Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo (February 8-9, 2013)


The massive nor'easter that hit the Northeast delivered about 20-25 inches of snow into the area where we live. Not as bad as other places (40 inches in Hamden, CT), but it has convincingly crippled Long Island and Suffolk County. We were lucky enough to not lose power at all, and were overall well prepared even if we did. It seemed like everyone (the town, the village, our apartment complex) waited until the storm was over to start plowing the roads. By now, the apartment complex has cleared most of the roads although parking will be a problem for a while. The village did not yet get to our street and apparently we are not the only one around with this problem. Long Island Expressway remains closed in the east into Monday (2/11/2013). I do not teach on Friday, but the college cancelled all classes in anticipation of the storm although I expected to go in on Monday. The schools remain closed, however, as a lot of roads are still barely passable. We are expecting rain on Monday as well, with correspondingly warmer temperatures so let's see how long this winter landscape lasts. More information on this storm can be found here. I hope this is it for the rest of this winter, not because I hate snow, but because I hate how people around me deal with it.
We got about 20 inches of snow fall overnight.
We got about 20 inches of snow fall overnight.