After precipitation started as cold rain, it changed to heavy snow, accumulating eight inches. This was the biggest snowfall of the winter, overtaking a seven-inch snowfall on 12/26.
Steady snow that began last night continued until 9 PM, accumulating 11 inches, the biggest snowfall of the winter. Temperatures fell from the mid-twenties in the early morning to the low teens by the time the last flakes fell. This was the fourth snowstorm of six inches or more since mid-December (48 inches fell in total during the winter).
This was the start of a three-week period with frigid temperatures, in which all but two days had highs of 32° or colder. The average high/low during this period was 27°/15°.
This was the ninth day in a row with measurable precipitation, which totaled 2.75". Today's temperatures stayed in the 30s all day (high/low of 38°/30°), but the precipitation was in the form of rain, which amounted to 0.41".
This was the twelfth day in a row with high temperatures in the 40s (ranging between 42° and 47°).
Although today's high/low of 37°/28° was just one degree above average, it was the first day since Dec. 20 to have an above average mean temperature. But below average temperatures resumed tomorrow, and would continue thru Feb. 3.
Rain that fell overnight amounted to 1.59" and was largely over by 4 AM.
The biggest snowfall of the winter, 5.5", caught forecasters by surprise. The accumulation was held down when sleet and freezing rain mixed in. The same storm buried Raleigh, NC under 20.3" of snow, its largest snowfall on record.
Today was the twelfth day in a row in which the high temperature failed to rise above freezing. The average high during these days was 27°, which was 11 degrees colder than normal. This streak came just two years after one of 13 days, which was the second longest since 1900 (since passed by a 14-day streak during the winter of 2018).
Today was the eighth day out of the past seventeen with a morning low in the single digits. The average high/low during this seventeen-day period was 27°/13°.
A fast-moving clipper system dropped 1.5" of snow during Friday evening's rush hour. Because it was quite cold this week, the snow quickly coated the streets and sidewalks, even in Manhattan. This was the first measurable snow since 12/26, when 0.4" fell (before a changeover to rain).