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Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, after a major snow storm in 2014. The snowstorm hammering the East Coast Jan. 22, 2016, forced the cancellation of a number of sporting events. Reuters / USA Today Sports / Kevin Hoffman

Sometimes snow and sports can combine well. Think about the legendary 2001 AFC Championship matchup -- the "tuck rule" and "snow bowl" game -- between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders. Or the 2013 Week 14 NFL matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions played in an blinding blizzard.

But sometimes snow and sports don't mix well at all. With Winter Storm Jonas, or Blizzard 2016, or simply a very big snowstorm, beginning its crawl up the East Coast Friday, a range of sports contests have been postponed.

The storm could produce up to 1 to 2 feet of snow, pounding the Washington, D.C., area particularly hard. High winds could worsen travel conditions as well. National Weather Service meteorologist said in an update Friday morning that "strong winds will combine with heavy snow to produce life-threatening blizzard conditions across portions of the mid-Atlantic Friday night and Saturday."

For sports fans, listed below are games affected by the storm, and if you're considering attending a game in during the storm, remember to take caution:


-Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks -- Friday's game between the two teams scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. has been postponed with a makeup date to be announced at a later time. A decision is set to be announced Saturday morning for a game scheduled for Sunday between the Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins.


-Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz -- The NBA announced Friday that it had postponed a game set to take place Saturday between the Wizards and Jazz. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

College Sports

-Maryland, D.C. area schools - A number of schools in the greater D.C. area have had to reschedule games including the University of Maryland, George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, American University and the University of Virginia. For a full list of which games were affected, check out WRC-TV in Washington.

-Philadelphia area schools - Temple University and Villanova basketball both rescheduled games scheduled for Saturday to Sunday, for further details click over to Sporting News.