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November 2017 Was A Relatively Tranquil Weather Month
December Weather Recap - 2017 Ends With Harsh Cold Wave

The Magic & Beauty of the Season's First Snowfall

Washington square at night in snowOftentimes the first snowfall of the winter is inconsequential, e.g., since 1970 half of first snowfalls have been less than an inch.  Occasionally, however, the first snowfall produces a significant accumulation and transforms the City into a breathtaking winter wonderland.  Such was the case with the first snowfall of the winter of 2017-18 when 4.6" fell on Dec. 9.  What made it extra special was the fact that it fell over the weekend and during the run-up to Christmas.  Every year I think I won't traipse around in the snow taking countless photos, because how different can they be from previous snowfalls of previous winters?  Yet I can't resist the ineffable drawing power of snow, as shown in the photo gallery below.

  

 

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Washington Square Park

 

Tree tops in snow
A curtain of white, looking south on Sixth Ave. in Greenwich Village

 

Redandgreen
Traffic lights, with their green & red lights, serve as giant ornaments at Christmastime, even more so during a snowfall

 

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Washington Square Park

 

Wash park xmas tree
A view of the Washington Square Christmas tree seen through Ai Weiwei's art installation (thru Feb. 2018), titled "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"

 

Wrought iron covered with snow
Snow has a softening effect on wrought iron fences

 

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Because Washington Square Park is just two blocks from my apartment  it's often where I start my picture taking

 

Snowflakes and flag
Giant illuminated snowflakes on Varick Street looked a little less out of place

 

Snow and lamplight
Brings to mind an illustration by Currier & Ives

  

Father demo square
White lights form a tree over the fountain in Father Demo Square (corner of Bleecker St. and Sixth Ave.)

 

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The snow-laden Christmas tree in Washington Square Park

 

North square
North Square Restaurant sits on the northwest corner of Washington Square Park

 

Barrow street-first snow
A streetlight illuminates tree branches laden with snow and leaves (Barrow St.)


 

Photo Gallery from Winter 2017

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