This is the first big winter storm to batter the US Northeast. And the monster storm has also hit the Midwest. Taking into account the windchill factor, temperatures have been as low as -50F in some areas.
A severe weather outbreak which included destructive tornadoes caused widespread devastation across the southeastern United States. Strong storms are uncommon during winter months.
States in the South and Midwest have been hit by a wave of severe weather over the weekend, prompting flooding, tornadoes and even a blizzard. At least 14 people have been killed due to the powerful storm.
Snow has started to fall as a late-season winter storm cripples the northeast US. Thousands of flights have been canceled and a state of emergency has been declared across the east coast.
The Northeast was paralyzed by the late winter storm - many schools closed, over 6000 flights were cancelled. While New York City was not hit as badly as expected, some rural regions expected up to two feet of snow.
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