Historic Storm Jonas Was The Fourth Largest Blizzard Ever To Hit The Northeast


Last weekend’s historic blizzard has been revealed as the fourth most largest snowstorm ever to hit the Northeast, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In total, the blizzard affected over 102.8 million people and resulted in around 430,000 square miles in 26 states.

At least 24 million people saw over 20 inches of snow and 1.5 million got over 30 inches, according to the NWS.

The agency also gave the storm a rating of 7.66 of the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale.


A NWS meteorologist said: ‘This storm ranks up there with the great blizzards of the past 100 years in terms of amount of snowfall, size of impacted areas and population affected,’

It has now been revealed that at least 52 people died over 11 states from storm-related incident, raging from carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attacks and car accidents.

One of the largest snowfall reading was 42 inches, which was recorded in West Virginia.

In Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the storm may turn out to be the state’s costliest, wiping out a $200 million snow response budget.

Virginia had the highest death toll, with a total of 12 deaths, and state police there reported more than 8,400 calls for assistance.

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