A man skis north on Central Park West on Tuesday morning in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, was hit with heavy overnight snow from Winter Storm Juno. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Overnight a blizzard dumped several feet of snow on…not New York City, despite forecasts predicting as much as two feet of snow for the metropolitan area. And therefore, the blizzard is a “bust.”

The dismay at a snow fall forecast that appeared to grossly overreach —  preemptively bring travel to a standstill in several states — explains the defensive tone of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday morning during a press conference.

“The storm in general…was less destructive than predicted so far,” Cuomo said, adding that at least there’s one silver lining to the state’s aggressive response to initially forecast snow totals. “Because the roads were empty, we could actually plow the road,” he said. 

The state has already lifted travel bans put in place in anticipation of blizzard conditions. And the New York subway system, shut down overnight, will be up and running soon.

The snow “bust” outrage reached into western Connecticut. Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton tweeted overnight that “pigs have not flown” in his region of the state. And by pigs, he means a forecast potential for as much as three feet of snow (Danbury had well under a foot of snow as of the morning). “The models meant a bust for most of CT. 30“? That would be a once in a lifetime deal. Way too much hype,” he added, noting that “Eastern Connecticut will be digging out for a while.”

Which brings us to the other part of the story. Most of that snow that missed New York and the Parts of Connecticut That New Yorkers Care About still fell to the ground, deeper into New England. And the storm is still happening. 

As of early Tuesday morning, unofficial observations from the National Weather Service showed 25 inches of snow on the ground for some parts of Worcester County in central Massachusetts, with totals elsewhere in the state approaching the 2-foot mark. It’s a similar story in eastern Connecticut, with NWS snow totals already well over a foot, and more to come. And, parts of eastern Long Island are waking up to snow on Tuesday, too. Lots of it. 

Anyway, whether you’re snowed in or headed in to work today on those nice, plowed roads, it’s probably a good idea to take a break from Twitter until New York City finishes being mad.