Cajun Tomato’s NYC 100 is a periodic series chronicling my experiences and observations as a New Yorker. Post No. 49 looks back on The Blizzard of 2015 That Wasn’t. It’s worth noting the blizzard delivered as advertised across the Northeast, just not in NYC.
The Blizzard of 2015 That Wasn’t came and went, it seemed, in a New York City minute. One day after professional weather guessers and election winners warned this could be The Big One snow, not SNOW!, sat meekly on curbs across the city. Just one day earlier Mayor Bill de Blasio cited meterologists in declaring this storm had the potential to rival, or even eclipse, the worst snowfalls in city history, with up to three feet of snow accumulating over two days. The blizzard delivered its predicted brunt instead to Long Island and areas of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire – aka areas the NYC-based national media does not shit bricks over. In all, cities in six states recorded over a foot of snow, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard everywhere but NYC, it turned out.