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Pedestrians step carefully along Woodhaven Boulevard between the Long Island Expressway and Hoffman Street, just south of the Queens Center mall, on Friday morning as snow flurries brighten the landscape.
Queens sees a light snowfall 2
Umbrellas and boots were good accessories to have Friday morning.
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Hoffman Park looking crisp and clean, though you might not want to sit down.
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A mail carrier lives up to the Postal Service creed on Alderton Street in Rego Park, while a pedestrian enjoys the benefit of an umbrella.
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A bucolic-looking 62nd Road in Rego Park. Just beyond the bend are Woodhaven Boulevard, Barosa restaurant and, next door, the Queens Chronicle office.
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Dawn in Middle Village: Friday, March 8, 2013.
Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:39 pm
Updated: 11:20 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013.
Queens woke up to a thin blanket of snow Friday morning, nothing like what came down in the last storm but enough to louse up the morning commute on the one hand and beautify unpaved areas on the other.
The city got just a couple inches from a nor'easter, dubbed Saturn by the Weather Channel, which has taken to naming snowstorms the way the government names hurricanes. The snow was heavier farther east on Long Island.
Light snow or a rain-snow mix is expected to keep coming down Friday afternoon, as temperatures hover just above freezing, and the National Weather Service said any additional accumulation in Queens should be less than an inch. The weather is expected to clear up overnight, with sunny skies Saturday. It will also be getting much warmer. Saturday's high is forecast at 45 degrees, Sunday's at 49 and Monday's at 55.
Sunday will only be a 23-hour day, as clocks get turned forward one hour at 2 a.m. for Daylight Saving Time.
— Peter C. Mastrosimone
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:39 pm.
Updated: 11:20 am.