There is no snow at all in New York this year: the period without winter precipitation was the longest in 50 years
New York City hasn't seen snow at all this winter. On January 29, the city set a record for the longest snowless season in 50 years. New York Post.
The last record first snow fell on January 29, 1973. And we beat him this year.
In order for the snow to create a cover, not only the precipitation itself is necessary, but also sufficiently cold air. And the city has yet to experience optimal conditions this winter - even after several winter storms swept through the region last week.
“The New York winter has been very, very, very mild this season. This winter has been just unseasonably warm, meteorologist Christopher Tate said. “In the times when we had moisture, it was too warm, except for three times when there were storms this season.”
The last time there was noticeable snow in New York City was 326 days ago, on March 9, 2022. Usually the first tangible snow falls in the city in mid-December. Last year it fell on Christmas Eve.
Meteorologists consider everything to be noticeable snow, even if it's only a tenth of an inch.
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The lack of snow is not unique to New York
Cities along I-95, such as Philadelphia and Boston, are also experiencing snow shortages. Recent gale-force winds have brought snow to parts of the interior of the Northeast, but also pulled warm air to I-95, resulting in rain instead of snow.
But winter is not going to leave.
Despite the apparent lack of snow, the snowiest month in New York, according to the Weather Channel, is February. And this means that in the coming weeks a snowstorm may begin in the Big Apple.
“There are some very early indications that there might be something at the end of this week or early next,” Tate said. “But I wouldn’t bet any money on it just yet.”