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The first major snowstorm of the season is about to hit New York

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

We tried to hide, but with the vengeance of a thousand angry Liam Neesons, winter has finally found us. 

Once you factor in wind chill, the temperature in New York is hovering in the single digits today. (Something you probably already know if you’ve stepped outside over the last 24 hours not swaddled in the carcass of a large wildebeest.) Remember the tropical paradise that was Christmas? That was nice. 

If you’re not one of the Central Park penguins, there’s at least some good news coming later this week. Temperatures will be back up in the 30s from Wednesday to Friday, with the sun out and shining on Thursday. But starting late Friday afternoon, we’re in for our first major snowstorm of the season. Goodbye cool winter sunglasses, hello sad winter boots.

Current models are predicting anywhere from 5-12 inches of snow for the New York City area from the storm, which could last as long as 24 hours. To put that in context, we’ve only had about half an inch of snow this entire year so far.

So… you might want to start planning your weekend movie marathon now.

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