In January 1996, the Northeast experienced some extreme weather. First, there was the blizzard, which began on the morning of January 6 and continued for thirty-seven hours. In New York City, the accumulation of snow came just one inch shy of the amount that fell on the city during the legendary blizzard of 1888.
Hudson was spared the worst of the snowstorm. For us, the memorable weather event came two weeks later, when heavy rain and unseasonably warm temperatures brought on rapid snowmelt. On January 20, an ice jam broke upriver, causing flooding on the Hudson waterfront. John Cody reminded Gossips of that event this morning when he sent me these photographs he had taken at the waterfront that day.
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