Sunday, February 12, 2006
I've seen three blizzards in the past four years in New York. Why is it that they've all happened on weekends? I'd like to get a day off work for snow just once. In 2003 there was a blizzard over President's Day weekend. Last January we had a big snowstorm on a Saturday afternoon. And this time the snow started on Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning. We were supposed to get about a foot of snow in the city. Instead, at noon the measured snowfall in Central Park was 22.6 inches, the second-highest amount of snow ever. I went for a walk this afternoon and took my camera along. I walked over to Carl Schurz Park and saw lots of kids sledding and making snowmen, and took some serene pictures of the park and Gracie Mansion. You can see my photos in this Flickr set.