As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Central Park has reported 17.2 inches of snow accumulation from the first snowstorm of 2021. And while the snow has mostly tapered off, we may see a bit more before the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service, which means we might even hit 18 inches:
Subway service was restored on Tuesday morning, and airports are being cleared for flights (most of which were cancelled yesterday). Vaccination sites are reopening on Wednesday, as are NYC public schools for in-person learning.
Today, some New Yorkers will continue to bask in the snowdrifts or battle the slush. Reminder: Tip your delivery people well and in cash, if possible! They are going out so you don't have need to leave your home.
Enjoy these photographs of Monday's tremendous snowfall, and then cap it off with more photographs of snow dogs. And do let us know if your street hasn't been plowed yet—email email@example.com, and here's the city's snow plowing map.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the snow storm as a blizzard. Although National Weather Service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said blizzard conditions were reported at times in the city, the storm did not meet the NWS's specific criteria for a blizzard classification, which requires three consecutive hours or more of visibility at a quarter of a mile or lower due to heavy or blowing snow, as well as frequent wind gusts of 35 mph or greater over the course of 3 consecutive hours.