New York City’s drier, warmer winter set a new record for the longest snow-free season, surpassing the record set by the winter of 1972-1973.
On Sunday, the Big Apple officially passed the record for longest season without measurable snow, with the last snowfall recorded on March 9, 2022.
Other Interstate 95 cities like Boston and Philadelphia also reported drier and warmer-than-normal winters, with the latter no more. Less than a tenth of an inch from November 1st.
Boston saw just over a quarter of the average powder over the same period.
New York City’s drier, warmer winter set a new record for the longest snowless season, surpassing the record set in the winter of 1972-1973.
This photo was taken one year ago on January 29, 2022. The last snowfall in New York City was recorded on March 9, 2022.
It was set to snow in the Big Apple, but gusts of wind turned to rain before it hit the ground in the famous city.
Fox meteorologist Christopher Tate told the New Port Post: “The latest observable snowfall record is today. Clearly, it’s too hot to see anything like snow.” Told.
“The most recent first snowfall on record was January 29, 1973, and we’re going to break that today because we don’t see snow today,” Tate said.
For it to snow, the air must be cold enough for precipitation to turn into snow.
New York City has yet to experience such a situation this year.
“It’s been a very, very, very mild winter for New York City this season. It’s been unseasonably warm so far this winter,” said Tate.
It’s an unseasonably dry season for the Big Apple
No measurable snow as of January 29
This is a clear change from the typical weather conditions in the city.
“Apart from three storms this season, the wet season was too hot to support anything,” he continued.
According to the Weather Channel, New York City last saw measurable snow on March 9, 2022.
For the Big Apple, which usually suffers around mid-December, this is quite unusual.
According to the National Weather Service, measurable snow is considered more than one-tenth of an inch.
But New York City may finally get some snow next month.
February is usually the snowiest month in the city.
“There are some very early indications that something could happen this weekend or early next week,” Tate said.
Fox meteorologists say early signs point to possible snow in February
February is traditionally the snowiest season in the Big Apple
New York City without snow this week.The city saw its first rainstorm of the season on Wednesday
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Outside of New York City, cities above and below Interstate 95 (which runs from Maine to Florida) have also had no measurable snowfall so far this winter.
Along with Boston and Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Baltimore, Maryland, we’ve had very little snow this season.
Newark, NJ has moved only a tenth of an inch so far.
Boston has seen about 7 inches of snowfall since November, well below its 30-year average of about 24 inches.
The problem is also affecting ski resorts in the Northeast.
What is commonly considered the “peak season” of the ski season in states such as Maine and Vermont has been shivered by rising temperatures.
“It hasn’t been cold enough for many ski resorts to have snow effectively these days,” Spencer Spellman, Senior Editor of On the Snow, told Fox Weather.
Baltimore and Washington also tend to see snowfall by mid-December, but due to their more southern location, late-season snowfall is more common. Neither of the two cities had snow until February.
The last time Philadelphia was ever gone was February 3rd, except for the winter of 1972-73, when there was no measurable snow.
Snowfall is also unseasonably low in upstate New York.
Syracuse—usually one of the snowiest cities in the country—had 24 inches of precipitation this winter, three feet less than the average for this time of the winter.
By mid-January, Rochester had seen just 15 inches, well below the 50 inches normally seen.
Martin Haslinger clears snow from front of Buffalo home in December
But in nearby Buffalo, record snowfall hits the city year-round.
More than 100 inches of snow fell on the city during the series of blizzards that blanketed the city in December.
More than half of that snowfall came from a single storm last month.
The city typically sees about 60 inches of snow by this time of winter.
The southwest has also seen unusual snowfall, with Reno, Nevada receiving at least 18 inches of snow, already above its 30-year average of 12.2 inches.
The northern Lake Tahoe region saw about 18 feet of snowfall in December. This was the highest amount of snow that month in the last 142 years.
It won’t turn into snow, but over the past few weeks, California has been constantly drowning in constant rains and deluges of flooding.