I love a good snow storm. A blizzard even better, especially if it shuts down the “city that never sleeps” for a day or two. There is something special about the quiet and stillness that Mother Nature brings to us. And it gives a photographer a clean canvas to create a new story.
The Weather Channel and local news were doing everything they could to prepare it’s audience for the “big event”. Grocery and hardware stores were reaping the benefits of this forecast as customers waited outside in long lines, only to find empty shelves and longer checkout lines inside.
The Governor and Mayor of New York/City determined a State of Emergency would be best to keep it’s citizens safe for the anticipated weather event. (And it allowed the folks that clear the roads a safe way to do their jobs.)
The impending doom would happen sometime in the overnight hours and throughout the day on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
I listened to the forecast until 2:30am and determined getting up in a few hours would be a great time to see how this storm impacted New York City. This is what I discovered.
Beyond the city limits and north to Maine, the impact was much greater. People lost power. Winds blew upwards of 70MPH. Snow drifted to feet vs. inches. I wish all my readers safety and hope recovery is swift.
Stay warm. And thanks for taking the time to watch.
Until next time.
adventure is life, live it! ®