Last year, we had a "blizzard" that was all bark and no bite. This year, however, Jonas is proving to be the real deal. The snow began as this beautiful diamond dust late last night. The temperatures weren't too cold, and at first glance, it really didn't seem like it was going to be the intense storm that had been predicted.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find that it was still snowing, and that I could hardly see out of my bedroom window. After a little deliberation, I decided to bundle up and head out into the elements. The accumulation was substantial at around 11:30am. Walking in that kind of snow—even in boots—is really exhausting. I walked mostly in the street, since most sidewalks weren't shoveled in my area. I already knew that the buses were expected to stop running around noon, but there was no such announcement for the trains. The plan was to venture out through Brooklyn and then see how far I could get into the city before either a) I got exhausted from walking or b) the MTA shut down the trains and I'd have to rush home. As it turns out, I'd only make it right up to the bridge, because I caught wind that the MTA would be shutting down train service by 4:00pm. I got myself home by 3:30, but not before I got some great shots of NYC and its denizens under the weather.
That is the Manhattan Bridge seen in both shots.
The Brooklyn Bridge. I didn't walk much further than this before heading back.
Not even the subways were safe. The winds and snowfall was heavy enough that it began to accumulate underground.
I hope that if you're in Jonas' path, that you've been keeping warm, and if you're like me and went out today, that you stayed safe and cautious.
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