A storm hit the southern United States Wednesday, bringing more snow than parts of the area had seen in nearly three decades, The New York Post reports.
Meteorologists predict the storm, Winter Storm Grayson, could undergo “bombogenesis” Thursday while traveling up the coast to New England, bringing hurricane force winds, piles of snow and 24-foot waves to the Northeast, according to the Weather Channel.
Grayson left 1.2 inches of snow on the streets of Savannah, Ga., the first time a measurable amount of snow has hit the city since 2010. Nobody living in Savannah has seen more than an inch of snow in the city for 28 years, The Post reports.
Charleston, S.C., was covered in 5 inches of snow, the most that has covered the area at any time in the past 29 years. Tallahassee, Fla., marked the first snowfall in the city in 28 years on Twitter.
Flights in and out of the south were canceled because of Grayson, and airports in the Northeast preemptively terminated many flights before the storm hit.
At least 17 people have died so far in the U.S. because of the extreme cold, The New York Post reports.
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