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February 17, 2003

The storm is really heavy out there, so heavy, so opaque, so much of a real mass pushing between the buildings, rushing downtown, all of it, at the same time, everywhere, touching everything, now. About an hour ago the difference between the sidewalks and the street disappeared under a white coat. Cars seem to try to stay in the middle of the white paths which used to be streets and avenues. The storm seems is all quiet but is a concentration of obviously brute force. Just saw an ambulance crawl between even slower taxis. The s were on and showed that things were urgent, but nobody wanted to get hurt. A slow-motion, subtle, barely there movement of cars and people and things. And on top of it all an unleashed fast forward pounding of a white dyed storm. The large air-conditioner on the bank across Broadway is trying to make clouds, but they are just blown towards the roof and barely look like anything at all. The winds are strong. This is a real storm. Glad to be inside.
Looking forward to making snow angels in tomorrow morning. Things are bound to calm down eventually. Are we really expecting two feet of snow? Serious. Serious snow angels. ; )


"The biggest blizzard in seven years is burying New York City, with heavy snow accompanied by 50 mph wind gusts expected to pile as high as two feet before it tapers off Monday night."

Weather pop says that both today and tonite are supposed to be "sunny." I think someone is confused over at weather.gov!

Posted by: em!ly on February 17, 2003 08:12 AM

Yeah, it looks fantastic. Or like a nightmare, depends on where one is right now, I guess. I was here for the Blizzard of 1996. Will have to find the one photograph that survived...
And maybe it is time to take new pictures. ; )
It is just a really serious weather situation out there.
Weather.gov might just have readings that are off the charts. ; )

Posted by: witold on February 17, 2003 08:35 AM

I arrived in NYC just after the last big blizzard hit seven years ago, so this is, more or less, the first true winter my wife or I have seen in the city. I stepped out for some bagels this morning and snapped a few pics. My family in Colorado will most likely be unimpressed by our blizzard, but it does make me think of home.

Posted by: Todd on February 17, 2003 09:32 AM

i can't remember a good snow happening in colorado since i was 12. of course half the state is the "america desert" but the mountain half of the state has really been hit by evil global warming juju.

Posted by: em!ly on February 17, 2003 02:19 PM
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