The season's first measurable snow fell during the afternoon into early evening, accumulating 3.9". This amount was a record for the date (which still stands), and would be the biggest snowfall of the winter. Besides snow, there were also periods of sleet. Throughout the afternoon the temperature hovered around 29°.
The mercury plummeted from 58° shortly before daybreak to 18° by midnight.
The biggest snowfall of the winter of 1952-53, an accumulation of 4.5", fell over the course of two days. It was a sloppy snowfall, with snow changing to rain today after 2.3" fell, before changing back to snow tomorrow during the morning, when an additional 2.2" accumulated.
Rain that began last night after 9 PM continued until daybreak today, amounting to 2.49". (The 2.16" that fell today was a record for the date.) Just before the rain came to an end, 0.80" poured down in the hour between 5-6 AM.
In a 30-minute period (2:46-3:16 AM), 0.53" of rain poured down. This was the parting shot from a rainstorm that began late on 11/30 and produced 1.82" of rain over the course of 32 hours.
The first snow of the winter fell this morning, the earliest date in eleven years (when it occurred on Nov. 28). This morning's low of 20° was the coldest reading of the entire month. However, the 1.4" accumulation was washed away tonight when rain moved in around 10PM.
A sloppy early winter storm gave Central Park its first measurable snowfall of the season. After a morning of rain, a changeover to light snow occurred around noon, and by midnight 1.3" had accumulated (an additional 0.3" fell overnight). The accumulation might have been greater if the temperature hadn't been stuck at 33° for much of the afternoon (and not falling to 32° until after 8 PM). This snowfall was about a week earlier than the typical first measurable snow, but three weeks earlier than the average date of the first snowfall of an inch or more.