Yesterday's freak snow left over two million on the East Coast without power, including 77,554 in New York City and Westchester. Deputy mayor Caswell Holloway tells the Times that between one and three inches fell in the city before being washed away by the rain. He also said the city took the storm "very seriously," mustering 2,200 employees to work from midnight until 8 a.m. spreading salt and plowing roads. Translation: Hizzoner isn't taking any chances (or trips to Bermuda) when it snows this year.

The city dodged any significant snowfall: the Berkshires saw six inches, while West Milford, New Jersey got 18, and the state's governor announced a state of emergency early in the evening. Governor Cuomo did the same for 13 counties in New York, with Orange seeing the most snow at 12 inches. "The weather is crazy," one Queens man told the Daily News. "It was 60 degrees four days ago. It really makes you question global warming." Yeah! After yesterday's storm we expect Al Gore to turn in his Nobel by Friday.