New York Heavily Hit By Snow Squall: What's a Snow Squall Anyways?

New York was covered by a snow squall, but most people don't even know what really is a snow squall.

New Yorkers woke up to a scene straight out of the movie "The Mist" on Wednesday because the city was covered by a snow squall. But everyone had one question on their minds; What's a snow squall anyways?

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According to the National Weather Service, a snow squall is an intense short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibilities and is often accompanied by gusty winds. 

This was a pretty shocking view to wake up to, so people didn't miss the chance to share photos and videos of this moment.

Seems like this unbelievable weather event surprised people a lot.

The timelapse videos from the event show the process clearly.

However, it clearly made the Time Square look like it's a scene from Blade Runner 2049. 

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