Friday 9 December 2016

In pictures: Storm Jonas hits New York as #Blizzard2016 trends on Twitter

Published 25/01/2016 | 12:03

Mother and child slide in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York.
A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Mother and child slide in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Children slide in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Children slide in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Children slide in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman is pulling a child on sledge in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl plays in the snow in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
A women walk carrying a dog in Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: People sled in the snow in Brooklyn's Prospect Park following a blizzard on January 24, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The day long blizzard caused the shutdown of roadways in New York City and parts of the subway system as heavy snow and high winds paralysed parts of the city. The storm left 26.8 inches in Manhattan, the second most recorded since 1869. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: People slid down the hill in Central Park in the morning on January 24, 2016 in New York, City. Most of New York's streets were cleaned up over night after a huge snow storm slammed into the mid Atlantic states including New York. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: People slid down the hill in Central Park in the morning on January 24, 2016 in New York, City. Most of New York's streets were cleaned up over night after a huge snow storm slammed into the mid Atlantic states including New York. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: New York Fire Department firefighters stock up on salt before New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks about the city's preparedness for an upcoming snowstorm at the Spring Street salt shed on January 21, 2016 in New York, NY. Winter Storm Jonas is expected to hit New York City between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and the National Weather Service recently included New York City on a blizzard watch. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
TAKOMA PARK, MD - JANUARY 24: Children play on top of a six-foot-tall pile of snow after almost 20 inches fell over the weekend January 24, 2016 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Blizzard Jonas blanked the East Cost in snow, leaving 18 people dead, near-record snowfall from Arkansas to New York and heavy flooding along the coast. The storm, dubbed 'Snowzilla,' lasted into early January 24. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
TAKOMA PARK, MD - JANUARY 24: Marshal Webster digs his cars out of almost 20 inches of snowfall January 24, 2016 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Blizzard Jonas blanked the East Cost in snow, leaving 18 people dead, near-record snowfall from Arkansas to New York and heavy flooding along the coast. The storm, dubbed 'Snowzilla,' lasted into early January 24. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
TAKOMA PARK, MD - JANUARY 24: A municipal truck outfitted with a plow attempts to clear an intersection of almost 20 inches of snowfall January 24, 2016 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Blizzard Jonas blanked the East Cost in snow, leaving 18 people dead, near-record snowfall from Arkansas to New York and heavy flooding along the coast. The storm, dubbed 'Snowzilla,' lasted into early January 24. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 24: Motorists dig out their cars on West 8st 1 and Central Park West Sunday morning on January 24, 2016 in New York, City. Most of New York's streets were cleaned up over night after a huge snow storm slammed into the mid Atlantic states including New York. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
A woman walks next NYPD cars covered by snow in New York on January 24, 2016. Millions of people in the eastern United States started digging out Sunday from a huge blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but the travel woes were far from over. The storm -- dubbed "Snowzilla" -- killed at least 18 people after it walloped several states over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, affecting an estimated 85 million residents who were told to stay off the roads and hunker down in doors for their own safety. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
A man cleans a street covered in snow in New York on January 24, 2016. Millions of people in the eastern United States started digging out Sunday from a huge blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but the travel woes were far from over. The storm -- dubbed "Snowzilla" -- killed at least 18 people after it walloped several states over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, affecting an estimated 85 million residents who were told to stay off the roads and hunker down in doors for their own safety. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
A man clears his car with a shovel near Central Park on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl is throwing snow balls on the banks of Financial District with Brooklyn in the background on January 24, 2016 in New York. A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

#Blizzard2016 trended on Twitter as New Yorkers shared photos and videos of the blistering snowfall across in the city.

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Storm Jonas hit in major parts of America on Friday and is expected to hit Washington, Philadelphia and more before it's through.

New Yorkers took to social media over the weekend to share their pics of the blizzard as the city ground to halt amid a state of emergency.

People shared timelapse videos showing the extent of the snow, selfies and shots of empty shop shelves as panicked shoppers cleaned out the aisles.

Glee star Dianna Agron was among those sharing snow selfies, posting a picture in which she's wrapped up in a large coat, covered in snow.

The New Jersey Governor tweeted that he "officially signed a state of emergency" for the State on January 23rd while CNN's Miguel Marquez attempted to give Theresa Mannion a run for her money with a snowy, windy weather report from Baltimore, Maryland, on the "hazardous" driving conditions.

See the best of #blizzard2016 below and share yours by tweeting with #IndoSubmit.

Storm Jonas will makes its way to Ireland in the coming days.

However we will not experience snowfall - as the US is on the colder side of the Atlantic weather system.

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