So New York City was expecting the worst storm ever with up to 1 metre of snow, except it didn’t quite turn out as bad as that. In spite of the no-show, people still took precautions and stripped supermarket shelves of essentials like water, bread, milk, eggs, etc.
What’s curious about the storm is that it comes soon after the Japanese released a report showing that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Which bolstered claims of global warming. Here’s one report with pretty graphs and even a video.
But of course there are other sides to the coin. For example, here’s a chart of the major snowfalls in the New York area since 1888, when records began: