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Snow squalls bring near-whiteout conditions to Northeast

Jan 31, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- In a matter of minutes, visibility for people brave enough to go out onto streets in the Northeast deteriorated quickly Wednesday as whipping winds brought snow squalls.

One moment people could see down the block, and the next, they could barely see their own hands. Minutes later, it was clear again.

The squalls ripped through the Northeast, bringing brief near-whiteout conditions to New York, Philadelphia and other cities. They are part of an Arctic plunge hammering the ...