Here's how things looked from on high, courtesy of NASA.
Well that was one for the books. January 23, 2016 was a doozy that went by the name of Winter Storm Jonas; a hulking, rambling nor'easter that broke snowfall records from Virginia to Connecticut. Just look at these numbers:
Washington Reagan National airport: Record snowfall of 11.3 inches, breaking the old record of 11.0 in 1935.
BWI Thurgood Marshall airport: Record snowfall of 25.5 inches, breaking the old record of 11.5 in 1935.
Washington Dulles airport: Record snowfall for the day of 22.1 inches.
Richmond, Virginia: Record snowfall of 5.3 inches, breaking the old record of 2.7 inches in 1908.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Record daily snowfall of 26.4 inches, breaking the old one of 9.5 inches in 1982.
Newark, New Jersey: Record snowfall of 27.5 inches, breaking the old record of 4.5 set in 2005.
Central Park, New York: 26.8 inches missed the greatest storm total snowfall by 0.1 inch, but the daily for January 23 of 26.6 inches broke the old one of 24.1 inches in 2006.
JFK airport:: Record snowfall of 30.5 inches, beating the old record of 26 in 2003.
You get the picture. And New York City looked like this on the ground (that's a normally bustling street on the Upper East Side):
And now, just a few days later, most of the snow in New York City has magically disappeared and the high today was 47 degrees. Go figure.