From the New York Times: Source: NASA via University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center
It’s hard to believe that just on Friday, there was hardly any snow on the ground. Now there is anywhere from 1 to 3 feet of fresh snow on the ground around New York Harbor.
Actual measured amounts are scattered. In Atlantic Highlands where I live around Sandy Hook bay, I measured a little over 13 inches, but in Leonardo, one community over, someone measured around 17 inches. Across the bay in Staten Island, nearly 24 inches was measured at places. Kennedy Airport, measured over 30 inches.
No matter the amounts, everyone received more than the monthly January average of about five to nine inches. The question now is what to do with all this snow?
The blizzard began pummeling the region on Friday and concluded late Saturday evening. It blanketed cities with massive amounts of snow, caused devastating flooding along the coast , especially along the Jersey Shore, and snarled traffic.
At least 34 people died as a result of the storm: nine in New York, six in North Carolina, six in Virginia, three in Pennsylvania, three in New Jersey, two in South Carolina and one each in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Delaware and Washington.
Many of the deaths were the result of snow shoveling.
The first blizzard of 2016 shut down the Northeastern part of the U.S. for a couple days. All you have to do is check the web. The abundance of website devoted to this blizzard is proof of how awesome it was.
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell