This Timelapse Shows How Quickly Snow Piled Up on the East Coast

A major winter storm has been ripping through the East Coast of the United States, and many meteorologists warned of a “potentially historic blizzard” that can paralyze 1/3rd of the country.

A guy named Ryan captured this eye-opening GoPro time-lapse video that shows just how much snow was dumped on Purcellville, Virginia, during an intense period of snowfall between dusk and dawn.

Here’s the same 1m:38s video condensed into 22 seconds:

Timelapse video shows the snow piling up in Virginia during #blizzard2016:

Posted by ABC News on Saturday, January 23, 2016

We shared similar time-lapse videos after winter storms in 2010 and 2013 (Winter Storm Nemo).