Though forecasters predicted a possible snowstorm to end NYC’s nearly 700-day snowless streak this past weekend, hopes were crushed after the flurries turned into a wintry mix of primarily rain. Other areas in New York State such as Port Jervis received 13″ of snow due to the storm, however, only 0.2″ of snow were reported in Central Park.
This means that NYC’s snowless streak is still intact, just shy of 700 days—practically two years since the city’s seen snowfall greater than 1″. The last snow in NYC that measured more than 1″ inch fell on February 13, 2022. If you’re curious about the snowfall history for years prior in Central Park, you can explore their data that dates more than a century back here.
Today’s clear and sunny skies will be a brief break from precipitation because come Tuesday, heavy rain and strong winds up to 28mph are expected to sweep the city. Parts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania will be under a flood watch from Tuesday to Wednesday.
“We are also tracking another potentially severe storm system that could bring several inches of rain and possible flooding to some areas of the State starting Tuesday. I have directed State agencies to closely monitor this weather system and they are prepared to provide assistance to our partners at the county level if necessary,” warned Governor Kathy Hochul on Sunday.