City dwellers in New York hoping to wake up to mountains of snow will have to content themselves with trawling Instagram pictures from New England. The blizzard of 2015—or really the #blizzardof2015 if we're doing this right—brought less snow than expected to New York City and a number of points south. But to the east on Long Island and north throughout New England, the storm has lived up to, and in some ways exceeded, expectations with heavy snow and coastal flooding.
Snow totals are still being updated but as of Tuesday morning, a National Weather Service weather spotter has reported the highest total from the storm so far, with 30 inches in Framingham, Mass. Other central Massachusetts and South Shore locations have also piled up more than 2 feet of snow.
The second-highest snow total comes 28.5 inches measured in Orient, N.Y., on the far eastern tip of Long Island. In both places, wind gusts are piling up drifts and sending snow cresting over the eaves of houses.
9:15 AM - still coming down! @JimCantore just declared Shrewsbury the winner! #blizzardof2015 #NECNSnow pic.twitter.com/LU5khjZ2cT— Dale Martin (@DaleMartin70) January 27, 2015
@ericfisher https://t.co/faK2mJ4ORd Incredible wind here between 50-70 MPH; visibilities ~150'; pelting snow, etc. pic.twitter.com/tEenOnhHnu— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) January 27, 2015
What would happen if I opened my slider door now? #Avalanche