrian crosses the street in front of a city bus stuck in the snow Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Kansas City, Mo. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of heavy, wet snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)

A pedestrian crosses the street in front of a city bus stuck in the snow Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Kansas City, Mo. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation's midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of heavy, wet snow across Missouri and Kansas and cutting power to thousands. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)

A BNSF train engine waits for another train to pass, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, along Lorraine Street, just northeast of Avenue A in Hutchinson, Kan. Parts of Kansas are bracing for anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow as the system moves through the state overnight. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Sandra Milburn)

Vehicles navigate along Interstate 27 during blizzard conditions in Lubbock, Texas, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. State troopers are unable to respond to calls for assistance and National Guard units are mobilizing as a winter storm blankets the central Plains with a foot of snow in some places. Roads are closed Monday throughout West Texas and the Panhandle. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Zach Long)