The temperature fell from 60° in the early afternoon to 21° by midnight (on the way down to 12° at daybreak on 2/9).
Arctic air swooped in overnight, dropping the temperature from 25° at midnight to -2° at 9AM - the coldest reading of the winter. Winds gusting between 20-30 mph produced a wind chill of 25° below zero.
Today saw the biggest snowfall of the winter, as six inches fell between 1-10PM. This storm followed a bout of sleet and freezing rain over five of the previous six days. Today's high/low was 25/20.
Today's high was 34°, the only day between Feb. 5 and Feb. 19 with a temperature above freezing.
After seeing large amounts of sleet and freezing rain during January, NYC finally got a storm that brought snow as 7.2" fell. It came down especially heavy between 9AM-1PM, but snow predicted for the rest of the day didn't materialize, coming down as sleet instead. After midnight an additional 1.8" of snow fell to bring the 24-hour total to nine inches.
2.6" of snow fell during the afternoon and evening. It was the second largest accumulation in a winter in which just ten inches fell.
An intense winter storm developed off the Delmarva peninsula during the day and by nightfall near-blizzard conditions were common in NYC and points north and east. An icy mix of light snow and wind blown sleet began at daybreak and fell throughout the day, becoming steadier and heavier after dark. By midnight 6.3" had fallen in Central Park; by the time the snow ended shortly before daybreak, 11.4" had piled up. However, NYC's total was manageable compared to Suffolk County and New England, where accumulations of two to two-and-a-half feet were common.