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The Skies Above New York Right Now, After Blizzard Of 2015 Downgraded To Junk

Yesterday, New Yorkers were preparing for the Snow Tempest of the Century expected to dump as much as 20 inches of snow in the city, with Snowmageddon 2.0 fears promptly used by Whole Foods stores across Manhattan to clear out all stale inventory. Instead, what New Yorkers got was the proverbial "teapot" with the Blizzard warning ended moments ago after a far less dramatic snowfall took place (or as S&P would downgrade it, straight to Junk if it wasn't afraid of the resultant lawsuits) and according to the latest update from the National Weather Service, total snowfall accumulation at Central Park as of 5:59 am was a paltry 6.3 inches - which in retrospect will make some question mayor de Blasio's repeated "emergency" warnings.

That said, while the #Blizarrdof2015 may have been a dud, it is the skies above New York, some 10,000 feet and above, that is where the real action lies. Or rather doesn't. As this real time snapshot of airplane traffic over New York, not a plan is to be found.

Meanwhile, this is what all the drama was about:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
559 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 6
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                       SNOWFALL           OF
                      /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
   DARIEN                 5.8   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   NORWALK                5.0   200 AM  1/27  PUBLIC
   BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT     3.5  1200 AM  1/27  NWS COOP
   DANBURY                3.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   BROOKFIELD             2.1   100 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   HADDAM                 8.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   OLD SAYBROOK           7.5   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT

...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
   NORTH GUILFORD        13.0   400 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MERIDEN                8.5   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   MILFORD                6.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   BEACON FALLS           4.5   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   NEW HAVEN              4.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   WATERBURY              4.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   SOUTHBURY              3.5   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT

...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
   GROTON                 7.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   COLCHESTER             7.0   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT
   NORWICH                6.5   300 AM  1/27  CT DOT

NEW JERSEY

...BERGEN COUNTY...
   BERGENFIELD            2.8  1200 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ESSEX COUNTY...
   NEWARK AIRPORT         3.3   100 AM  1/27  FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

...UNION COUNTY...
   CRANFORD               2.4   145 AM  1/27  PUBLIC

NEW YORK

...KINGS COUNTY...
   RUTLAND PLAZA          4.3   400 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

...NASSAU COUNTY...
   MASSAPEQUA            14.2   427 AM  1/27  PUBLIC

...NEW YORK COUNTY...
   CENTRAL PARK           6.3   100 AM  1/27  CENTRAL PARK ZOO

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   GREENVILLE             3.5   415 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MIDDLETOWN             2.0   100 AM  1/27  PUBLIC

...PUTNAM COUNTY...
   COLD SPRING            2.0   400 AM  1/27  PUBLIC

...QUEENS COUNTY...
   JAMAICA               10.1   315 AM  1/27  PUBLIC
   FOREST HILLS           9.0   500 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NYC/LA GUARDIA         7.6   100 AM  1/27  FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER
   NYC/JFK AIRPORT        5.6   100 AM  1/27  FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
   ISLIP AIRPORT         18.2   500 AM  1/27  FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER
   FLANDERS              16.0   400 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DEER PARK             16.0   530 AM  1/27  PUBLIC
   UPTON                 15.0   500 AM  1/27  NWS OFFICE
   TERRYVILLE             8.4   330 AM  1/27  AMATEUR RADIO
   SMITHTOWN              5.0  1200 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   OLD FIELD              3.0  1254 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER

$$