Winter Storm Stella seems to have shut down a substantial part of the Northeast region. Reports suggest that many areas in the region may see the highest snowfall in March compared to the last several years.
From Michigan to Massachusetts and New York, Winter Storm Stella seems to have brought the life to an entire region to a standstill.
People have been forced to be confined to their homes on a working day and schools have been ordered closed. While some schools were advised by the officials to remain close, others voluntarily shut down given the worsening weather and blizzard like conditions.
Weathermen claim that New York is among the states where huge amount of snow is expected. Officials warned as many as 50 million people on Monday to prepare for a blizzard like condition. Officials claimed that there may be as much snow as 24 inches and 60mph winds. The assessment led to a state of emergency being declared in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, as many flocked to prepare for what was thought to be the worst storm of the winter season.
Despite the predictions being downgraded, things are still very tough for the people here. With temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year, the harsh winter weather has already claimed lives in Milwaukee after two elderly men on different sides of the city collapsed while shoveling snow on Monday. Things will take some time before it becomes normal again.
Here are details about the snowfall totals as of 11 a.m. Eastern, according to the NOAA.
Tioga Terrace: 16.0 inches
Binghamton Reg. Airport: 11.6
La Grange: 9.3
Mahopac Falls: 8.0
West Kill: 8.0
Cold Spring: 7.5
Howard Beach: 6.5
Pelham Parkway House: 6.0
Stony Point: 5.5
Central Park: 4.0
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