Janus Through the Eyes of 17 Philadelphia Instagrammers (and One Tweeter)

“Your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker! Off to work.”

As we told you yesterday and this morning, Philadelphians love documenting the snow. Here’s but a sampling of the social awesomeness going on today:

Submit your own favorites in the comments.

“Bridge in Navy Yard. #215 #philly #philadelphia#outdoors #bridges #snowday #snow #wearemelting”

“Here’s my snow pic and what I just opened my door to”

“Enjoy your snow day, Philadelphia! We’re closed today and will reopen for regular hours tomorrow (assuming there’s no more snow!). Stay warm & safe! xoxo!”


“I’m done, let me in!”

“Cold shine #collingswood #newjersey #snow#igers_philly #winter #january”

“Being able to walk to work means I’m the only one in the office, which means I’m blasting Fleetwood Mac and watching snowy Girard Ave.”

“The ice on my window at home this morning is like a landscape of its own. #nofilter”

“Your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker! Off to work.”

“Mornin’ moon o’er Mt Airy #mauleofmtairy#snowmygod”


“Turtle fam.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz PolishBear

    “Janus?” What gives you the impression this snow storm had a name? Since when have snow events EVER had names? Hurricanes and typhoons have names, given to them by the appropriate government agency. Snow storms do NOT have names. The National Weather Service (NWS) hasn’t named the snow, nor has the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Neither the NWS, NOAA, nor anyone I know is referring to this weather system as “Janus.”

    Oh, WAIT A MINUTE. You must be referring to The Weather Channel. Yes, in what can only be described as a shameless, pretentious publicity stunt, they have taken it upon themselves to start naming every snow event that comes along, and in the process they have become a bit of a laughingstock. Who knows? Maybe this summer, when things have started quieting down, they’ll start naming HEAT WAVES!

    It makes you wonder how we ever survived the old days when snow was just called SNOW, not given a cute name by The Weather Channel, which is owned by NBC and not the government. Is it REALLY necessary to pander to their sense of self-importance?

    • Andrew Ball

      This man’s jimmies have reached maximum rustle.