In Photos: Winter Storm “Snowzilla” Hit Eastern USA

25 01 2016
People take photos in Times Square as the snow gets heavier during a large winter storm in New York City, Jan. 23, 2016. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

People take photos in Times Square as the snow gets heavier during a large winter storm in New York City, Jan. 23, 2016. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Millions of people in the eastern United States dug out Sunday from a historic blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but travel woes look set to persist into another week.

The storm — dubbed “Snowzilla” — killed at least 18 people after it walloped several states from Friday into early Sunday, affecting an estimated 85 million residents who were told to stay in doors and off the roads for their own safety. Forecasters said 26.8 inches (68 centimeters) of snow fell in New York’s Central Park, the second-highest accumulation in the city since records began in 1869, and more than 22 inches paralyzed the capital Washington.

Near-record-breaking snowfall was recorded in other cities up and down the East Coast, with Philadelphia and Baltimore also on the receiving end of some of the worst that Mother Nature could fling at them. (AP)

Please click the photos for larger images:

Advertisements




In Photos: Northeast Snowstorm Blasts New York 2015

27 01 2015
Times Square area in the snow. New York, NY. January 27, 2015. (Kelli Grant/Yahoo News)

Times Square area in the snow. New York, NY. January 27, 2015. (Kelli Grant/Yahoo News)

A snowstorm pounded the East Coast early Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy snow to coastal areas of New Jersey northward through Maine.

Some areas of Massachusetts received more than a foot of snow by early Tuesday, where Plymouth received almost 16 inches, Shrewsbury almost 15, and Sandwich had 13 inches of snow.

More than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled on Monday and Tuesday.





In Photos: Autumn Snow Freezes New York

20 11 2014
Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Rd in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years' worth of snow in three days. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Rd in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years’ worth of snow in three days. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

Lake-effect snow pummelled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.

Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Some areas were expected to get 6 feet by the storm’s end Wednesday afternoon. A second storm was due Wednesday night.

The storm was blamed for five deaths in New York including three from heart attacks. (AP)

I wonder if Niagara Falls will be frozen again this year, as it did twice early of this year, first in January and again in March.

Please click the photos for more photos:





In Photos: Heavy Early September Snow Hit Alberta

11 09 2014
An icicle forms on a sunflower as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

An icicle forms on a sunflower as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary, Edmonton and other parts of Alberta receive three days of unseasonal early September summer snowfall.

Please click the photos for larger images:

 





NaPoWriMo Poem #4: Shivering Cold

4 04 2014

It’s cold, cold, shivering cold,
It’s so cold with lots of snow,
Now I need my winter coat,
Out in the snow I wish to go.

It’s cold, cold, shivering cold,
I wish I were a polar bear,
With thick white fur to trap the air,
To keep me warm in open air.

It’s cold, cold, shivering cold,
It’s a good thing that I’m not old,
I’ll be jumping and running around,
Makes me warmer, and not too cold.

Winter in Mount Fuji, December 2013.

Winter in Mount Fuji. This photo was snapped by my father in December 2013.





Photos: Heavy Snow Killed 7, Injured 1000 In Japan

9 02 2014

Snow storm hit Tokyo and some other part of Japan on Saturday.

Tokyo recorded the heaviest snow fall in 45 years, while Sendai recorded the heaviest snow fall in 78 years.

By late Saturday, 27 centimetres (10.6 inches) of snow was recorded in Tokyo and 35 centimetres (13.8 inches) of snow was recorded in Sendai.

Reports on Sunday said that at least seven people were dead and more than 1,000 people were injured across Japan.

Due to the heavy snow, hundreds of flights were cancelled.

NHK said that nearly 5,000 people were stranded at the Narita airport Saturday as traffic linking the airport to the capital was disrupted.

More than 20,000 households were without electricity on Sunday.

Japan Meteorological Agency expected more snowfalls in the northern part of the country on Sunday.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Photos: Rare Snow In Vietnam

17 12 2013

Rare snowfall in Sa Pa, a town in the northern province of Lao Cai, Vietnam had attracted lots of tourist to the tourist destination.
Anyway the snow has also caused serious damage to the farms around the area.
The Nui Xe Station said that it began snowing at around 9a.m. on Dec 15, 2013.
Many roads and trees have been blanketed by 5 to 10cm thick snow.
According to the Lao Cai Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre, another cold spell is expected to hit the province in the coming days.

Please click the photos for larger images:








%d bloggers like this: