No white Christmas to set a festive mood in Rockefeller Center. No snow to greet New Year’s Eve revelers in Times Square for the first full-blown celebration since the start of the pandemic. New York City has hardly looked like winter over the past couple of months due to a lack of snowfall. The Big Apple’s snowless streak has not only been turning heads, but it has also officially become record-setting.
Since records began in 1869, the latest first measurable snowfall in New York City was recorded on Jan. 29, 1973, but that changed on Sunday. As Jan. 29 came and went this year, no snow was recorded at the official weather station in Central Park. And each day without snow will continue to break the record. Last week, the Big Apple surpassed the second-place record, which was set in 1871 when snow was not measured until Jan. 21.
Read the full article. Aside from the latest-in-season snowfall record, later this week NYC is expected to break the all-time record for most consecutive days without measurable snow. As noted below, the city is sitting on nearly $100 million allocated for snow removal.
If you’re wondering where the snow is… New York City has beaten our all-time record for the latest first snowfall!
The current record of January 29 was set in 1973, and today is January 30 with still no signs of snowflakes.https://t.co/R9bLukdhao
— City of New York (@nycgov) January 30, 2023
It hasn’t snowed across New York City in 326 days, meteorologists say, breaking a 50-year record for a snowless winter https://t.co/HjMTuApRTT
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 29, 2023
It’s been another year of almost no snow in New York. What does that mean for the city’s massive slushy fund? https://t.co/wwFKddef4I
— Crain’s New York (@CrainsNewYork) January 26, 2023
New York has gone 327 days without snow. If it goes 5 more, it will be its longest snowless streak on record.
Chart by @islivingston. Read the full story here: https://t.co/iA3vldEyoW pic.twitter.com/OawHkjkSLz
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 30, 2023