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Winter Storm Jonas Plows Through Eastern Seaboard

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

After one of the largest and most devastating storms in recent history, the East Coast is still feeling the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas over the weekend.

Details about Winter Storm Jonas

Much of the East Coast is still a mess after Winter Storm Jonas plowed through several states and left millions of dollars in property damage and at least 27 people dead in its path. USA Today reports that the storm’s effects were felt from Georgia all the up through Massachusetts.

Over the weekend, more than 60 million people on the Easter seaboard were under a winter storm, freezing rain, or blizzard warning. As of Sunday evening, the snowfall totals were as follows:

  • 17.8 inches in Washington D.C.
  • 29.2 inches in Baltimore
  • 22.4 inches in Philadelphia
  • 26.8 inches in New York City

The storm also broke numerous records in cities like New York, where it was the first time in recorded history when a single storm dumped more than two feet of snow on the city. The highest snowfall total from the storm was recorded in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with a massive 42 inches in total over the weekend.

Winter Storm Jonas proved to be a nightmare for travelers and commuters all across the country with 12,854 flight cancelled over the weekend. Cities like New York also had a travel ban that barred non-emergency vehicles from using the roadways. Public transportation in D.C. was all but shut down entirely.

“Day 302. #Blizzard2016 gave us an impressive view below. Stay warm! #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/ioNOqdYDCP” — Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 24, 2016

 

The Death Toll from Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas not only contributed to airport and ground traffic nightmares, but at least 27 people have died in deaths related to the storm, according to The Weather Channel. Some of the deaths were attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning after the tail pipes from vehicles were blocked with snow, some were the result of heart attacks while shoveling snow, some from falling limbs from the weight of ice and snow on trees, and others from car accidents due to slick and icy roads. 

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