Mother Nature’s belated April Fool’s joke on New York City brought more than 6 inches of snow to many areas of northeast Queens on Monday morning.
Whitestone and Bayside had the highest snow totals in the entire borough, according to the National Weather Service. As of 9:15 a.m. on April 2, Whitestone recorded 6.4 inches of snow, while as of 9:40 a.m., observers in Bayside reported 6.2 inches on the ground.
Other areas of Queens feeling the brunt of the spring snowfall included Rego Park (4.6 inches), Astoria (5.4 inches) and LaGuardia Airport (5.5 inches).
Monday’s snowstorm made the morning commute messy for residents all over the borough. It also ruined Opening Day for New York Yankees fans, as the Bronx Bombers were forced to postpone their 2018 home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays until Tuesday afternoon.
The Mets, meanwhile, also had to postpone tonight’s scheduled game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field; they’ll make it up on July 9 as part of a single-admission doubleheader.
The good news, however, is that the sun’s out and the snow’s already begun to melt. It’ll likely be gone over the next several days, as temperatures are forecast to climb toward a more seasonable degree, accompanied by April (rain) showers that bring May flowers.