Just as when you thought that Thor is the God of Thunder and his adopted brother Loki, the God of Mischief who was born of the giant frost in freezing planet Jotunhein,
it was US storm Thor that pounded most of the states with an Arctic Blast.
From north of Texas to the south of New England residents suffered weather disturbances ranging from freezing rain to 19 inch of snow, as the jet stream moves towards east, Thursday, March 5. This is where the cold air from the north meets with the moisture air from the south. Some states belonging to the ‘tornado alley’ had several experiences with hail during tornado season but rarely or never with inches of snow.
As early as Tuesday, parts of Texas began to accumulate ice ahead of the storm. A Filipino and her husband in Sweetwater, Texas drove up in the streets blanketed in white snow.
The winter storm Thor reached as far as the sunny Huntington Beach, south of California,
to the dry lands of Arizona,
to the horse racing tracks of Kentucky Derby City of Louisville, Kentucky,
and stretching to beach on the East coast in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Thor also pounded the country music city of Nashville, Tennessee;
a sleet fell over downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seen in this video taken by Jackie Geromo from her office building;
Ice coated cars, still in Philly, as she commuted home ;
freezing rain dropped in Detroit, Michigan as captured by Dennis Guevarra from his dashboard;
New York residents, like Jessie Tan, woke up to a feet of snow accumulated overnight;
and Delta plane skidded off a runway in La Guardia Airport New York causing flight delays. Some passenger were treated for minor injuries and bringing other 3 to hospital.
The northern and east coast states suffered heavy snow last February, including Boston, but were spared from this winter storm. This time, states of emergency were declared in Alabama, West Virginia, Mississippi and New Jersey ahead of the storm.
Federal offices in Washington, D.C. are closed on THOR’s-day except for emergency personnel.
Ambidextrous Is a Licensed Teacher and has teaching experience in an International, private and public schools in Manila, and in International schools in Indonesia. His first degree was Physio Therapy. Science and Biology was his real passion. He likes reading books, travelling and watching tv series and movies.