This weather reminds me of reading about the Blizzard of 1888. NYC got 22 inches of snow and surrounding areas got as much as like 60 or something. 80 mile an hour winds. At the time it was when most of New York still had all overhead electric cables. Many of them fell and caused deaths, injuries, outages. It was after that storm that the city mandated the power company, then several companies (Safety Electric Light and Power, Edison Electric Illuminating company of Brooklyn, and Brush Electric Light Company among others) to bury the wires in the city.
This was also the Blizzard where Evander Berry Wall was honored the title "King of the Dudes" by reporter Blakely Hall when he "out-dressed" actor Robert "Handsome Bob" Hilliard strolling into Hoffman House bar wearing thigh high patent leather boots.
A lot of neat things happen during storms, I guess?