I’ve lived in NYC long enough to have experienced Hurricane Irene, that one mini earthquake in lower Manhattan, Hurricane Sandy, and now, the latest storm weather outlets deemed as apocalyptic, snowstorm Juno. As a Manhattan resident, I heard it all from “Prepare for something worse than we’ve ever seen before” to “roads will be treacherous” to “go out and go your provisions NOW,” but I couldn’t and still can’t help but roll my eyes. I don’t know if the media took this story by storm (hehe) because it’s New York City and eyes seem to always be on New York City, or because media outlets simply love to squeeze as much ad revenue as possible by making the public fearful and thus tuning in to their TVs and newspapers. Probably both.
Before we get too far, I try not to hate much on meteorologists because I know they spend their entire career probably getting 95% of the weather correct and never getting any appreciation, but the one time they get it wrong, people be hatin’, so at least before I hate, let me thank all the meteorologists for getting the weather right most of the time.
Now back to my hating: I’m from Indiana where a prospected snowfall 2-4 feet is not something “apocalyptic.” 2-4 feet means you are a little more careful on the road, and that you should start finding your snow gear and pulling down your sleds from the attic. Apocalyptic is the last adjective I would use for such a storm.
So on this Tuesday afternoon, I took a walk around Manhattan to catch a glimpse of the aftermath of what was supposed to be NYC’s most historical storm ever.
OH MY GOD! GET READY!
ALL OF THIS SNOW!!!
WHAT? PEOPLE HAD SO MUCH SNOW THEY HAD TO SHOVEL THEIR WINDSHIELDS!?
OH MY GOD! SLIPPERY STOOPS! WATCH OUT BROWNSTONE RESIDENTS!
LUXURY BUILDINGS HAD TO DEAL WITH SNOW IN FRONT OF THEIR BUILDINGS!
CARS SNOWED IN. THEY MIGHT HAVE TO SHOVEL THEMSELVES OUT! WHAAAT!
MESSENGERS WON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR BIKES WHICH MEANS NO SEAMLESS OR GRUBHUB! HOW WILL WE EVER GET FOOD?
OH NO! AND NOW MANHATTAN BUILDINGS ARE ALL CUTE AND STUFF.HOW ARE WE GOING TO KEEP THE ROADS CLEAR FROM ALL OF THE SNOW?BUT REALLY THOUGH, ON A SERIOUS NOTE, THIS IS THE WORST. THE SLUSH PUDDLES NEAR THE SIDEWALKS, FORCING YOU TO WALK HALFWAY DOWN THE BLOCK TO CROSS THE STREET.
I just don’t know if I can go through another storm this brutal! How did you cope with the 2015 Snowmageddon?