What to Know
- Get pleasure from a number of days of extra gentle temperatures (at the least for this time of yr), as a result of we’re about to get a strong Arctic air blast
- Friday’s highs will climb to across the freezing mark, then tumble … and tumble, and tumble. Count on single-digit lows in NYC Saturday, with harmful sub-zero wind chills throughout the metro space; temps rebound Sunday and keep milder for a lot of subsequent week
- Snow stays out of the forecast virtually fully, save for some small snow showers or snowflakes at instances; NYC might set a file for longest snowless streak ever (333 days) if we do not see any of the white stuff by the top of the weekend, and it appears probably we can’t
We actually should not complain about any climate situations, given how gentle a winter it has been to this point. However, boy, it is going to be very tough to not say one thing when the frigid air heading towards New York Metropolis hits your pores and skin this weekend.
The chilly began to maneuver in in a single day, and Tuesday stays chilly, with principally cloudy skies and temps within the higher 30s to low 40s. Wind chills within the 20s had been palpable amid a noticeably colder morning, and whereas some snowflakes (and rain) fell briefly, dry situations are anticipated for the remainder of the day. And no, NYC will not see any accumulating snow, nonetheless.
Temperatures linger within the higher 30s and low 40s by way of Thursday, which is when the plunge begins. Excessive Friday will probably be proper round freezing. Mom Nature turns downright bitter Saturday, with excessive temps anticipated within the low-to-mid 20s for the day and mind-numbing wind chills.
Waking up Saturday, we hope you do not have to be anyplace exterior: Count on single-digit lows within the metropolis, and it’ll really feel like -10. It’s going to ne even colder within the Hudson Valley and Connecticut (-18 in Bridgeport, -21 in Poughkeepsie).
If you happen to do have to go away the home, you should definitely bundle up: It solely takes half-hour (or much less) for frostbite set in on any uncovered pores and skin, and even strolling a number of blocks to a subway station will really feel painful, particularly if going through the wind.
There’s some excellent news: The bitter chilly will not be right here for lengthy. On Sunday, temperatures will climb again as much as the rather more tolerable low 40s as soon as once more, together with the prospect for a little bit of rain.
It’s going to stay pretty nice by way of the early a part of subsequent week, as temps keep within the mid to higher 40s by way of Thursday, with an opportunity of showers coming that day as effectively.
In the meantime, there will not be a drop of precipitation coming whereas the temperatures are so bone-chillingly low. In case you someway have not observed, that is one thing of a pattern this winter.
For the primary time ever (effectively, because the Ulysses S. Grant administration, at the least), Central Park has not seen measurable snow previous to Jan. 30 of a winter season. The earlier latest-ever first measurable snowfall date within the iconic house was Jan. 29, which occurred in the course of the winter of 1972-73, based on Nationwide Climate Service information.
In a winter that has seen components of the nation walloped by historic snowstorms, together with different areas of the Empire State, NYC has been notably bereft of the white stuff. Bereft is likely to be too gentle a time period, contemplating we have not seen any measurable snow in any respect so far — and it is about to be February. What else can we break?
Effectively, there is not any signal of any respectable snow probability for New York Metropolis within the rapid forecast, so our subsequent information to look at embrace:
Longest snowless streak ever: As of Monday, we’re six days away from eclipsing the No. 1 spot. If we make it to 333 days with no measurable NYC snow that is the longest streak ever — and it might lengthen past that, too
Warmest January ever: As of Sunday, we have got the second-warmest January on file. We’re simply three tens of a level from tying it, so we’ll see what occurs by way of Tuesday.
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First Central Park Snow Averages
Sure, we have technically seen snowflakes this season, however hint quantities of snow blended in with rain do not depend for climate information recording functions. (That is not us, that is the Nationwide Climate Service.)
Final winter, Central Park recorded its first measurable snowfall on Dec. 23, though it was solely 0.2 inches (so, you see, “trace” quantities are actually nothing in any respect). The common first measurable snowfall within the metropolis is Dec. 7, so we’re already a month behind the typical.
When taking a look at snowfall totals and temperature information for the area over time, “we’re beginning to see within the final 20 years a constant warming that tells us that there’s a local weather problem right here,” New York state climatologist Mark Wysocki mentioned.
He mentioned of the highest ten listing of lowest snowfall totals measured in Central Park, 5 of them have been within the 2000s, as have 4 of the warmest winter temperatures.