We are now in blizzard mode.
The snow began falling about 11:00 last night and will continue until about midnight tonight. Snowplows began scraping the streets overnight, and will continue their regular rounds.
I took these photographs from my north-facing front window, about 8:00 this morning. Except for those snowplows, and some sidewalk shoveling, it was very quiet on the street.
Occasionally, a car would slowly drive past. A little family group came outdoors to take some snow pictures.
The local television stations pre-empted national network programming to cover the blizzard.
Tonight there will also be a full moon, which will affect the expected local flooding. My place of employment will be open today, and I am mostly worried about being blown over by the powerful winds on my way to the subway train station at my corner.
The television station I was watching has its station in my neighborhood, so it was interesting to see what the situation was like when weather forecasts were made from outdoors on Columbus Avenue.
The next photograph shows you all my new boots. They are from a Canadian company, are cosy and waterproof with good treads on the thick rubber soles. I am pleased to report that they were also on sale.
During some past big snow storms, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has shut down the subway system, but not this time. Not yet. Lots of the city's homeless population will be using those trains to stay warm. I count my blessings in having a job, plenty of food and a warm place to live.
Thank you all for your visiting and commenting on my prior post. It's fun to share my city views with you all.
Breaking news...my place of employment has been allowed to close early, and so I won't have to brave the deep snow and strong wind today. The sun will come out tomorrow. Hooray!