A Winter Preview for NYC

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter in New York City.  Cold temperatures and snow have been dominating the weather for days.

On Sunday, 0.7 inches of snow dusted Central Park – the first measurable snowfall of the season. Yesterday, a second weather system brought the Big Apple a wintery mix that included 1.4 inches of snow. While this modest accumulation is nothing to write home about, it did set a new daily snowfall record for the date.  According to the NWS, the previous record of 1.3 inches was set in 1932.

The arctic air ushered in by this second system is expected to stick around for a while.  Temperatures are not likely to climb out of the 30s until early next week and more snow is possible over the weekend.

Winter officially begins on the solstice, December 21st.

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About Melissa Fleming

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.