Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Saturday's parting shot

City kids know how to make a cool snowman with limited snowfall! ... photo today in Tompkins Square Park by Drew...

The winter wonderland we've all been waiting for (we'll take it)

Top photo by William Klayer; the rest by EVG 

Finally, some snowfall that might garner more than 1,000 likes on Instagram! Waking up to as much of a winter wonderland as we've had these past two years (not really counting Tuesday, which was a bit of a bust in some weather corners). 

The winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 this morning... with the flurries tapering off soon after...

Meanwhile, here's how it looked early today...   
And the streets are clear (of snow) ... in case driving on or crossing a street is in your future...

Saturday's opening shot

A picturesque Tompkins Square Park this morning... thanks to Cecil Scheib for the photo...

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Storm center: Scenes from around the East Village after Nor’easter moves off the coast

For those of us who were here, it will be a winter storm discussed for generations, as more than three inches of snow fell in Central Park, the most since 2022. (We forgot to measure how much fell closer to home.)
By late this afternoon, there were widespread reports of damp sidewalks, soggy cardboard in broken recycling bags and photogenic puddles...
Meanwhile, any wet or untreated roadway will likely ice over tonight as temperatures drop below freezing. So try to stay within the salt path on the side streets...
So while the winter storm warnings turned out to be a non-event around Manhattan, other local areas and states were hit hard... and we heard from a few people who had their flights delayed or canceled. 

Soon, back to the "Remembering When It Snowed" posts.

Tuesday morning in review

Photo from 9th and A by Steven 

Waking to a slushy snowfall this morning... as the entire NYC metropolitan area and northeast corridor remains under a Winter Storm Warning (the first in two years) until 6 p.m. 

Readers have reported gusty winds and sloppy sidewalks... though not close to the 4-8 inches forecast (yet).

Meanwhile, flames were spotted coming from a manhole on the southbound lane of Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street ... as the salty runoff caused some sparks here... the FDNY was quickly on the scene. 

Thanks to EVG reader Emma for this clip...


... and a shot with Con Ed and the FDNY via Derek Berg...
Updated 5 p.m. 

We've heard from several readers about the stubborn (and dramatic) manhole fire ... the FDNY (with Con Ed) eventually had to clear out part of (half of?) the open-air curbside space at Kazuza Lounge...

Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday's parting shot

Photo this evening outside Saifee Hardware by Stacie Joy 

For the first time in two years, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of NYC from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 13). 

Per the NWS: "Heavy snow and gusty winds are expected with snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches."

Given the forecast, EVG is suspending the "Remembering When It Snowed" posts until further notice.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Remembering when it snowed (part 3)

The high on this Feb. 10, under mostly cloudy skies, will reach 60, according to the Weather Channel and a look out the window. 

Meanwhile, EVG reader Terry Howell shared the above photo, taken in January 2011 from the NE corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place... looking at 51 Astor Place, the old Cooper Union engineering building and the Film Academy Cafe. 

The cafe had a short life, closing in 2011, a year after replacing the somewhat redundant Starbucks in 2010. All this was demolished to make way for this — (the new) 51 Astor Place/the IBM Watson Building/the Death Star/CVS.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Tuesday's parting shot

As you likely heard/read, NYC received its biggest snowfall today in 701 days... with a whopping 1.2+ inches... (so we'll likely keep with the "Remembering when it snowed" posts). 

Thanks to EVG reader Bob Smith for this photo today from Tompkins Square Park

Monday, January 15, 2024

Remembering when it snowed (part 2)

Longtime East Village resident Felton Davis shared these photos... from the observation deck at the World Trade Center after the "great blizzard" of February 1978 (The storm early that month brought 17.7 inches of snow).
Speaking of snow, we could actually get an accumulation here tomorrow of an inch or so...

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Saturday's parting shot

A moment late early this evening on Second Avenue and Fifth Street during the snow shower. 

Per the National Weather Service: "Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 10 pm. Low around 34. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible."

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Will it ever snow again?

We posted this photo from Avenue A and Fourth Street circa January 2010 on Instagram the other day (we left out the D on Food in the original shot — Key Foo!). 

And several people reminisced about when it used to snow in NYC in January. 

For awhile it looked as if we might get at least some flurries today... but the forecast later changed to all rain. And wind! 

Obviously all this hasn't gone unnoticed. Gothamist noted this lack of snow last week. 

And per AccuWeather on Monday: 
The Big Apple is just days away from breaking a record that might seem unimaginable: the latest date to see measurable snowfall in recorded history. While the city has seen precipitation since the winter season officially began, it has primarily come in the form of rain instead of snow due to abnormally warm temperatures. At the official weather station in New York City's Central Park, no measurable snow has been recorded this winter, only flurries.
While the city has gotten cold enough for snow throughout this winter season and some flurries have been spotted, the most the city has recorded at its official location in Central Park is a trace of snow, which occurred as recently as Jan. 14. But a trace amount of snow does not count as measurable snowfall, which brings New York City to 320 days in a snow drought as of Jan. 24, the second-longest snowless streak on record for the city. The longest snowless streak lasted 332 days and ended on Dec. 15, 2020. 

