First Snowstorm in New York City This Year

Finally a Real Snowstorm in New York City:

We finally have our first snowstorm, Winter Storm Jonas, in New York City this year.  Normally, I like my winters cold with snow on the ground.  I love breathing in the cold air, and I love how quiet it gets when snow starts falling.  Plus, the weather finally feels “normal” to me again for this season.  For those who do not know, we’ve actually had a very mild winter until recently.  Christmas here actually felt like a Spring day.  However, while I love the snow, I wasn’t expecting a snowstorm this big for the first one of the year ;).

I woke up this morning so determined to take pictures but when I walked outside, I stepped in over two feet of snow.  It’s funny how that can kill determination so quickly ;).  The truth is, it was just one of those days where I just did not feel like struggling to walk around, take pictures, and THEN go back and spend a few hours shoveling.  I used to snowboard a lot in Utah, and that’s the first thing that popped in my mind when I took my first few steps in the snow.  It felt like I was in backcountry snow.  I live in outer Brooklyn, so when we get snow, there’s quite a bit of it.  Plus, it’s not like in the city where they shovel it quickly.


↑ Look how high the snow piled up in front of that white SUV.


↑ Kopi loves the snow.

I do have some pics taken with the iPhone and one here that’s taken with my Fuji X-T1 and while they’re nothing special, I thought I would post them.  For those who are affected by this snowstorm, I hope all of you at least enjoyed it a bit this Sunday, and shoveling out of it wasn’t too terrible.  Thanks for stopping by!



2 comments… add one
  • Is that the South Street Seaport in that last pic? That must have been freezing over there being so close to the water. I wanted to go out and take pictures but the high winds killed that idea for me. Not a fan of the wind but the snow was nice.

    • Patrick

      Hi Tina,

      Yes, it was South Street Seaport. The wind is definitely killer. I’m hoping to go out tomorrow to take some pics. According to the weather, it should be warming up a bit :).

      Take care,


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