In response to the impending snow storm bearing down on the Northeast United States, Washington D.C. Mayor Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a warning that the “major storm has life and death implications, and all the residents of the District of Columbia should treat it that way.” According to the National Weather Service, the “strongest winds, and potential life threatening conditions” are “expected Friday night through Saturday,” with heavy snow and wind causing drifts from Friday night into Saturday morning, only to be followed by more heavy snow to continue all Saturday afternoon. The city will shut down all public transit this weekend for the time in its 40-year history.