New York Metropolis is experiencing its fourth-longest period with no measurable snowfall — and is on observe to interrupt a file set in 1871 for the latest-arriving snow of the season, in accordance with the Nationwide Climate Service.
Manhattan’s Central Park has been with out measurable snowfall — 0.1 inches or extra — for 313 days as of the starting of this week, the company mentioned in an electronic mail Tuesday. The longest period with out snowfall ended on Dec. 15, 2020, after 332 days.
Though New Yorkers could have observed gentle dusting this weekend, these flurries don’t depend, in accordance with John Cristantello, a lead meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service.
“You really can’t even measure it as we typically measure it on the snow boards. It hasn’t even been a tenth of an inch,” he said.
There are no signs that the streak will be broken in the city within the next seven days.
“It looks like any precipitation that we do get — at least over the next seven days — looks like it’s going to be rain,” Cristantello mentioned.
New York can be fast-approaching the file for the latest-recorded snowfall in Central Park’s historical past — Jan. 29, 1973. The second newest snowfall was recorded on Jan. 21, 1871, when 0.4 inches of snow collected over Central Park, is dealing with the extra imminent risk of being damaged, ought to present situations persist.
“There have been a handful of times since the 1800s that we’ve had our first measurable snow this late in the season,” Garett Argianas, a public radio meteorologist, mentioned. “It has occurred before, but typically at this point, we would have had some kind of snow.”
Winter temperatures have additionally been delicate, with this January rating Central Park’s third-mildest since NWS began maintaining information. The imply temperature from Jan. 1 to Jan. 16 has been 43.9 levels Fahrenheit, almost 10 levels above the common for this time of yr.
New York is certainly one of a number of main northeastern cities experiencing a protracted absence of measurable snow, simply as California faces an onslaught of flooding and mudslides introduced by a deluge of rain.
New York state was battered by a combination of extreme climate situations heading into the vacation weekend in December, with locations like Buffalo seeing the worst winter storm in many years. However downstate, New York Metropolis didn’t amass any measurable snowfall, although it noticed a harmful swing in temperatures that at their lowest level landed properly beneath freezing.
“Short of that one shot of cold around Christmas time, temperatures have largely been above normal,” Argianas mentioned.