First Snow of 2012 in NYC

On Saturday, New York City received 4.3 inches of snow in Central Park.  This was our first significant snowfall of the season.  The city’s last measurable snowfall was back in October during a surprising pre-season snowstorm.

This winter has been relatively mild, so it was exciting to finally see some snow on the ground.  The local forecast, however, is calling for a major warm up this week.  As a result, this snow will not last long.  However, with more than two months left to the winter season, I am guessing that the snow will be back before long.

Central Park's Lake frozen and covered in snow.

The Sheep's Meadow in Central Park covered by a blanket of snow.

Photo Credit: MF at The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.