A Groundhog Day storm has been predicted to affect 100 million people within the U.S. on February 2, 2011. Weather experts from AccuWeather have stated a huge snowstorm is anticipated to dump a tremendous amount of snow upon the South, Midwest and Northeast United States early this week culminating on February 2. Snowfall amounts will depend on the track of the storm and how it forms along the Atlantic Coast. The storm is expected to interrupt travel, close schools, and cancel flights in areas hardest hit by January storms within New York City, Washington DC, and Boston.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Heather Buchman stated that the Groundhog Day storm is "the type of storm that could shut down the region with high winds, plunging temperatures, ice, snow, and a rapid freeze-up on roads."