We all heard about the big snowfalls that hit. I, too, was worried about what we might bring in. But, I'm happy to say that the predictions were somewhat dramatized, it seems, and the Northeast has escaped with far less snow than expected.
Oh well? That's what often happens with weather forecasting, and I suppose that it is better to over-predict and have people too prepared, than to have them stuck without the necessary supplies.
To put into perspective just how much the over-predictions were, though, check this graphic out! Areas in New England, Boston were still hit hard but NYC and south didn't get as much. I still got quite a bit of snow (20+ inches!) but nothing like I was worried about.