We've seen some awesome snow this year in Canada. If you partake in skiing or snowboarding, I'm sure you've been stoked about all the powder out there to shred. 

But not all North American cities handle a snowstorm with as much verve and vigour as Montreal, as was seen in New York City this morning.

City officials decided to close schools yesterday evening in a preemptive safety measure after a projected snowfall threatened to make for a dangerous and difficult commute.

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TL;DR While parts of Quebec have seen over 100cms of snow this winter, New York City has cancelled school today due to a projected 6-8 inches... which is looking more like a wee dusting now.

Despite the projections, it turns out the city really did not get very much snow at all, and people are calling out the officials for their fearful decision.

The picture above, taken this morning, really shows that the city only received a dusting of snow, certainly nothing worth cancelling school over.

Even last night, photos show that the snow was not sticking, as temperatures were not cold enough to keep the white stuff on the ground.

In an effort to keep buses off the roads, officials cancelled school in the city.

While, of course, the decision was with the best of intentions, many people were beyond ticked after it turned out that there was barely any snow to be seen.

Most of these tweets are seemingly coming from New Yorkers themselves!

The city has certainly seen real storms in recent winter history, so it's pretty funny that they are essentially calling out their own officials for being so soft.

I have to interject here and say: be careful what you wish for, New York City!

March is statistically the worst month for intense winter storms, so don't be asking for a blizzard too hard... or you might get what you as for.

The east coast is no stranger to insane winter weather, so often when Montreal gets walloped, New York sees some of it, too. 

And you don't see us ever asking for a blizzard... we know better.

Of course, just like New Yorkers give credit to Wisconsinites for their true snow strength, us  Montrealers must give credit to our northern neighbours.

Like... literally anyone north of us. Or in a city/village that doesn't have the heavy-duty snow-removal systems that we have.

People living in the Territories, I'm looking at you. You are the true winter warriors.

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