In just eight hours (1:00-9:00 AM) ten inches of snow fell. Sleet mixed in with the snow in the last few hours even though temperatures were in the low 20s.
0.59" of rain fell between 2-3PM. This was the first measurable precipitation to fall on this date in fifteen years.
A monster snowstorm moved in during Friday afternoon and continued until the wee hours of the morning on Saturday. The storm really cranked up between 8-11PM when six inches of snow fell. When the last flakes had fallen, 17.6" had piled up. It was the biggest snowfall in NYC since 1978 (when 17.7" fell on Feb. 5-7) and the sixth biggest snowstorm in NYC history (now ranked 13th).
Today was the 35th day in a row with a low temperature of 32° or colder. This was the longest such streak since the winter of 1976-77 when one of 51 days occurred between Dec. 21, 1976 and Feb. 9, 1977 (the longest streak in the 1960-2015 period).
Today had the second 4.5" snowfall in the past four days. These two small snowstorms accounted for most of the winter's 13 inches of snow.
12.8" of snow fell during a snowstorm that began shortly before daybreak and continued into Friday evening. This was just two days after a 9-inch snowstorm and was NYC's biggest snowfall since 1983, which also occurred on this date. (Photo was taken across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.)
Today was the fourth day in a row in which the mean temperature (the average of the day's high and low) was near the seasonal average (33°). Temperatures during these four days: 36/27, 39/24, 35/28 and today's 39/27.
This morning's low of 10° was the coldest reading of the winter. Five days later a record high of 68° would be reached.
Today was the 20th day in a row with above-average temperatures. During these days temperatures were nine degrees milder than average. Only four days had morning lows at freezing or below, and the coldest reading was just 30°. This was the longest streak of above-average temperatures since the winter of 2006-07, when there was one of thirty-two days between Dec. 10, 2006 and Jan. 10, 2007.