New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, NY – New Yorkers woke up Sunday to the city’s second major snowstorm in a week — one that’s expected to dump up to seven inches on parts of the city.
The weekend whiteout isn’t nearly as bad as the storm that hit the city last Monday, which buried the city in 17 inches of snow.
The storm was expected to bring four to seven inches by 6 pm Sunday evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark.
But that’s just the beginning of a week of nasty weather.
Tuesday is expected to bring a mix of snow and rain. And on Thursday New Yorkers should also brace for more snow, though the National Weather Service does not yet have an estimate of how much.
Sunday’s storm had far fewer impacts on city life than last week’s.
Most of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments — which were postponed last Monday and Tuesday — remained on schedule, Mayor de Blasio said.
But vaccines were halted Sunday at seven pop-up inoculation sites run by the state, Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday night. COVID-19 tests at seven other state-run locations in New York City and Long Island were also postponed, the governor said.
Schools were also slated to continue in-person learning, which was halted during last week’s storm.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials had a much easier time managing Sunday’s storm than last week’s whammy, which required above-ground subway service to be suspended for 15 hours.
The MTA on Sunday pulled all of its 60-foot articulated buses from service, and instead only ran its shorter 40-foot buses, which were fitted with snow chains to push through the slush. Like in other snowstorms, the fleet reduction caused some reductions in bus service.
Transit officials warned that some above-ground service could still be suspended Sunday depending on the intensity of the storm.
Sunday’s storm could bring the total snowfall in the city for February to more than 20 inches, Stark said. The city saw just under 15 inches for the month entering Sunday, as a few inches of snow from last week’s storm fell in the late hours of Jan 31.
The total is far from the city’s all-time snowfall record for February. That honor goes to 2010, when 36.9 inches of snow fell on the city during the course of the month, Stark said.
- Top Feature Photo: The Brooklyn Bridge Tower is shrouded in snow. New Yorkers woke up on Sunday to the city’s second major snowstorm in a week – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News