“Biblical” series of Snowstorms Hit the US East Coast and Northeast, Coldest since 1933’s Storm of the Century”

Olivia Benito, 66, froze to death in New Jersey as cold snap hits US East Coast and Northeast

Forecast of further arctic weather ... Snow-covered US Postal Service vehicles sit idle i

Forecast of further arctic weather … Snow-covered US Postal Service vehicles sit idle in Marlborough, Massachusetts. New England. Picture: AP / Bill Sikes

A WOMAN, 66, froze to death after she fell outside her home as a “biblical” series of snowstorms and bitter winds hit the US East Coast and Northeast.

Olivia Benito, 66, was discovered lying face down and partially covered in snow in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, NJ Advance Media reported.

An investigator, who asked not to be named, the preliminary finding was that Benito fell as she walked to her home — after drinking a “number” of alcoholic drinks at an event — and froze to death.

Temperatures fell to -17C in Boston, -15C in New York and -11C in Washington DC on Sunday night and forecasters were predicting an artic work week, the coldest since 1933’s Storm of the Century”.

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In New York, it was so cold that chunks of ice formed on the East River, forcing the East River Ferry to suspend service.

New York, New York ... Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront as the sun sets behind the St

New York, New York … Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Picture: AP / Peter Morgan

Winter Storm Neptune ... the Weather Channel's radar at 3:20pm AEST. Picture: www.weather

Winter Storm Neptune … the Weather Channel’s radar at 3:20pm AEST. Picture: http://www.weather.com

Winter Storm Neptune had “thrashed” the US Northeast with “heavy snowfalls, strong winds and dangerously cold temperatures”, The Weather Channel reported.

About 32.5 centimetres of snow fell in Boston — on top of 1.8 metres that fell last month — and the wind chill factor was a staggering -23C.

Forecasters also issued a blizzard warning, with blowing snow accompanied by wind gusts of up to 97kmh expected.

No flesh exposed ... People arrive to the Prabal Gurung Fall 2015 show on a cold a windy

No flesh exposed … People arrive to the Prabal Gurung Fall 2015 show on a cold a windy night during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, February. 15, 2015. Picture: AP / Seth Wenig

Even after the storm, forecasters warned of exceptionally cold air, perhaps the coldest yet of Winter. Strong winds are expected to continue with reduced visibility and snow drifts complicating an ongoing clean-up. Forecasters said there was another storm on the horizon for midweek.

“It’s historic. It’s biblical,” lawyer Frank Libby said as he walked down a deserted street in Boston’s Back Bay neighbourhood.

“I think we’re in uncharted territory. People just don’t know how to deal with the logistics of it.”

He had one message for Mother Nature: “Give us a break.”

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Wind chill factor in New York -24C … Jake Cote, a US Postal Service worker, makes his way up a hill in Utica, New York. Picture: AP / Observer-Dispatch, Mark DiOrio

Some areas of New England reported nearly 60cm of snow from the storm including Acushnet, Massachusetts with 55cms. At the easternmost tip of Maine, Lubechad had 60cm of snow.

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Posted on February 16, 2015, in ConspiracyOz Posts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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