Old time-lapse video of blizzard shared as recent visuals from 2022 bomb cyclone in the US

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Stunning Time-Lapse Video Captures 48 Hours Of Blizzard Impact In US Town

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Explanation

A time-lapse video of the blizzard is shared widely on social media platforms with the claim that it is from the recent blizzard in Buffalo, US. Similar claims can be seen here, and here. This video with the same claim was shared by media outlets like NDTV and India.com. The hashtags ‘buffalostorm2022’, and ‘bomb cyclone’ are used in the posts.

What is the truth?

When reverse-searching the keyframes of the video, it is found that the video is old. A Facebook page ‘Watilson’s Wonderland’ posted this video on 29, January 2016 mentioning it as a ‘blizzard 2016 time lapse’.

A Youtube channel ‘Worse than Chiggers’ published a video on 25, January 2016 with the title ‘Beautiful 48 hours time-lapse of the blizzard’. It is mentioned in the description that the 1-minute time-lapse video captures the 48-hour blizzard of winter storm Jonas that hit the east coast between January 22 and 24, 2016 in northern Virginia, USA.

The same incident was reported by Daily Mail on 27, January 2016 with the title ‘When Jonas came to town: Mesmerizing time-lapse video captures neighborhood disappearing under nearly THREE FEET of snow’.

The New York city of Buffalo recently experienced a monster winter storm taking several lives. But the viral video shared is not from Buffalo but is an old video from northern Virginia.

Conclusion

An old time-lapse video of the blizzard from 2016 is shared as recent visuals from New York’s Buffalo on social media.

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