The Blizzard of 2016, also known as Winter Storm Jonas, dumped upwards of 3′ of snow on some areas in the Mid-Atlantic. It’s the storm that allowed me to ski the streets of Morgantown, WV, and it wrecked havoc on roadways across the entire region.
The video below shows a time-lapse video documenting Winter Storm Jonas in Northern Virginia. It’s absolutely beautiful to watch the snow pile up over the 48-hour span.
Hope this video gets you excited for winter, because it’s coming!
WorseThanChiggers: “This 1 minute time-lapse video captures the 48 hour blizzard of winter storm Jonas that hit the east coast between January 22 and 24, 2016. The camera was set up on our front porch in northern Virginia, USA, and captured 1 frame every 30 seconds. I further compressed it down to 1 frame every 90 seconds to produce this video which culminates with the beautiful sunrise on Sunday morning. You can even see Venus rising in the east just before sunrise. The final measurement on the yardstick was 31 inches or 79 centimeters. It is very interesting to see how the snow compresses somewhat right before sunrise.”