With half the nation covered in snow, according to ABC, nowhere appears to have had it worse (or more suddenly) than upstate New York. As images pour in from lake-effect snow, to The Buffalo Bills stadium, and from scenes caught in a snow storm to pandas playing, we thought the following stunning drone's-eye-view over Erie County was both incredible in its beauty and cruel in its GDP-destroying reality.
A Drone's eye view of the beauty (and GDP cruelty) of a snow-buried upstate New York
This is what it's like to be stuck in a snowstorm in Buffalo...
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A little more than half the nation (50.4%) is covered in snow as of November 17. Incredible! pic.twitter.com/w5ubuF90eQ— WCAV-TV Weather (@CBS19Weather) November 18, 2014
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With The National Guard being deployed to help, the situation is dramatic...
Buffalo's first snowstorm of the season could give the area a year's worth of snow — around 8 feet — in just three days.
More than 5 feet of snow was already on the ground Wednesday, and another round of lake-effect snow is forecast to bring an additional 3 feet of snow to the Buffalo area on Thursday and Friday. The average snowfall for an entire year: 93.6 inches, or close to 8 feet.
"This is a historic event. When all is said and done, this snowstorm will break all sorts of records, and that's saying something in Buffalo," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a visit to the city.
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Some amazing images from Buffalo and surrounding areas...