What Blizzard Jonas really looked like

I think weather reporters everywhere can agree that Blizzard Jonas lived up to their expectations of burying the East Coast in snow. In the middle of the city, we reached 26.8 inches of snowfall, while Jackson Heights, Queens got 34 inches, and our neighbors in New Jersey and Yonkers measured 39 and 20.5 inches, respectively, reports the National Weather Service.

No matter which measuring stick you used, we got a lot of snow, to put it mildly. You read about that snowfall online and watched the news footage. But Blizzard Jonas may have actually looked different depending on where you live in New York City. And since I know many of our applicants aren’t from around here, I thought it would be nice to share with all of you what Blizzard Jonas looked like in our respective backyards. Here are a few photos from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid staff and program assistants.

At around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Blizzard Jonas was in full force. Look at the size of those snowflakes!
At around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Blizzard Jonas was in full force. Look at the size of those snowflakes!
[Photo courtesy of Nina Xu | On campus things were just as snowy.]
Photo courtesy of Nina Xu | On campus things were just as snowy.
[Photo courtesy of Nina Xu | On campus things were just as snowy.]
Photo courtesy of Nina Xu | On campus things were just as snowy.

 

Looking up to the sky during a calm moment in the storm.
Looking up to the sky during a calm moment in the storm.
This photo was taken just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Plenty more was to come.
This photo was taken just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Plenty more was to come.
The view from a New Jersey backyard.
The view from a New Jersey backyard.
Thanks to Blizzard Jonas, our financial aid officer, Veronika, built her first snowman in NYC this year! She made the new friend at the Great Lawn in Central Park.
Thanks to Blizzard Jonas, our financial aid officer, Veronika, built her first snowman in NYC this year! She made the new friend at the Great Lawn in Central Park.
Sledding in Riverside Park, NYC.
Sledding in Riverside Park, NYC.
PA Eloy visited campus at night to snap this shot.
PA Eloy visited campus at night to snap this shot.
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Two snow domes on Morningside Campus.
Here's what it looks like from Bronx, NY.
Here’s what it looked like from Bronx, NY.
So this is the view from my window, with the quintessential NYC fireescape. There's a little park across the street. There are cars parked along the side of the street as well. I'll let you figure out where the street and cars actually are under all of that snow.
So this is the view from my window, with the quintessential NYC fire escape. There’s a little park across the street, and cars parked along that side of the street as well. I’ll let you figure out where the street and cars actually are under all of that snow.
Due to all the snow, my cat, Tanzie, can no longer see out the window. It was one sad afternoon for her.
And because it’s the Internet, I’m sharing a photo of my cat! Due to all the snow, Tanzie can no longer see out the window. It was one sad afternoon for her.

[Added at 2:00 p.m.]: Bonus! Student filmmaker Kevin Chiu, SEAS ’17, captured the moment when the blizzard turned campus into a winter wonderland.