"Whether or not it's snowstorms, ice storms or mixed events, I do feel this is going to be an active year for the Northeast," AccuWeather forecaster Paul Pastelok said in a report.
Some schools have proposed cutting into spring break in April or holding classes on Saturdays.
Call it a nor'easter, a "bomb cyclone," or a superstorm—in an era of worsening extreme weather, fierce winter systems like this are arriving with startling frequency.
Shoreline scavengers also found a host of other dead creatures.
The bomb cyclone was just the tip of the crazy weather iceberg.
Cold air mixed with the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes to produce 'cloud streets.'
Get ready for colder than average temperatures across the lower 48.
Ice, freezing rain and winter storm warnings were in effect from the Texas panhandle north into Iowa and east through central Indiana.
Up to 50 million people could be affected by what meteorologist Nick Gregory calls a "classic nor'easter."
Hundreds sledded down Capitol Hill Thursday in defiance of a post-9/11 ban, but police seemed content to let the 'protesters' have their fun.