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All the snow from Winter Storm Jonas, in one giant snowball

Snowzilla is among the biggest storms the East Coast has seen in decades, dropping snow everywhere from Alabama up through New Hampshire.

But how much snow is that, exactly? Ryan Maue, a digital meteorologist for Models Weatherbell, estimates that Snowzilla dropped 6.6 trillion cubic feet of snow on all the United States — and 2.7 billion cubic feet on the nation's capital alone.

These are absurd numbers, too big to really comprehend. To make them more understandable, I used a 3D modeling program to show what all that snow would look like in one snowball.

I started with just Washington's snowfall — this is what it looks like compared with the US Capitol building.

Javier Zarracina/Vox

Javier Zarracina/Vox

The results get even more mind-boggling when you look at all the snow that fell across the United States over this past weekend.

A bit more on my methodology: I used the snowfall totals that Maue collected for each state, which you can those below. Adding them up let me create these giant snowballs.

So don't let any scoldy Midwesterner tell you otherwise: This really was a big snowstorm.

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