• The storm brought only seven inches of snow to New York City, far less than expected.
• But north and west of the city and in New England, it was another story. Up to 30 inches fell along the New York-Pennsylvania border.
• Aboveground subway service and limited Metro-North service were restored around 6 p.m.
• At least 200,000 homes lost power across the Northeast.
New York City is spared the worst …
On Monday, forecasters predicted up to 20 inches in the city, a storm that would have rivaled the Blizzard of 1888.
But this storm tracked closer to the coast, bringing in warmer air. By mid-afternoon, so much of the precipitation had fallen in the form of sleet and freezing rain that only seven inches of snow was recorded in Central Park.