Latest snowfall measurement in Lower Manhattan: 16-inches

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Snow at 16 inches car a 1-23-2016January 23, 2016 (8:00 PM)- At 3:30 PM, there were only 8-inches of snow on the ground, which surprised (and angered for some reason) many viewers. Now, five hours later, there is approximately double that amount, or 16-inches.

The storm front has stalled right over New York City. This has now become a remarkable snowstorm, but it is not a blizzard. Blizzards are defined by high winds (35-MPH sustained).

It is not merely semantics to define this as a storm rather than a blizzard. If this were a Nor’easter with high winds, drifting would make the roads much more perilous, power lines would be down more than they are now, coastal flooding would be greater, etc.

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