Hey everyone! How is it going? If you're around this area, you might already be aware that snowstorm Nemo is approaching! I really hope this time everything will be fine, we should all be ready to handle this one. Having that said, I just went out to pack up the fridge and get enough food to hibernate at home and enjoy the beautiful side of the storm from the window.
Even though the snow my might look pretty at first, the dangerous part is the winds. The Huffington Post says: "The National Weather Service issued blizzard and coastal flood warnings from New York to Maine, with a large area covered by a winter storm warning. Forecasts of hazardous winter weather brought words of caution from governments, who urged people not to travel. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights hours in advance of the storm." See the whole article here: link.
This is how my street looks as of Friday afternoon, let's see how it will look after Nemo:
This is pretty cool, you can follow the storm live! See how Manhattan's skyline look real time from the top of the Rockefeller:
Given that everyone will be safe and with no major damages, the worst part of a snowstorm is how nasty the city looks afterwards. Yes, sure, the city looks pretty covered in white. Especially in postcards. However, walking around Manhattan with snow melting down is gross, really gross. It is not white and fluffy, it is grey and dirty and you might need a boat to cross the street... and you better be ready to get your shoes destroyed!
So, let's enjoy it from our windows warm and calmed and appreciate the city while it's pretty. And then we'll deal with the aftermath of Nemo. Please everyone be safe!! Berkeley students remember that the campus will remain closed for the whole day on Saturday and that classes are cancelled. Check your Berkalerts for further information! Thanks for reading and see you soon!