When you’re watching a game on the big screen at a sporting event, the clouds usually hover over the area in front of you, but when you’re in a smaller theater, it’s a different story.
“There’s no cloud,” said Chris Cogdell, senior director of venue operations for Comcast SportsNet New York.
“There’s the weather.”
The problem is, the weather can change, meaning it’s easy to forget you’re there, he added.
“We’ve had some pretty big snow storms and snow storms in the past,” Cogden said.
In the summertime, the biggest blizzard in the history of New York City was blamed on a freak storm that ripped through the city.
The city has seen more than 60 snowstorms and blizzards in the last four years.
“It’s a real big deal when you are out there, especially when it’s really cold,” Cotter said.
“And you’ve got to be prepared for that.”
But even with a good forecast, a blizzard can be devastating, especially if it leaves you stranded.
“The snow is still there,” Cottel said.
But if it’s just a couple of inches or a foot, it can be manageable, he said.
And while you might not feel it, you can still get a glimpse of the snow as it moves across the screen.
The best thing you can do is get the right gear, Cottels said.
The equipment you’ll need include a camera, lights, goggles and a snow shovel.
And be ready to run to the nearest public transportation or taxi if you don’t have a car or bike to share the road.
“You’re going to be on the street with a snow plow or snow blower and your car is going to get a little bit dirty,” Collins said.
Even with the right tools, a stormy night can be dangerous, even in the summer.
“If you don, you could get trapped and hit your head on the hood of a car, or hit your leg on a sidewalk,” Cote said.