My son, a SoCal kid, is away at school... in Boston. He sent us that photo this morning with the comment, "That's how it looks from my front door. Snow EVERYWHERE!"
Did I mention he's from sunny California and unaccustomed to temperatures below about 30 degrees? So what does he do? Attend Tufts during a blizzard.
Timing is everything. Thankfully, he was one of the lucky ones who didn't lose electricity.
An estimated 664,000 residents from Maine to Pennsylvania are without power this weekend after a massive snowstorm swept the Northeast. [...]
Climate scientists speculate that the amount of snow and the ferocity of the storm, named Nemo, may well have ties to global warming. [...]
“Storms like this tend to be heavier than they used to be,” Michael Oppenheimer, a climate change expert at Princeton University, told the Huffington Post. “That’s a fact.”
The El Paso Times is reporting nearly 22 inches of snow has fallen in Boston. The record was back in 2003 at 27.6 inches. This is the fifth snowiest day in Boston ever, per MSNBC.
And via a Fox news alert (What can I say, they keep sending them faster than the others, so they're my source):
An 11-year-old boy dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in Boston Saturday after being overcome as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled snow, raising the storm’s death toll to seven as much of New England digs itself out from up to three feet of snow.