New Jersey hasn’t gotten much snow so far this year, in fact it’s one of the warmest winters on record. We’ve gotten some flurries here and there, but nothing significant or measurable.
And just like us, their neighbor, New Yorkers won’t be sleigh riding through the streets anytime in the near future reports the NY Daily News. Multiple records are about to be broken in the Big Apple due to the lack of measurable snow this winter season.
One of those records is the latest first snow ever recorded during a winter in New York City being broken this week with the city going snowless through today and none in the forecast. Previously, the latest New Yorkers had seen snowfall in the 154 years of record keeping was when it took until January 29, 1973, according to the National Weather Service. In addition, New York City is approaching its longest streak without measurable snow. The news outlet says, “New York has recorded trace amounts of snow this January with a few flakes falling, but the accumulated snowfall never reached a 10th of an inch to meet the “measurable” threshold.” The previous record is 332 days, which occurred from January 19, 2020, to December 15, 2020.
The last time there was measurable snow in New York City was on March 9 of last year, when less than an inch was measured in Central Park. If the city remains snow-free by this Sunday, February 5, that record will be broken.
Current forecasts are not showing measurable snow in the city over the next week.
Upstate New York can’t make the same claim as they’ve gotten plenty white stuff so far. Record-breaking amounts of snow fell just before the Christmas weekend, it claimed the lives of thirty-nine people. The storm, described as the “blizzard of the century” by New York Governor Kathy Hochul, created nearly fifty-two inches of snowfall.
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