The following video was edited down from 20 hours of footage taken with a Canon DLSR on a tripod with a remote timer taking a photo once every five minutes. The East Coast storm that started midday on Sunday and ended early this morning on Monday was beyond aquatic, with billowing white sheets of frozen water and snow lightning- yes, snow lightning. We haven’t yet been able to dig up a great shot of that yet, but we did find this cool time lapse video so you can get an idea of what accumulation means today on the East Coast. The video was shot by Michael Black in Belmar, New Jersey, a seaside town about 80 minutes southeast of New York City.

December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse from Michael Black on Vimeo.