'Bomb Cyclone' Blasts Across South Fork

On Thursday, a rift appeared along the downtown Montauk beach as snow continued to fall. On Friday, sandbags and concrete pavers were left exposed. T.E. McMorrow

The Thursday snowstorm meteorologists are calling a "bomb cyclone" dumped oodles of snow across the South Fork -- and no, that's not the technical term, but strong winds and deep drifts made for varying depths that were hard to calculate. Snow could be over the knee in places while nearby, blades of frozen grass poked through a just a thin layer of white. 

Here, a few scenes during the storm and in its aftermath Friday, as frigid temperatures and biting winds delivered a different kind of punch. Stay warm out there!

A study in contrast: Shaun Jones checking the lines the Pontos at dock in Montauk on Thursday. At right, cross-country skiers took to the trails of the Bell Estate in Amagansett.Amanda Jones, Judy D'Mello
In Montauk, the Shagwong Tavern remained open throughout the storm.T.E. McMorrow
Snow blanketed the roads on Thursday afternoon as officials urged residents to stay home so that plow crews could clear them.Durell Godfrey
In East Hampton Village, a crew worked to remove two massive piles of snow from the Reutershan parking lot on Friday afternoon.T.E. McMorrow
A 10-foot-tall wall of snow separated the two sides of Main Street in Sag Harbor Friday morning.Carissa Katz
A blasting wind and frigid cold did not deter the sledders on the hill in front of Pierson High School in Sag Harbor on Friday.Carissa Katz
Martell's in Montauk was covered in snow on Thursday.T.E. McMorrow
Clearing a path as the snow continued to fall Thursday afternoon in East HamptonDurell Godfrey