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January 26-27 blizzard pictures January 28, 2015

Posted by Mike C. in News, Personal, Photography, Weather.
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The first major storm of this winter hit Long Island from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon. It was shaping up to be a catastrophic blizzard with snowfall amounts near three feet. But Nassau County was spared the worst, with amounts averaging to a foot and a half on the east side of the county and less than a foot on the west side. Like with the February 2013 blizzard, Suffolk County got more snow, especially on the East End. New England got what I feared we would get: two to three feet of snow. It makes me feel bad that my area was spared the worst.

What follows is a photographic timeline from the first of the storm’s effects to the last of them.

January 26:
9:23 AM:
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12:26 PM:
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3:56 PM:
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7:02 PM:
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About a half hour later, I went outside to shovel what had fallen so far. I only shoveled the front end of the driveway. At the time, I assumed I would have another two feet to shovel the next day.

8:03 PM:
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11:16 PM:
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As the night progressed, computer forecast models pushed the storm further and further east, which meant less snow by us.

January 27:
9:38 AM:
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Judging by the snowfall total for nearby Seaford (16.6 inches) and Massapequa (17.8 inches), I figure there was about 15 inches in Wantagh.

10:26 AM:
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12:20 PM:
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2:37 PM, after about 85 minutes of shoveling:
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The shoveling was a team effort between me and my parents. We shoveled the driveway, including the curb, and I shoveled a path to the oil tank cap on the side of the house. I thought about shoveling the sidewalk, but my dad talked me out of that. I saved that for the next day.

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January 28:
1:53 PM:
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I kept my word and shoveled the sidewalk, but only as far as the property line. My neighbor took care of his side.

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A clipper is set to drop a quick inch or less tomorrow night. We may or may not have another winter storm Super Bowl Sunday night into Monday. If you don’t see a recap titled “February 1-2 winter storm/blizzard,” then the storm missed us to the south, as is currently forecast. I hope that’s the case.

2/3 UPDATE: It wasn’t the case. We got it.

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