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 storm Jewel 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