Hello! I hope all is well and that those affected by the storm are okay. Living in Manhattan there was a major panic, about Juno, the "historic storm" that will become historic only for the histrionics carried out by the media.
Now, I am giving a New Yorker's perspective only. Many regions got a real storm, and any storm can be a problem for the elderly and the folks that insist on driving when ice falls from the sky. The storm was compelling to track. Here is a photo from my window: at about 5:00 PM, a pretzel of cars twisting, inching, and honking their way homes. Juno gearing up:
The same photo, rendered in black and white. Why.. dunno, another perspective? The white snow looks more menacing against the black, Yeah, I will go with that one.
Of course Manhattan did get snow, but 10 inches does not 3 feet make. And a storm it was for other regions; Boston and Long Island I am thinking of you. Nonetheless it was surreal to see the streets bare. I opened my window and the only sound was that of a lone soul, outside, with a shovel. It was the simple screeching whine of metal against pavement.
At midnight, just even hours later. The streets are empty, a travel ban in place.
There is still the bulk of Juno, due to arrive overnight, and I worried about power outages, my adult children nearby, but not close enough. I fretted about the elderly , and those on their own, listening to the weather gangsters peddle their panic, and wondering about the worst case scenario.
But as we know the wind blew in a slightly different path. We have some good tools now, but it is still somewhat crude, and Manhattan realized just under 10 inches. The city was prepared, and I was impressed. It was almost as though they were salting and plowing at the same rate that Mother Nature was dishing it out.
By morning the streets shimmered with a slight blue shock of light that bounced in all directions at once, as the cars warily took to the streets.
Slowly, the engine that is Manhattan roared back to life. Now what to do with all of this food? A party might be good.
I hope you are well. Please share your experiences with the storm or your weather. It is good to realize, from time to time, that we do not have control over so many things. Sometimes we just have to sick back and watch the snow fall.