In his aggressive preparations for the ultimately underwhelming weather event, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio warned: "We are facing most likely one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city. Prepare for the worst and we will all be able to get through this."

Aside from a bunch of snow, public transport shut-downs, a travel ban, and subsequent food-delivery obstacles, New Yorkers did "get through this", more or less. Before the unimpressed residents woke up to a disappointing lack of chaos and havoc, many enjoyed The Onion's post NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, for All Will Perish in the Tempest'. DeBlasio gave dramatic reading of the satirical article to reporters yesterday at City Hall:

"This shall be a tempest the likes of which has never been glimpsed by man or beast. Clutch your babes close to your breast and take small comfort in knowing that they will howl for but a few hours before death becalms them forever!"