February 4, 2019

A Snow Squall at the Farm

More erratic winter weather is on the way - this week, temperatures are expected to reach near 60-degrees Fahrenheit here in the Northeast.

Last week, a snow squall whipped through the New York City tristate region. A snow squall, or whiteout, is a sudden moderately heavy snow fall with blowing snow and strong, gusty surface winds. This type of storm is similar to a blizzard but doesn’t last nearly as long, and snow accumulations are not always significant.

If you follow my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen some of the snow squall images I took from my New York City office - the squall lasted just about 15 to 20 minutes, and then all was calm. Here are some photos taken before, during and after the squall at my farm - enjoy.