(Video via instagram user AlwaysBeenMad)
Yes. Your eyeballs, your weather apps, and the frenzied squeakings of everyone on every social media site may be believed: it’s snowing. In Central Park, the rain changed to snow around 6:40 a.m. The weather forecast calls for light snow in every borough this morning and a high of around 41 degrees in Manhattan.
Here in Cobble Hill, where one-fourth of your blogging team wakes up, the snow looks more like mist, settling gently on the trash bags and the Buick-sized strollers filled with children named Milo and Olivia. All over the city, people are losing their minds:
❄️ITS SNOWING IN NEW YORK OMG THIS IS AMAZING IM A SNOW VIRGIN❄️
— Sam Faubert (@samfaubert) November 12, 2013
It’s not even 9 a.m., and hundreds of photos and videos and pixelated words have been created about this momentous snow-event:
— johnnygodzilla (@johngodzilla) November 12, 2013
Some people are vowing revenge if the snow gets anywhere near them:
Snow better not come to queens
— JALEEL (@MellowRebel_) November 12, 2013
It’s also snowing in Coney Island, where Tom’s appears to already have an inflatable Santa set up. Too early, Tom’s.
And even the city’s cats can’t look away:
Photo: Lucy is memorized by Brooklyn’s first snow. She’s running from window to window. (at house of… http://t.co/spV5LEQd4m
— Nicole K Collins (@kuchness) November 12, 2013
It’ll clear up by this afternoon, but there’s a freeze warning in effect for tonight. All the better to sit inside and edit your first 500 snow photos.