By Emily Davenport
Several inches of snow fell on New York City during the ongoing Winter Snow Watch.
Areas of the Bronx have accumulated over 10 inches of snow — as of 6:30 a.m. this morning, part of the Woodlawn Heights neighborhood had 10.5 inches of snow. Other areas, such as the Riverdale neighborhood, only had 3 inches of snow as of 8 p.m. last night.
Manhattan saw varying levels of snowfall throughout the county. It is reported by the National Weather Service that Harlem accumulated 3 inches of snow as of 8:30 p.m. last night while Central Park had 6.5 inches as of 1 a.m. today. The southeast section of Greenwich Village had 7.4 inches of snow as of 10 p.m. last night and a section of Washington Heights calculated about 9 inches of fall snow as of 7 a.m. this morning.
Brooklyn saw a lighter amount of snowfall compared to other boroughs. Areas of Flatbush ranged from 3 to 3.7 inches as of last night while Coney Island reached 4 inches as of last night.
Out in Queens, snowfall ranged from lows of 3.5 inches in areas of Jackson Heights to highs of 8 inches in sections of Astoria and Whitestone. As of 4 a.m. this morning, another area of Jackson Heights saw 7.5 inches of snow. As of last night, Ozone Park had 6 inches of snow, Bayside had 5.5 inches, Jamaica had 4.3 inches and Whitestone had 4.2 inches.
As of 1 a.m. today, LaGuardia and JFK airports had 6 inches of snow and 3.8 inches of snow, respectively.
Staten Island saw consistent levels of snowfall, with the northwest Todt Hill gaining 5.3 inches of snow (as of 9:18 p.m. last night). and the northeast area of Todt Hill having 5 inches (as of 11:48 p.m. last night).
The Winter Storm Watch will remain in effect until 1 p.m. this afternoon.
Many New Yorkers posted their snow photos and videos to Twitter welcoming the first snow of the season.
— umay mohamed 🎈 (@umaymohamed) December 17, 2020
— Oscar | evermore (@FalseGod28) December 16, 2020
— Milica Pejanovic (@MilicaPDJ) December 17, 2020
— MikeRoda (@MikeRoda) December 17, 2020
The blizzard continues, although the winds are mild. A kid out sledding. Manhattan looks gorgeous the morning after (or in this case during) a snow storm. Relishing this beauty after over a year. Last winter was snowless. #NYC pic.twitter.com/SxTgd6DPTq
— Gaurav Sabnis 🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@gauravsabnis) December 17, 2020
— elephantLVR (@LvrElephant) December 17, 2020