A total of 19 people died in weather-related incidents this weekend, after an enormous blizzard swept across the eastern half of the U.S.
The storm was, by all accounts, a monster. In New York City, it was the largest one-day blizzard in history (the second-largest for overall snowfall), dumping 26.8 inches on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Over 10,000 flights were cancelled from Friday until Sunday, and over 200,000 people lost power in North Carolina and New Jersey.
Meanwhile, many have also hinted at the connection of climate change to the recent spate of extreme weather events.
In New York, 6 of the top 10 snowstorms have occurred since the year 2000 (incl. this one, at #2). In D.C., that figure is 4 out of top 10.— Andrew Freedman (@afreedma) January 24, 2016