In a winter that is socked components of the nation in history-making snow storms, New York Metropolis nonetheless hasn’t seen any measurable snowfall this winter.
It is an incidence that isn’t completely unheard-of; in 1973 the metropolis did not have any vital accumulation till Jan. 29. And with no vital snowfall in the prolonged forecast, there’s an opportunity NYC units a brand new report for contemporary snowfall.
Sure, we have technically seen snow flakes this season. However the metropolis has solely recorded hint quantities, typically combined in with rain showers — as was the case once more in a single day into Monday morning.
Last winter, Central Park recorded its first measurable snowfall on Dec. 23, though it was solely .2 inches. We’re already greater than two weeks behind that and greater than a month behind the common first snow (Dec. 7).
Not solely is the lack of snowfall abysmal in comparison with what got here down final yr, but it surely’s down from the common for the month of December and first week of January.
The Nationwide Climate Service crunched the numbers for the roughly five-week interval and located final yr almost matched the common six inches accrued at Central Park.
Wanting forward, it isn’t but clear when the first main snowfall of winter will strike.
In line with the Local weather Prediction Middle, it is potential we are going to see above regular temperatures by the remainder of the month. The identical fashions aren’t fairly definitive on what’s in retailer by way of precipitation.