Stella, how could you be so cold? The 2017 blizzard wreaked havoc across the United States’ east coast on March 14, cancelling thousands of flights while leaving millions buried under sleet and snow! Scenes from this ‘snowmageddon’ have to be seen to be believed – so check them out!
When all the major weather outlets were issuing warnings about Winter Storm Stella, they weren’t fooling around! Though the storm dropped “light to moderate” snowfall on March 13, when it got to the Northeast a day later, it had turned into a major blizzard! There were reports of more than a foot of snow in Tioga County, New York, according to The Weather Channel, while the heaviest-hit places were reportedly buried under at least two feet of snow and ice!
18 million people were placed underneath a blizzard warning ahead of the storm’s impact, according to CNN. This wasn’t just in the North East, as states like Ohio and Virginia were taking precautions against Stella’s wrath. More than 7,700 US flights had been cancelled through March 15, with thousands of schools declaring “snow days” until Stella safely moves on.
“This should be a very serious blizzard, one that everyone should take seriously,” Bill de Blasio, 55, said ahead of the storm. Thankfully for the Big Apple, the storm wasn’t as severe as initially thought. At most, NYC will get about 4-8 inches whereas Boston is expected to get as much as 12 inches. There will be parts of western Massachusetts that could get up to 24 inches, which has everyone shivering at the thought of going outside.
Even President Donald Trump, 70, seemed concerned. “Everyone along the east coast be safe and listen to local officials as a major winter storm approaches,” he said in what may be his nicest, most calm Tweet that he’s tweeted since taking office. If Donald Trump is being nice, you know it’s a serious matter.
After all, Stella has already taken two lives in Wisconsin. The victims – both men – died in separate weather-related incidents. One of the men was 76-years-old, and he died while operating a snow blower. The other, who was 64, passed away while shoveling show. Both died from cardiac-related incidents, so be careful when shoveling snow out today! The closest anyone should get to the 2017 Blizzard is by looking through the pictures in the above gallery!
HollywoodLifers, are you staying indoors today? Do you like snow? Or are you ready for spring?