(George Washington Bridge from the Palisades)
Wednesday Snow before 4pm, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet. High near 37. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Breezy, with an east wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Wednesday Night Rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet before 10pm, then a chance of snow between 10pm and 4am. Low around 32. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect:
DSNYC is on Snow Alert:
The NYC Dept. of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for Tues., March 6, 2018 at 10 p.m. ❄️ Snow fighting equipment will be ready for the winter weather. ❄️ More: https://t.co/l8DmB9WM0y pic.twitter.com/PkHsXKu9SQ— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) March 6, 2018
And of course alternate-side parking is suspended:
If you're out, watch for sanitation vehicles, because there will be a lot of 'em:
DSNY snow prep: There will be 2,400 workers on 12 hour shifts; nearly 700 salt spreaders are loaded & ready to roll; 1,500 plows dispatched once two inches of snow has accumulated; normal trash/recycling collections now scheduled, but may be delayed depending on snowfall. pic.twitter.com/prMoawyv3y— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) March 6, 2018
Meanwhile, the streets were just a little bit safer yesterday thanks to
de Blasio's promise to redouble of his Vision Zero efforts traffic agents giving out $50 tickets to people on bikes wearing headphones:
It's comforting that we're penalizing people for relatively innocuous behavior yet the Brooklyn DA has still not charged Dorothy Bruns:
Seizures struck the driver at the time of the deadly crash, according to a law-enforcement source, who said the medical condition is investigators’ best explanation for the carnage.
So these were seizures too?
I thought she was trying to avoid hitting a car:
Dorothy Bruns, 44, told cops she was trying to avoid hitting a car and swerved out of the way. She remembers waking up behind the wheel but was unaware that she had hit anyone. Police sources said Bruns would not be held and was free to go, at least for now.
Well at least they've suspended her license:
The authorities have suspended the license of the driver in a fatal Brooklyn crash that killed two children and critically injured @RuthieAnnMiles, per @bradlander who says an NYPD official told him of the suspension.— J. David Goodman (@jdavidgoodman) March 6, 2018
No charges at this point however.
And at least the mayor acknowledged yesterday's rally:
At about 8:45 a.m., de Blasio rounded the corner in a gray hoodie. The NYPD had been keeping a sidewalk path open between the protesters and the media. De Blasio walked down the concrete aisle, nodding to a few people on either side. The crowd, previously buzzing from Gordon’s speech, grew suddenly quiet. The TV camerapeople ran and photographers snapped, but the gathered protesters remained still.
Then came a male voice, directed at de Blasio: “DO SOMETHING.”
“We need you to do something, mayor!” came another.
Nevertheless, it would be good to see fewer resources squandered on ticketing people in headphones (and confiscating ebikes) and more lavished on saving us from giant trucks:
Finally, here's something exciting:
This is good news indeed, as this section of the Greenway is virtually unrideable at night now due to both the darkness and the glare of oncoming headlights.
It may also be unrideable depending on what happens with this storm, but that's another story.