15 Blizzard GIFs & Memes That Will Scare You Into Staying Inside
There's a blizzard coming. And if it's not fully there yet, just hold your horses. The weather forecast is not looking good. Up to 18 inches in the New York City area, and wind gusts of up to 50 m.p.h. — 75 in parts of New England. Trust me, that's not a winter wonderland for snowmen. So hopefully you're reading this from the warmth of your living room with the refrigerator stocked. Because if you're thinking of going outside, don't. Here are 15 scary blizzard GIFs and tweets to convince you to stay inside.
The storm is named Stella, and it's a type of Nor'easter that could potentially become really bad really quickly. Storms don't intimidate you? Well what about a "weather bomb"? No, seriously. There's a thing called bombogenesis which Stella is being formed by. It's the rapid falling of air pressure in a 24-hour period that results in extreme winds and precipitation. There can even be lightning (in winter!). Stella may not sound scary, but bombogenesis sure does.
Hopefully your office has already closed. But if it hasn't, you might want to send an email calling in "stuck" — at home that is. You don't want to leave the house to find yourself unable to return. Take a look at these tweets, and stay put, why don't you?
3) An Even Clearer, Scarier Map
5) The Tuesday Dress Code
6) Another Way To Measure
7) Staying Away From Plows Is Key
9) And Elsewhere It's Accumulating
10) Forget A Car, Walking Is Dangerous
11) Cool But Still Scary
15) The One Scary Map You Can Definitely Relate To
Just in case none of the rest of this has you freaked, look at this one from the MTA. Only below-ground subway service is running. They mean business.
Getting to the subway would still be exposed to the elements, though. So don't joke around, look over these tweets again, and then stay inside. Whatever you need to do will still be waiting for you tomorrow, after Storm Stella blows through.