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In photos: huge snowstorm hits the USA

by | 9th, February 2013

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.

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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)



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