First Taste of Winter in NYC

New York City is experienceing its first taste of winter this week.

A deep dip in the jet stream has ushered in cold arctic air and brought the city its first freeze of the season.  Overnight, temperatures dipped down to 29°F.  That is 13°F below average for this time of year.

The chilly air also produced the Big Apple’s first snow of the season.  Flakes filled the air early Tuesday, but nothing measurable accumulated on the ground. It is interesting to note, nonetheless, that this was the latest arrival of the city’s first snow since 2009.

This winter preview, according to the local forecast, will not last long.  Temperatures are expected to rebound to more seasonable levels by the weekend.

Normal High is 55°F

Normal High is 55°F

Graph Credit: The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist 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.