January 2016 United States blizzard

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After blizzard 'Snowzilla':
Two completely buried cars under a huge cover of snow.
Washington Monument and flag on 22 January 2016

The January 2016 United States blizzard was a severe weather event. The weather caused multiple states in the Mid-Atlantic to declare a state of emergency.[1] The blizzard happened between January 20 and 25, 2016.

On January 20–22 the governors of eleven states, plus the mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a state of emergency in expectation of significant snowfall and blizzard conditions. Approximately 85 million people were estimated to be in the storm's path. More than 33 million were under blizzard warnings. Over 10,000 flights were canceled because of the storm.

New York City was put under a travel ban on January 23. A snow emergency was declared for Washington, D.C. just before that.

Two to three feet of snow fell from Virginia to New England.[2] Snow also fell in Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.

The storm also caused tornadoes and hail from Louisiana to Florida[3]

Thirty people died because of the blizzard.[4]

The storm was also called Winter Storm Jonas by the Weather Channel.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Potentially Historic Blizzard". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved Jan 24, 2016.
  2. "Eastern Seaboard Winter Storm". NBC New York. Retrieved Jan 24, 2016.
  3. "Severe Weather Report". NOAA. Retrieved Jan 24, 2016.
  4. "At Least 30 Dead after Deadly Blizzard". NBC New York. Retrieved Jan 24, 2016.

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