'A real mess': Up to 100 million face mammoth winter storm
Some of the U.S.'s biggest cities braced for what's expected to be another mammoth snowfall and blizzard-like conditions in the Midwest and the Northeast — with as much as a foot and a half forecast through Friday.This is absolutely classic PSH, weather-wise. Over a quarter of the entire United States is going to face this storm? I'd love to know how they arrived at the figure of 100 million - the metropolitan area of NYC is ~ 20 million and 10 million for Chicago. That's some 70 million people - I guess they're including the entire eastern seaboard in the 100 million figure.
Winter storm warnings stretched from Chicago through the New York tri-state region into New England — affecting an area home to more than 100 million people.
Aside from that, we're talking about a snowstorm that - outside of New England - is under a foot of snow. This isn't a ZOMG Storm of the Century that's going to drop three feet of snow on Atlanta, GA here. This is a pretty standard, run-of-the-mill snowstorm for any area that gets snow on a regular basis. It's hard to figure out what's really going on here, unless it's just a slow news day.
In any case, for those still in the affected areas, be safe regardless...
That is all.