Blizzard 2017: 10 photos of Winter Storm Stella as snow batters the East Coast

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Hey, did you know it's snowing outside?

If you live anywhere in the U.S. Northeast and have access to a window, you probably know that winter storm Stella — a powerful nor'easter that's battering New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities with heavy snow and harsh winds — has arrived. 

Here's what the late-season storm looked like as it brought the region to a standstill:

A person slips on the snow during the storm in New York City.Source: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A person slips on the snow during the storm in New York City.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Shovelers dig their way out of Winter Storm Stella in Philadelphia.Source: Mark Makela/Getty Images
Shovelers dig their way out of Winter Storm Stella in Philadelphia.  Mark Makela/Getty Images
The White House is blanketed in snow from winter storm Stella.Source: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images
The White House is blanketed in snow from winter storm Stella.  Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images
A terminal at Logan International Airport in Boston is nearly empty as Stella brings air travel to a standstill.Source: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
A terminal at Logan International Airport in Boston is nearly empty as Stella brings air travel to a standstill.  Scott Eisen/Getty Images
New York City's Times Square during the stormSource: Jewel Samad/Getty Images
New York City's Times Square during the storm  Jewel Samad/Getty Images
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows clouds over the eastern portion of the U.S. as Stella moved east Monday.Source: Uncredited/AP
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows clouds over the eastern portion of the U.S. as Stella moved east Monday.  Uncredited/AP
In Philadelphia, beautiful flowers sit behind a window coated in ice and snow. Winter storm Stella is striking the Northeast less than a week before the start of spring.Source: Mark Makela/Getty Images
In Philadelphia, beautiful flowers sit behind a window coated in ice and snow. Winter storm Stella is striking the Northeast less than a week before the start of spring.  Mark Makela/Getty Images
Residents of the Garden State stock up at a New Jersey grocery store Monday in preparation for Winter storm Stella.Source: Seth Wenig/AP
Residents of the Garden State stock up at a New Jersey grocery store Monday in preparation for Winter storm Stella.  Seth Wenig/AP
Few cars were out on the highways in New York as heavy snow and high winds from Stella made for dangerous road conditions.Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Few cars were out on the highways in New York as heavy snow and high winds from Stella made for dangerous road conditions.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A woman walks down a snow covered street in New York City.Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A woman walks down a snow covered street in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images