Monday, January 26, 2015

Watch the Northeast Blizzard Live on EarthCam

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 2:57 PM

click to enlarge EARTHCAM/SCREENSHOT
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With much of the Northeast under official blizzard and winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service, tens of millions of people are hurrying to prepare for what officials are calling a "potentially historic" storm set to descend on the region Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 26-27.

According to The New York Times, near hurricane-force winds are expected along the coast as upwards of three feet of snow may fall on a 250-mile stretch of the country from New Jersey to Maine. 

"This will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City," said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ordered the city's streets cleared of non-emergency vehicles no later than 11 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26.

Meanwhile, the governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts—which are also under coastal flood watches—declared states of emergency ahead of the storm, which has also prompted the closure of public school systems and government offices, travel bans and the cancellation of about 2,700 flights across the region.

Maybe it's morbid curiosity, maybe it's concern or schadenfreude, but you can satisfy your weather voyeurism by watching the storm develop live from a multitude of webcams stationed around the Big Apple and other major East Coast cities.

EarthCam hosts the video feeds, some of which pan toward different angles and include sound. Click here for your bird's-eye view of the Blizzard of 2015.

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