Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Megastorm

Labeled by the media as 'The Megastorm', the little blizzard we got here in NY wasn't exactly the worst we'd ever had. In fact, it didn't come close to The Blizzard of '96 or even some big one a couple of years ago. But with thunderstorms and tornados in the Midwest, snow in the South in places that get it once every few years, and the awesome coastal low of a nor'easter, it was pretty much the typical major winter storm.

Schools in NYC closed for the first time in 5 years, a decision that was made at a few minutes before 6am. I would never have gone anyway, if I was still in school.

It wasn't the foot plus that had been predicted, but Central Park got the official 8 inches in, and 9 1/2 were reported in Marine Park, Brooklyn, not too far from where I live.

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