In case you haven't noticed (and being British, you might not have done), a massive snowstorm going by the name of Juno is sweeping across Northeast America.
And while the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts have all declared states of emergency - and snow is expected to paralyse (or indeed, paralyze) the Northeast for days - there is still hope, and most importantly humour, to be found in such a situation.
Just look at Twitter, for example: where the hashtag #Snowmaggedon2015 has been trending, and tweets like these are keeping us (and our friends across the Pond) amused.
Tweets about preparations for the blizzard:
— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) January 26, 2015
Stocking up: 1 bottle of wine per inch of snow predicted per person #Snowmageddon2015— Betch (@totalbetchmove) January 26, 2015
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 26, 2015
My mom told me to prepare for the blizzard so I bought a massive bin of cookie dough.— Taylor Rosenberger (@TaylorJRose) January 26, 2015
This made me giggle way to much...January 27, 2015
Although of course, this is the best way to prepare:
There have been tweets about not overreacting:
This approaching snowmageddon has New Yorkers like: pic.twitter.com/wjqNgb86BE— Santosuosso (@MichelleSFresh) January 26, 2015
And tweets about just... reacting:
Some tweeters have brought us actual weather reports:
While others are, inevitably, posting photos of what it's like out there:
Of course, Americans have form when it comes to dealing with such conditions:
Although we're not sure it's ever been this bad before:
Due to the #blizzardof2015, we're unable to travel to NYC. We're working on alternatives and will let you know as soon as they're confirmed.— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) January 26, 2015
So who's responsible for this Snowmaggedon/Snowpocalypse/Apocalypsnow?
NYPD has released this photo to the public as a "person of interest". #Snowmageddon2015January 27, 2015
BREAKING #BLIZZARD NEWS!!!
Just saved Earthlings from #Snowmageddon2015
You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/7Q7A8GPMxX— Superman (@SupermanTweets) January 26, 2015
Well, at least our feline friends have got the right attitude:
As does this American:
BEST. SNOW. SIGN. EVER!January 26, 2015
Indeed. Stay safe, American friends. We're thinking of you in your hour of Backstreet Boys need.