In photos: huge snowstorm hits the USA
A huge snowstorm has hit New York City, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Long Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Maine. In Milford, Conn., the snow reached a depth of 38 inches. Is that a big deal? Well, it is if you said snow was a thing of the past, what with climate change:
According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”…“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
With snow accumulating on Route 93, cars head toward the New Hampshire border prior to a mandatory Massachusetts statewide driving ban in Andover, Mass., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Friday and banned travel on roads as of 4 p.m. as a blizzard that could bring nearly 3 feet of snow to the region began to intensify. As the storm gains strength, it will bring "extremely dangerous conditions" with bands of snow dropping up to 2 to 3 inches per hour at the height of the blizzard, Patrick said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)