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Today in New York Weather History: January 22



For the third day in a row the high was 25°. 


Today's high was 18° (after a low of 8°), the sixth time in the past two weeks that the high temperature was in the teens. 


The past twelve days had temperatures that were nine degrees below average, with every day but one having a high temperature of 32° or colder.  Average high/low during these days was 28°/17°. 





Temperatures over the past two weeks (Jan. 9-22) were eight degrees colder than normal, with the high/low averaging 30°/18°.  Nine of the days had highs of 32° or colder.


The average high/low during the past five days was 56°/40°, sixteen degrees above average. 


A daytime snowstorm dumped 8.1" of snow on the City, while much of Long Island picked up a foot or more.  (Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware, and South Jersey bore the brunt of the storm).  The City's accumulation was held down when sleet mixed in.  This was New York's biggest snowfall in four years - and there wouldn't be a bigger one until the March 1993 Superstorm. 




This was the coldest day of a mild winter, with a high/low of 20°/10°, 17 degrees below average.


A weekend snowstorm began early Saturday afternoon, and by daybreak Sunday 13.8" had piled up (8.5" fell today, 5.3" on Sunday).  After a very cold morning low of 9°, the high of 25° was reached at midnight.  This was the biggest January snowfall since the blizzard of 1996 (20.2").





Arctic air overtook the region after yesterday's 11.5" snowstorm exited (0.5" of this total fell between midnight and 1:00 AM today).  With a high/low of 17°/5°, and a sub-zero wind chill, this was the coldest day of the winter. 







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today was the fifth, and last, day of the winter (2011-2012) with a reading in the teens. this winter's 5 such cold readings were concentrated in the past 20 days. not surprisingly, this was earliest last date on record for a reading in the teens. the previous earliest last date was Feb. 2, 1909. has there been a winter with 5 or fewer days in the teens? and has there been a winter in which there were 20 or fewer days between the first and last day of the season in the teens?


the winters of 1889, 1932, 1937 and 2021 are the only four that don’t feature any days with a high of 32° or colder from December 27 to January 22.

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