Blizzard 2017: 10 photos of Winter Storm Stella as snow batters the East Coast

Hey, did you know it's snowing outside?

If you live anywhere in the U.S. Northeast and have access to a window, you probably know that winter storm Stella — a powerful nor'easter that's battering New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities with heavy snow and harsh winds — has arrived. 

Here's what the late-season storm looked like as it brought the region to a standstill:

A person slips on the snow during the storm in New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Shovelers dig their way out of Winter Storm Stella in Philadelphia.Mark Makela/Getty Images
The White House is blanketed in snow from winter storm Stella.Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images
A terminal at Logan International Airport in Boston is nearly empty as Stella brings air travel to a standstill.Scott Eisen/Getty Images
New York City's Times Square during the stormJewel Samad/Getty Images
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows clouds over the eastern portion of the U.S. as Stella moved east Monday.Uncredited/AP
In Philadelphia, beautiful flowers sit behind a window coated in ice and snow. Winter storm Stella is striking the Northeast less than a week before the start of spring.Mark Makela/Getty Images
Residents of the Garden State stock up at a New Jersey grocery store Monday in preparation for Winter storm Stella.Seth Wenig/AP

Few cars were out on the highways in New York as heavy snow and high winds from Stella made for dangerous road conditions.Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A woman walks down a snow covered street in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images