Just a few inches of snow has fallen in Western New York in the past 24 hours.
Just another day in January for us.
And in New York City, the much ballyhooed blizzard known as Juno didn’t produce all that much more. Initial forecasts predicted between 2 and 3 feet.
But as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, a paltry 7.8 inches of snow was on the ground in Central Park, according to reports to the National Weather Service.
In Queens County, where the two major airports are located, 11 inches of snow was reported at Laguardia and 8.6 at JFK. Over in New Jersey, Newark International Airport reported 6 inches.
The highest totals were recorded on Long Island, with Mattituck checking in with 24.8 inches. Islip Airport reported 20.9 inches.
Ledyard Center in Connecticut had that state’s highest total: 15.6 inches.
The storm still is promising to deliver a punch in New England, where more than a foot is on the ground in the Boston area.
“The storm is just really starting to crank up north of that area,” meteorologist Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said Tuesday morning.
That’s for sure.
A ham radio operator in Worcester, Mass., reported 25 inches of snow on the ground as of about 7 a.m. Boston reported 14.5 inches.
Amtrak has suspended rail service north of New York City, while operating on a reduced schedule to points south. Air travel to the East Coast remains all but non-existent, and bus service has been affected, as well.
The Thruway reopened at about 7:40 a.m.
Meanwhile, Western New York will see a little more snow Tuesday – maybe a half-inch at best. “It’s pretty much winding down,” Ansuini said.
Temperatures will rise to between 20 and 25 Tuesday, and, under clearing skies, are expected to drop to between 5 and 10 Tuesday night.
It’s going to be sunny Wednesday, with highs in the lower 20s, Ansuini said. Another system coming through the area Thursday is expected to leave behind 2 to 3 inches of snow by Thursday night.