Chasing Ice and Snow In New York City

For a storm chaser, winter can be frustrating. This winter, I've been making the best of it and have been out chasing ice and snow in the outer boroughs whenever possible.  

Yesterday at sunset on Jamaica Bay in the Rockaways was a scene seemingly from the arctic:

Further east, you can see the bay frozen, with a channel cut for barge access to JFK airport:

And back at the head of the bay, it's frozen solid (JFK channel in the distance):

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge had ice flowing out under it yesterday with the tide:

Friday further up the East River, there was lots of pancake ice in the Brooklyn Bridge Park embayments:

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Further up under the Brooklyn Bridge:

Still further up the East River back on January 31, I caught the FDNY fireboat Fire Fighter II at work on the Williamsburg warehouse fire:

And back on January 26, I was out in Coney Island for the big snowstorm bust:

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And back on January 9th I caught a sunset in Coney Island after the snow:

And of course I covered the Idiotarod, full post here.

I posted most of these photos on my Instagram feed, be sure and follow me there, and for my full "best of" storm chasing photo gallery, see my portfolio site at www.johnhuntington.photography (prints available there).

Severe Storm Cancelled Rick Springfield Concert in Montana

Rick Springfield was scheduled to play the Fallon County Fair in Montana on August 16, but his gear was damaged by a storm and he was not able to perform.

At least (apparently) no one was hurt:

(Facebook post embedded above, if that doesn't work try this link).

Oh and there were no reports of tornadoes yesterday in Montana on the 16th, but this certainly was a strong storm, and the SPC shows a report of a wedding tent blown down, also in Fallon, MT (blue dot up by Montana/ND/SD border).

There have been so many of these events that I have a whole category of posts here.