New York February 17, 2017
A Massive Blizzard Blanketed New York In Snow In 2010 And It Will Never Be Forgotten
Living in the upper right hand corner of the United States means that our residents are no strangers to harsh winter weather and mass amounts of snow. It wasn’t too long ago that we were reminiscing over New York’s insane
Snowvember Storm that hit the city of Buffalo in 2014, but do you also recall when the North American Christmas Blizzard of 2010 struck the Big Apple?
Affecting a handful of locations within in the United States, this historic blizzard was the belated Christmas gift that nobody asked for.
The storm's power was greatly underestimated until about 24 hours before it hit New York, leaving the city unprepared for what was about to come.
On December 27th, 2010 the epic nor'easter blanketed New York in snow and became one of our most historic storms.
Thousands of residents were stuck on thruways and roads throughout New York and Staten Island, while others were trapped inside of trains for several hours.
Since it was right after the holiday, Sanitation Departments were left short staffed and found themselves struggling to clear out all of the snow.
Our residents out on Long Island and in other surrounding areas were able to witness the intense winds that were gusting through the city at 35 MPH, blowing unbelievable amounts of snow all over the place.
By Monday December 29th, the storm had finally calmed down, leaving areas of New York hit with anywhere from 12 to 32 inches of snow.
By Monday Central Park had seen 20 inches of snow, making it the 6th worst blizzard in New York's history since the National Weather Station began keeping track back in 1869.
New York wasn't the only state greatly affected by the North American Blizzard, from North Carolina up to Maine our East Coast states found themselves buried in snow. Hundreds of cars, buses and trains were left stuck in the snow, leaving the streets flooded with snow-covered cars and abandoned snow plows. New York was left looking like a post-apocalyptic scene that took place in the dead of winter, leaving our residents more than pleased when the storm finally passed and let us get back to celebrating the holiday season.
Do you remember when this winter storm hit? If you’re a longtime resident of the Empire State then you also probably remember the
Terrifying, Deadly Storm That Struck Western New York In 1977 That No One Saw Coming!