585,000 Without Power As "Catastrophic" Winter Storm Pax Pounds Northeast

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Winter Storm 'Pax' has already crippled much of the South, snarling traffic and dumping more snow than most can remember on places that are unarguably ill-prepared to cope. But, as The Weather Channel warns, up to 18 more inches of snow is forecast for the Northeast as Pax pushes up the East Coast. With no thaw expected in the South until at least the weekend (and freezing winds causing havoc), forecasters expect more power outages. Trouble has already started though further North with DC over 13 inches of snow and NYC having over 7 inches this morning alone. It's not everyday that snow is falling in Atlanta and Boston at the same time! 585,000 households are without power in 7 states this morning. Flight cancellations have begun from DC to NYC building on the 4,000 that were cancelled yesterday.

 

Snowing from Atlanta to Boston

 

Near Blizzard conditions in Manhattan/NYC:

 

Chaos on the roads...

 

Total Freeway gridlock...

 

And now it is heading North... with up to 18 inches of snow forecast for the NorthEast

 

In the last few hours, NYC alone has received 7 inches of snow and over 13 inches of snow in DC...

 

Though further west is getting more...

 

New York City's Central Park has record 5 inches of snow in the last 2 hours...

As a reminder, here is how Weather.com described Pax yesterday:

"Sometimes we want to tell them, 'Hey, listen, this warning is different. This is really extremely dangerous, and it doesn't happen very often,'" Jacks said.

 

The service's memo early Wednesday called the storm "an event of historical proportions."

 

It continues: "Catastrophic ... crippling ... paralyzing ... choose your adjective."

And power outages in the south are likely to surge...

We suspect the image of weathermen with hands on their faces will be more prevalent today...

 

As this is coming...