They’re calling it “Snowmageddon” – see the best pictures of the snow-storm of the century

Residents of America’s east coast are now under complete lockdown as what could be the nation’s worst-ever recorded blizzard intensifies.
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Residents of America’s east coast are now under complete lockdown as what could be the nation’s worst-ever recorded blizzard intensifies.

Some 85 million people are affected and all travel is now banned with New York already trying to deal with 30 inches of snow, and up to four feet in Maryland and West Virginia, CNN reports.

“This is bad, and it’s getting worse rapidly,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Worryingly, there are 50,000 homes in New Jersey without power and more than 50 people were forced to leave their homes due to flooding as strong winds pushed water from the ocean into the streets in Atlantic City.

America’s capital Washington is also under a blanket of 13 inches of snow with more to come.

So far there have been nine fatalities, six in North Carolina, two in Virginia and one in Kentucky, and 11 states have been declared states of emergency: Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Washington has declared a “snow emergency.”

Prior to the lockdown, social media users have shared some unbelievable images. At least one Washington resident was happy to see the snow:

Here are some of the best images, which have been shared under the hashtags #snowmageddon and #snowzilla.

Have you ever been caught in a blizzard? Was it frightening or did you have a hot drink and safe refuge?

    • I guess they’ve got that right then. You are if you think all those scientists out there, all those governments are for some insane reason making this all up. One of the impacts of Global Warming is that weather events will become more extreme, storms, floods, droughts will be more extreme and the oceans get warmer and annual temperature records get gradually hotter.

  1. Hopefully they battened down the hatches. A baton would not be much use.

    • Although there are those who would call us pedantic and how dare we comment about such minor things 🙂

    • Starts at 60 – Turn the bloody thing off if you can. It and autocomplete cause so many errors.

    • Starts at 60 – quote from a google search “It’s not FB doing that — it doesn’t have that feature. It is the device you are using or an add-on to a web browser if you’re on a laptop or desktop.”

    • Starts at 60 – quote from a google search “It’s not FB doing that — it doesn’t have that feature. It is the device you are using or an add-on to a web browser if you’re on a laptop or desktop.”

    • Starts at 60 I understand how this happens. You are typing so fast that you don’t notice what the auto thing is doing. Then when you reread you read the word you wanted to type not the word that is there. Happens to me all the time in my comments. When I go back to read a reply I always read my comment to refresh my memory and then I see the error. Then I fix it.

    • Starts at 60 I understand how this happens. You are typing so fast that you don’t notice what the auto thing is doing. Then when you reread you read the word you wanted to type not the word that is there. Happens to me all the time in my comments. When I go back to read a reply I always read my comment to refresh my memory and then I see the error. Then I fix it.

    • I do the same Debbie, sometimes even after I’ve posted it I go back into edit & change it.

    • Lyn Bradford Also Lyn I speed read, so I don’t actually read every word. That is why I miss a lot of these minor errors.

    • Same here Debbie, don’t understand why people have to be so picky all the time & correct others, it’s not as if we don’t understand what people are trying to say.

    • Lyn Bradford – There is a difference between individual comments on a post and the post itself or an article linked from the post – as SAS’s usually are.
      The articles and the main post are really published pieces of writing and should be as free from errors as possible. When I am writing articles I usually proof read well, if possible get another proof reader, and proof read again after a time lapse. If I make an error I am grateful if it is picked up so I can correct it and am annoyed only with myself for letting the error through in the first place.
      Off -the-cuff comments are written in a hurry and are more prone to typos. As you say, we usually know what the writer means so we read around the errors and it is no problem.

  2. Yep climate change, El Nino, MJO (Indian Ocean Dipole) and upper atmospheric jet streams. B|

  3. Amazing photos. I hope everyone has made their preparations and stays safe. It is probably no different to preparing for a cyclone although I guess it lasts longer.

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