Former Utah Governor and former US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (c.) stands with his family after announcing he will run as a Republican candidate for US president on June 21 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., on June 21.
The snowstorm has hit the Buffalo, N.Y., area particularly hard, but much of the northern and eastern US has been affected. At the same time, temperatures are some 20 degrees below normal.
A sprawling winter storm this weekend is expected to create a sluggish start for holiday travelers, spreading snow, ice, flooding rains and possibly tornadoes to parts of the country.
Waves of winter storms, which began at the end of last week, are expected to last into Tuesday for areas north of Virginia, forecasters say. The weather has interrupted air and auto travel, plus Senate proceedings.