The late-season winter storm that smacked the northeast this week left some inland areas buried in snow and a group of innocent commuters awash in the white stuff.
In this video from Rhinecliff, N.Y., riders are waiting for their train on Wednesday when the unexpected happens.
The estimated 2 feet of snow that had accumulated on the tracks ends up in their faces.
The man who took the video, Craig Oleszewski, told NBC, New York, Channel 4 that the train appeared to overshoot the platform.
“Another witness said some people were knocked to the ground,” Channel 4 reported.
There was some criticism this week about the forecast for this storm, which didn’t have the kind of snowfall in major eastern cities that was originally predicted.
New York City was forecast originally to get 18 to 24 inches. About 7 inches fell with a mix of sleet and rain.
This morning on The Weather Channel, hosts Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams asked Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Prediction Center in suburban Maryland, whether the criticism was warranted.
“The atmosphere is full of mystery leading up to an event like this one and when it gets down to forecasting it, you’re not dealing with a full deck. Mother Naure holds back a card or two,” Carbin said.