New York City is also nearing the record for the longest stretch into the snow season without seeing more than a trace of snow. The latest date on record was Jan. 29, 1973. The 2022-23 season currently stands in second place after outlasting 1871, a year when snow was not measured until Jan. 21. 

Jan. 21, 1871! (We were at McSorley's that day, figuring it would be going out of business soon. Who wants two mugs of beer at once? What a waste!) 

For now, the next chance of snow is in the forecast for Feb. 2.

Meanwhile, we'll always have photos... ah!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Will we be posting a lot of snow photos this winter?

Seventh and A a few winters ago

AccuWeather unveiled its Winter 2022-23 snowfall outlook for the country yesterday.

So what can we expect in NYC? AW is forecasting seasonal snowfall totals of 18-23 inches here, which would be below average for NYC... with between six and nine "days of accumulating snow."
And a lot of snow likely won't make a difference for public schools. New York City School Chancellor David C. Banks previously announced that there will be no snow days during the 2022-2023 academic year, NBC News reported

In a show of solidarity with the students, we will take the days off for them.

Friday, February 4, 2022

East Village weekend ski report

The winter sports season is alive and well on 11th Street near Third Avenue... back later with the powder report (at first glance this looks a little grabby). 

Thanks to Goggla for the pic!

Monday, January 31, 2022

Monday's parting shot

Thanks to Ted Phillips for this photo at La Plaza Cultural community garden on Ninth Street and Avenue C yestersay. (Some more kids were there today.) Some local residents built the ramp Saturday by packing snow on the amphitheater seats.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Snow day

Here are some scenes from today... whatever this was — nor-easter! blizzard! bomb cyclone! winter storm Kenan! ... that left a reported 7.5 inches of snow in Manhattan... thanks to Derek Berg for the pics!

Mid-morning check-in: Still snowing

A reader shared a scene from along 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... as of mid-morning, sources in Tompkins Square Park are putting the snow totals at 6 inches. The city is under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m.

First look at East Village streets that are snowy, empty

As you likely noticed, the winter storm is upon us. 

The latest... a winter storm warning is in effect until 7 this evening, with totals of 5-8 inches expected (though some reports already have the city at more than 5)... Here are a few random photos from this morning (7:30-8ish)...

Friday, January 28, 2022

'Snow alert' is on ahead of Winter Storm Kenan

Winter Storm Kenan [????] is expected to descend upon the metropolitan area this evening into tomorrow, per the shouty people on TV and the internet. 

Here's the latest from the EVG inbox:
The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Friday evening, January 28, through Saturday, January 29. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City in effect from 7 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday, January 29. 
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when heavy snow of 6 inches or more is expected to significantly impact mass transit, utilities, and cause difficult travel conditions. New Yorkers should prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibility. New Yorkers are advised to avoid travel Friday night through Saturday evening, as roads will be dangerous. 
According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, light snow will develop Friday evening, becoming steadier and heavier overnight into Saturday morning. Snow will continue through Saturday afternoon and begin to taper off in the late afternoon. A total of 8 to 12 inches of accumulation is expected with this event, with locally higher amounts possible. Temperatures will be in the low 20s to mid-teens with wind chills near or below zero from Saturday morning through mid-day Sunday. Wind gusts may also be as high as 50 mph with strong gusts continuing through Saturday night, producing low visibility due to drifting and blowing snow, even after snowfall has ended. 
The City's Sanitation Department has issued a "snow alert" beginning on Friday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The Sanitation Department is pre-deploying over 700 salt spreaders to pretreat roadways ahead of the first snowflake and is prepared to dispatch plows in all sectors when more than 2 inches of snow accumulates. 
As of 3 p.m., Key Food was holding its own with items people feel compelled to buy before any storm (bread, milk, etc.). 

No word on the supply of shrimp cocktail that's always on display for impulse buying at the checkout at Union Market on Avenue A and Houston Street...

Friday, January 7, 2022

Because we haven't posted any Snow... snow... SNOW photos in several hours

Sharing a few more reader pics from today, which marked the first snowfall of Jan. 7 — not to mention 2022. (Click on the images for a better view!)

Goggla captured the top shot in New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street... while Vinny & O took this in Tompkins Square Park...
Meanwhile, an EVG reader took this aerial shot looking into the Park along 10th Street...

Snow... snow... SNOW!

Here's an early morning look at the snowfall (3-4 inches?????) as seen in Tompkins Square Park...
... and, randonly, Avenue B at Seventh Street...
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon today. 

And don't let the National Weather Service scare you with the purple-highlighted blob outlines! (And EV Arrow is for hire!)