Yes, the rumors are true. NYC actually really did get a legitimate snow storm. I used to snicker to myself when they would shut down the schools here because of snow. Growing up in SLC, I recall nary a time when schools were closed because of snow. I haven’t done any side by side statistical comparisons, but from my own observations, it snows in SLC with much greater frequency and quantity than in Downstate NY. But I’m here to tell you that yesterday/last night, we really did get a storm. Apparently they measured 20 inches in Central Park (fun fact: snow removal costs the City approximately 1 million dollars per inch). As if that wasn’t enough. The wind has been strong all night and today. So there are places where it has drifted to depths of double over-head. You can see how much it is blowing in the photo above. Those streaks at the top of the frame are flying snow flakes (keep in mind this was with a 1/500″ shutter speed). Needless to say, there aren’t a lot of people going outside today, that don’t have to. Reagan’s salon was closed, and I am working from home. We took a break to go dig out our car. Luckily, we were parked on one of the more exposed streets. So, the wind had actually blown most of the accumulation further inland. Below is a shot of our block.
The shot below is of Reagan discovering America showing off her new shovel.
Above: about to start digging, check out the wind on Reagan’s hair. Below: testing wind conditions.