Watch Snowstorm Juno Pass Through Midtown Manhattan in 56 Seconds
Watch 24 hours of footage taken in Midtown Manhattan during the big storm
The weather reports were ominous – a huge storm was heading towards New York City and up to three feet of snow could be expected. There would be no subway service, flights were canceled and the city’s bridges were closed. All signs pointed to a bonafide #snowpocalypse.
So naturally, I did what any nerd would do. I grabbed a GoPro, searched for the perfect view outside the PEOPLE offices in midtown Manhattan and at 11 a.m. ET Monday morning, I set the camera to take a photo every 10 seconds. Snowstorm Juno was going to be epic (only the most intense storms get names, after all) and there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to capture the perfect time-lapse video of Sixth Avenue, including Radio City Music Hall, during the big event.
Twenty-four hours later – well, Juno produced a mere 8 inches (at most!) in parts of Manhattan, while the rest of the Northeast was getting clobbered. But I packed on layers of snow clothes anyway, trudged to the office and crossed my fingers, hoping my camera’s memory card didn’t fill up.
Low and behold, technology did not fail me! At 11 a.m. Tuesday morning the camera was still running. Sure, Juno wasn’t the Storm of the Century we were initially expecting, but that’s okay. The video turned out really cool. And there’s always the next storm.