United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Grocery Shopping in Maui - is Costco worth the stop?
  2. 2 United Nations tours
  3. 3 6 days in Boston - review itinerary & other recs needed
  4. 4 Trip Report The Big Island, Kauai, and Maui: A Songdoc Trip Report
  5. 5 Trip Report San Francisco California
  6. 6 September Road Trip in New England
  7. 7 Need help: itinerary from Kansas City to Yellowstone and back
  8. 8 Other places like Chautauqua Institution
  9. 9 Kayaking at Old Forge, NY
  10. 10 NYC with 8 yr old
  11. 11 Miami and New Orleans
  12. 12 Restaurants in Sanibel/Captiva
  13. 13 Road trip NYC to Dallas
  14. 14 Trip Report Yosemite and Sequoia
  15. 15 Transportation Newark/High Line and Penn Station/Newark
  16. 16 Disneyland Hotel vs. Grand Californian for first time Disneyland visit
  17. 17 Trip Report TR: Washington and Gettysburg in 4 Nights
  18. 18 Western Trip - CO, Utah, NV
  19. 19 Driving route: Monument Valley to Moab on hot day
  20. 20 Looking for suggestions for Washington state weekend getaways
  21. 21 Rail from New York to Washington, D.C.
  22. 22 Broadway Banter revived, Spring 2015!
  23. 23 stopping off I 81 South
  24. 24 Boston Restaurants - suggestions please
  25. 25 24 hours in Boston - Where to eat?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Lovely Winter

Jump to last reply

Well our winter storm started sooner then anticipated and looks like there will be more snow than thought. Now looks like up to 12" in the City and up to 16/18 " inches on LI.

And the snow is very light - so it looks like there will be a lot of drifts and blowing snow.

And just for extra fun the wind chills in NYC will be about minus 10 degrees tonight - farenheit, not centigrade.

Lots of delayed flights but no thought of closing airports (but the heaviest of the storm - 1" to 2" per hour are expected tonight). Subways will run and buses can handle up to about 6 to 7" without any trouble. After that - it gets tricky.

Sanitation dep't is currently sanding but it looks like they will have to start plowing soon. As usual in a big storm they work 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Since the equipment is heavy duty (full size Mercedes garbage trucks with large plows attached) they can usually handle up to about 15" of snow - after that they have to do double plowing (two pair of staggered plows on broader avenues).

Outside my window only looks like about 3" so far - but snowing to beat the band.

Do not expect to fly into or out of NYC until tomorrow night. And do check with your ailrines for any flights in the NE (Philly has 6" and counting).

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement