Aftermath of Record-breaking Snowstorm in New York City and Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2016


Photographer: Dorothy Hall (left) and Will Wright (right)
Summary Author: Jim Foster

The photos above show what was left behind following the record-breaking snowstorm of January 22-24 along the Middle Atlantic coast of the eastern U.S. At left is a picture of a community just outside Washington, D.C (North Bethesda, Maryland), and at right is a street scene from 9th Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Significant snow fell from Georgia to New England during this powerful east coast storm, classified as a Category 4 storm on the Regional Snowfall Index. Several major cities including Baltimore (BWI Airport), Maryland (29.2 in or 74 cm), and New York City (at JFK International Airport), New York (30.5 in or 77 cm) broke their all-time snowfall record; in both of these cities records go back more than 150 years.

Unlike February 2010 when a storm of similar magnitude to this one was followed by a blizzard just a few days later, fortunately, the weather following last week's storm has been relatively tranquil, allowing the huge snowpack to melt gradually and for cleanup to proceed without major interruptions.

Photo Details: Left - Camera Maker: Apple; Camera Model: iPhone 5s; Focal Length: 4.1mm (35mm equivalent: 30mm); Aperture: ƒ/2.2; Exposure Time: 0.0083 s (1/120); ISO equiv: 50. Right - Camera Maker: Apple; Camera Model: iPhone 5c; Focal Length: 4.1mm (35mm equivalent: 44mm); Aperture: ƒ/2.4; Exposure Time: 0.0007 s (1/1506); ISO equiv: 50.