January, the dead of winter, is typically the coldest month of the year in New York City. This year, despite the frigid arctic blast toward the end of the month, temperatures were mostly above average. In the end, the city’s monthly temperature registered 35.1°F, which is 2.1°F above normal.
In terms of precipitation, NYC was mostly dry. We collected 2.76 inches of rain, which is 0.89 inches below normal. Snowfall was also lacking. Only 1.5 inches was measured in Central Park. On average, January usually brings the city 7.0 inches of snow.