That was pretty much a perfect nor'easter! The storm passed through the region about a hundred miles southeast of Montauk Point. When a nor'easter passes over that point (40 degrees north, 70 west) it is perfectly positioned to dump a lot of snow over New York and southern New England. And dump it did. With 29 inches, Great Kills on Staten Island had the most snow in the city. Two feet were measured at Sheepshead Bay, the airports had about half that amount and twenty inches fell on Central Park. Wind gusts over 50 mph were common across the region.

The snow may have left and the sun may be out but high winds and cold air are making it feel unpleasant outside. The temperature is going to hold steady in the lower to mid 20s until tomorrow morning. Blustery winds will keep the wind chill in the lower teens. Your mom wants you to bundle up before you go outside.

As we anticipated last week it appears that this storm was powerful enough to knock the atmosphere out of the circulation pattern it has been in for a couple of weeks. Skies should be mostly clear for the rest of the week. The clear skies should be accompanied by a warming trend. Look for highs in the lower to mid 40s by the weekend.