In the past three weeks (since Dec. 22) the average high/low was 31°/19° (seven degrees below average). Twelve days had highs of 32° or colder (the coldest was 19° on Dec. 27), and thirteen had lows in the teens (coldest temperature was 12° on Jan. 7). Despite the cold just 4.4" of snow fell (the most was 2.9" on Dec. 30).
It was a cold, snowy day, with a high/low of 24°/11° and an accumulation of 5.4". Today's snow was part of an 8.6" snowfall that began yesterday afternoon and would end in the early morning hours of 1/12. This was the biggest snowfall in five years.
5.7" of snow accumulated during the afternoon/evening before changing to rain overnight as temperatures rose into the mid-30s (close to an inch of rain fell). Despite the changeover, this was a record amount of snow for the date.
Today's 0.2" of snow was the first measurable snow of the winter, the latest occurrence since the winter of 1972-73. It was also the only snow to fall in January. (11.8'' would fall for the entire winter.)
The past nine days, all which had sub-freezing high temperatures, were 12 degrees colder than average (high of 25°/ low of 14°).
The biggest snowfall of the winter, 3.5", fell in a three-hour period between 3-6 AM. (Just ten inches fell for the entire winter - nearly 66 inches less than the previous winter.)
While most of eastern Canada was paralyzed by an epic six-day ice storm, New York was basking in very mild weather. During the past nine days temperatures were 18 degrees above average. Average high/low during these days was 57°/43°, typical of the first week in April.
0.54" of rain fell between 2:11-3:11 PM. Including rain that fell in the pre-dawn hours, 1.29" fell in total.
The first precipitation of the year fell today, a steady rain that fell between noon and midnight, amounting to 0.55". In the years since 1900, this is the latest date for a year's first measurable precipitation (1963 also had its first measurable precipitation on this date).
The mercury soared to 69°, easily breaking the previous record from 1975 by six degrees. Today's high was twice as warm as two days ago (34°) and was the warmest reading in January since a high of 72° on Jan. 6, 2007 (like today, it was also a Saturday). Today's reading was 31 degrees above average, the most above average for a daily high since Feb. 21, 2018's high of 78° (35 degrees above average). Today's high/low of 69°/51° was more typical of the temperature split on May 5. Lastly, after rising to 60° at around 9 AM, the temperature stayed in the 60s for the rest of the day.