Less than a week after a fierce blizzard brought 10.4" of snow and sleet (accompanied by wind gusts of 40-45 MPH) another snowstorm dumped a foot on the City, much of it falling this morning between 3:00 and 9:00 (light snow began last night and accumulated 1.6"). Winds from this storm gusted between 30 and 35 MPH. Temperatures in the morning held steady in the low 20s and then fell slowly during the afternoon, reaching 11° by midnight.
Although Jan. 21 had the coldest reading of the winter (15°), today was the coldest day based on the mean temperature, with a high/low of 28/16.
0.41" of rain fell in just 45 minutes (9:45-10:15 AM). This was the first precipitation to fall on this date in 20 years.
In the past nine days temperatures averaged 17 degrees above normal (high/low of 56/41), more typical of the first week in April.
Today was the 25th day this winter with a high temperature of 32° or colder, one day more than the previous three winters combined.
The temperature plummeted from a record high of 61° to 27°.
Four days after a monster snowstorm stopped short of NYC's doorstep, another made its presence known today and dumped 10" of heavy, wet snow. Because the daytime temperature was just above freezing (the high was 34°) it prevented main streets from getting much in the way of accumulation. (This photo was taken from my apartment looking down onto a courtyard below.)