Surprise, surprise! New Yorkers woke up to up to an inch of snow this morning and temperatures in the low 20's. The storm brewing in the Midwest was not supposed to reach our area until late afternoon, and at that point it was to be mixing with rain. A couple more inches could be in store today before a potentially dangerous ice storm could break out. Of course, forecasters can be wrong like they were last night.
Many of us have gotten used to mild winters here in the city. For those new to New York, generally speaking, if you see a flurry by Thanksgiving, or an accumulating snow before Christmas, it's early. Perhaps a real winter is on it's way.