#Snow Fall

.Texas, USA
Viral videos have claimed that the snow in Texas was fake and made by the government. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@rodryanshow)

  • A lot of videos started doing rounds on the social media alleging that something was wrong with the snow
  • In some videos, people were seen lighting snowballs on fire 
  • Science blogger Phil Plait explained that the snow is re-absorbing the water as it melts

.Texas, USA
Millions of people were still without power on February 17 in Texas, the oil and gas capital of the United States. (AFP Photo)

  • The state of Texas was still without power with few facing water shortages as an unusual winter storm hit some states
  • More than 30 deaths were reported by media in the states since the cold weather arrived last week
  • The state of Texas' power companies have implemented rolling blackouts to avoid grids being overloaded 

.Columbus, OH, USA
Several US states are currently experiencing the wrath of extreme cold weather (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The counties have been categorised depending on the predicted intensity of snowfall
  • Knox, Marion, Morgan, Union and others fall under "Level One"
  • Hocking, Athens, Ross, Jackson and others fall under "Level Two"

.Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coronavirus testing and vaccination locations have been shut in at least eight locations. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Netherlands was hit by Storm Darcy, the first major snowstorm in a decade, on Sunday
  • Schools in Amsterdam stayed shut due to transport difficulties for pupils ad staff
  • Considering the sub-zero conditions, authorities may allow an ice-skating marathon thorugh 11 cities

.Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Netherlands and parts of Germany were blanketed on Sunday by a snowstorm. (Photo credit: Representative image/PTI)

  • Britain was also bracing for heavy snow from what Dutch meteorologists have called Storm Darcy
  • Dutch authorities declared a rare "code red" emergency for the entire country
  • Dozens of flights were delayed or cancelled at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

.Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Several districts in Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • The 60-year-old man left his home on February 3
  • His family went out in search for him after he did not return 
  • He was found frozen to death in Kullu district on Friday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Pandas enjoying in the snow go viral(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Two Pandas can be seen somersaulting and rolling in the snow
  • People have continued to pour in their happy responses on their video
  • The video has gained more than 7.3 million views on social media

.New York, NY, USA
.Washington D.C., DC, USA
By 1:00 pm Monday, 13.3 inches of snow had been recorded in Central Park, according to the NWS.(Representational/Pixabay)

  • More than 1,600 US flights were canceled -- mostly at airports in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington
  • President Joe Biden postponed a scheduled visit to the State Department due to the conditions
  • Heavy snowfall was also forecast for New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A blizzard warning continued for both sides of the California-Nevada border along a 170-mile (274-kilometer) stretch of the Sierra. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Around tens of millions of people are going to be affected as the NWS issued warnings from Virginia to Maine
  • A state of emergency was issued in New Jersey ahead of the snowstorm's arrival on Sunday night
  • The storm hit California last week, resulting in more than six feet of snow and heavy rainfall and then moved to the Midwest