After over 48 hours of anticipation, warnings, and constant forecast updates, Winter Storm Stella is currently slamming the East Coast of the United States with snow, ice, and plenty of wind. It’s a full-blown blizzard for millions of people in Northeast, but some spots are getting hammered harder than others, and some haven’t yet experienced the storm’s wrath. Here are the cities getting the absolute worst of the storm already, as well as those that are directly in its path.
New York City has managed to just barely escape the absolute worst of the storm, at least so far. Much of the rest of the state and surrounding area, however, is already seeing snow piling up towards the one foot mark, with much more to come.
Stella is headed northeast, which means Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and parts of Canada are about to see similar results. The National Weather Service currently forecasts up to two feet of snow for the vast majority of those states, with local snowfalls possibly exceeding 24 inches by a significant margin.
As CNN reports, states of emergency have already been declared in Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and they’re not even close to the center of the storm’s impact. Over 6,200 flights into and out of the storm’s affected areas have been cancelled, and schools and public services are almost entirely shut down.
Forecasters expect the worst of the massive storm to have moved on by late Wednesday evening and into Thursday, though winds will continue to cause drifting and other issues for a while after that.