This JetBlue airplane isn’t covered in a pile of snow

Bradley Wint
Jan 23, 2016 11:36pm AST

If you’re living on the U.S. east coast, you’ve figure out by now that there is a pretty intense snowstorm expected to bring as much as 30 inches of snow by the end of this weekend.

As a result, public transport and traffic are at a standstill, flights have been canceled by the thousands, hundreds of thousands are without power and states of emergencies have been declared.

There is a photo originally posted on a Facebook page called Tri-State Weather, showing a very high pile of snow with an aircraft behind it. As they say, pictures speak a thousand words, because some (a few too many) believe that the depicted aircraft is almost completely covered in snow, as the photo made its way around Facebook being shared thousands of times.

Then there are the Photoshop comments, claiming that the picture is fake. Considering that 24 inches (2 feet of snow) isn’t nearly enough to almost completely cover an aircraft, then what’s the big deal about huge pile of snow?

Usually when airports get snowed out, the ground crews bust out their heavy equipment and start pushing snow aside to make room for airplanes to taxi around various points at the airport (as seen in the above photo by Cliff Owen). They stack the piles in areas not traversed by vehicles or aircraft until conditions allow for them to melt away.

Get your daily lifestyle burst in your inbox!

In the first photo, the photographer simply took a pic of a snow pile at an angle that made it look like it was covering the aircraft, which in fact was actually behind the pile of snow (and a good way off as well).

So you may be wondering, why are we explaining this to you? It’s common sense, right? Apparently not.

[Cover Photo: Tri-State Weather/Facebook]

Stay in the know

Subscribe to the Try Modern Lifestyle Daily Digest for the latest on travel, autos, homes, and much more in your inbox!

Founder/Executive Editor
PGP Fingerprint: EF2C 9B80 085C C837 3DA3 995D A864 F801 147F E619 | PGP Key
More From Lifestyle

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

By - Jul 22, 2017 5:46pm AST
“This is why we can’t have nice things.” That was the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw this Facebook post on friend’s wall today. Exactly one week… Continue Reading

Rick and Morty Are Getting Schwifty In Rocket League

By - Jun 29, 2017 5:24pm AST
While Rick and Morty Season 3 is still lost in space, our unlikely heroes have found themselves in Rocket League. They will be available as free customization items in starting July 5 for Xbox One,… Continue Reading

Xbox One X Slated To Sell 17 Million Units By 2021

By - Jun 28, 2017 10:19pm AST
Xbox One X
Over a year ago, Microsoft announced they were working on a 4K system that would be stronger than any other before it and thus been subject of major hype by… Continue Reading