We knew it was predicted that this winter was going to be warmer and dryer than usual–but we didn’t think it would be this mild!
Save for some very light flurries that haven’t lasted pretty long, the snow seems to be passing right over NYC this winter.
However, on January 30th we broke the previous record that stands as the latest measurable snowfall of the season which was back in 1973, with 1.8′ that fell in Central Park on January 29th. Though it was tiny, on the morning of February 1, 2023, NYC measured 0.4″ of snow.
And after Wednesday’s flurries, we’ve finally ended the second-longest snow-free streak in NYC history, according to AccuWeather.
NYC officially made it 329 consecutive days without measurable snowfall. The city was just a matter of days from shattering another record for the longest consecutive streak without snow, which still stands at 332 days.
While other parts of the U.S. have already seen insane amounts of snow–Buffalo, for example, has had not one but two record-breaking snow storms already this winter–alas, NYC stays dry.
By this time last year, we had already received a measurable snowstorm.
And compared to last year when Central Park recorded its first measurable snowfall on December 23, we were more than a month behind schedule, and eight weeks behind schedule when comparing to the average first snowfall date, which is December 7.
As for how the rest of the winter is looking, we’re at a toss up from the Groundhog Day dispute—though, our money’s on Staten Island Chuck. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
On the flip side, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this mild weather before it potentially gets too cold to do so–perhaps at a rooftop bar made entirely of ice!