Though experts forecast a frosty, slushy winter for NYC, Central Park still holds the longest consecutive day streak without at least 1″ of snow in history.
Central Park hasn’t seen 1″ or more of snow in 651 days—that’s nearly two years. The previous record set was 383 days. The last snowfall in Central Park that was greater than 1″ of snow occurred on February 13th, 2022. That day, 1.6″ fell over the park.
Last year, New Yorkers experienced what felt like one of the mildest winters in ages. In fact, it broke a 50-year-old record from 1973 for the latest measurable snowfall. NYC didn’t see measurable snowfall until February 2023. That means there was no White Christmas—though we can still hold out hope for this year with the first snow expected to fall in December.
And even though NYC did break the latest measurable snowfall observed in the last five decades, it did not manage to surpass the 1″ record. Coming up shy on both February 27th and 28th in 2023, both days only saw 0.9″ of snow in Central Park.
Central Park first began keeping track of its snowfall in 1869. You can explore the last 154 years of data (monthly and annually) here.
Looking ahead, the record for the longest consecutive days without 1″ of snow is expected to continue with no snowfall forecasted in the next 10 days.