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Northeast To Get Historic May Snowfall This Weekend Thanks To Polar Vortex

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Northeast To Get Historic May Snowfall This Weekend Thanks To Polar Vortex

It may be beautiful today, but NYC could see record low temperatures—in the 30s—and snow flurries this weekend.

And yes, it will be in the middle of May.

The National Weather Service announced that a cold front is coming through, and will result in temperatures that will be 15-20 degrees below average this weekend. Part of NYC could even see snow flurries on Saturday, while parts of upstate NY could see anywhere from a dusting to multiple inches.

According to NBC News, the last time New York City has temperatures in the 30s in May was 1978, so it could set a historic low.

The Weather Channel reported that “intensifying low pressure in the Northeast may become a bomb cyclone,” which is “a drop in the storm’s central pressure by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours or less.” This will result in snow in Northern New England as the cyclone “wraps moisture into sufficiently cold air.”

Accuweather shows historic temperatures in NYC according to their records here:

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