I got an email from someone who used to live in New York City asking me about the "crazy weather." To which I replied, "Crazy weather? You mean winter. Remember back when you lived here? It wasn't unusual for the media to over-hype snow/blizzards."
The question is do you think the storm is being overhyped?
My answer: It's going to be a bad storm, yes. It's going to be a blizzard. But NYC looks to get less snow than other places. And it is going to be overnight into a Saturday - the most convenient time to have a blizzard that I can think of.
I remember my first year at MIT, walking over the Mass Ave bridge to get to school. The snow was mid-thigh deep one day. Just an average day. I don't know how hyped that storm was, as I couldn't afford a TV at the time