Both the New York Post and the Daily News grudgingly put our latest storm—the one that brought 4.7 inches of snow to Central Park last night—on their front pages, and there's indeed a lot of actual snow all over the streets of New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Brrr-Grrr. This storm, her name it is Athena, according to The Weather Channel, at least. Her snow-haul was more than expected: Some parts of New York City got 8 inches. For weather nerds, the Wall Street Journal's Eric Holthaus explains "The #noreaster's track further offshore brought in more cold air than expected, helping to boost snow totals." Also: "This was NYC's biggest early season snow since 1869." New Haven got a foot of snow. In the photo above, a guy walks through the still Sandy-afflicted financial district.
In the New York Times coverage of the storm aftermath, we get both good and bad news: "Yesterday’s northeaster might not have brought the flooding that were predicted, but thanks to up to a foot of heavy, wet snow and stiff winds, it still knocked out power to 325,000 homes in New York and New Jersey, utility companies said, dealing a setback to the region’s slow recovery from Hurricane Sandy." Crews, they say, are working fast to restore power, but to people who haven't regained power since Sandy, that is probably cold comfort. "Overall in New York and New Jersey, more than 700,000 homes are in the dark."
With snow comes snow photos. Here's what it looked like in New Dorp, Staten Island, which suffered extensive damage from Sandy.
Driving was not recommended last night.
Piles of already dirty snow in Times Square.
The New York Red Bulls were scheduled for a semifinal playoff soccer match against DC United. It was ultimately postponed, because that would have been crazy.
The scene in Rockaway Beach, Queens, last night.
And Breezy Point, hard hit by Sandy.
Here's what New Jersey looked like in Millstone Township.
Also in Jersey:
Not exactly a winter wonderland. But this snowman in Connecticut seems relatively happy.
Come on, weather. Play nice for a while.
Photos via AP.