Winter Report — Massive Snowstorm Shakes up East Coast

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Winter Report — Massive Snowstorm Shakes up East Coast

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

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On the weekend of January 22nd, a major blizzard swept through the East Coast, dumping snow over 60 million people, all the way from Massachusetts to Georgia. Shepherdstown, a city in West Virginia, got 42 inches of snow from the storm. As of now, there are 28 deaths due to the storm. However that number is expected increase.  Although most areas in Georgia only received a few inches of snow, many schools and businesses took an air to caution and shut down, including Forsyth County Schools and other local school systems.

Coming off one of the warmest Decembers on record for the United States, this blizzard came as a surprise to most people. Forsyth County received only one to two inches of snow on Friday and Saturday, causing schools to cancel and sending families into a frenzy preparing to be iced in. With temperatures dropping and a good two months of winter left, one can only imagine what Mother Nature might have in store for 2016.