It looks like we’re lacking one thing — one thing white that we often see this time of 12 months.
Proper, it is known as snow. We virtually forgot.
In a winter that has seen components of the nation walloped by historic snowstorms, together with different areas of the Empire State, New York Metropolis has been notably bereft of the white stuff. Bereft is perhaps too mild a time period, contemplating we have not seen any measurable snow in any respect up to now — and we’re about three weeks into the season already.
When will we get snow? Not this week — and certain not subsequent week both, judging by town’s prolonged forecast. (Obtenga todos los detalles en español aquí.)
When was the final time it took this lengthy to see measurable snowfall within the 5 boroughs? Properly, the newest date New York Metropolis has ever recorded accumulation is Jan. 29. As you see above, we’re not anticipated to get any, given well-above-freezing temperatures, by way of subsequent Thursday not less than.
And if we make it that far, to Jan. 19, which it appears to be like like we are going to, that will qualify as one of many prime 5 newest dates for a primary measurable snowfall.
The most recent-ever date is Jan. 29, a document set in 1973. So if we make it one other 19 days with no measurable snow, not less than we will discover solace within the reality we’ll tie and even break a document. It’s too far out to precisely predict our probabilities past the 10-day proper now, however we promise we’ll preserve you posted.
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 Weather 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 typical first measurable snowfall within the metropolis is Dec. 7, so we’re already a month behind the typical.
Trying forward, it is not but clear when the primary main — and even notable — snowfall of this winter will hit NYC.
In accordance to the Local weather Prediction Middle, it is potential we are going to see above-normal temperatures by way of the remainder of the month. The identical fashions aren’t fairly definitive on what’s in retailer when it comes to precipitation.