A severe winter storm along the Canadian and American east coast is going to have a major impact on travel across North America today.
Right now the storm stretches from the Carolinas to Maine.
It’s expected to bring hurricane-force winds and between 15 and 30 centimetres of snow starting this morning, before turning to freezing rain later on.
Schools and multiple airports are closed across multiple states.
Meteorologists call this a “bomb cyclone”.
That’s what happens when freezing Arctic air collides with warmer Atlantic waters off the US Eastern Seaboard.
Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for southeastern Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, and Newfoundland and eastern Labrador.
Photo credit: Environment Canada