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New York's Snowiest 30-Day Periods



In the winter of 2010 New York experienced its snowiest month of all time when 36.9" of snow fell in February.  Then, the following winter, January 2011 had 36.0", making it the second snowiest month on record.  Although these are the record amounts for calendar months, there has been a 30-day period that crossed months that had more snow - during the winter of 2014, when, from Jan. 20 thru Feb. 18, 42.1" of snow piled up.  Here are some additional points of interest:


  • The winter of 1914 also had a hefty 30-day period of snow as 35.2" fell between Feb. 10 and March 11.
  • Although not large enough to make the top-10 list below, the 25.3" of snow that fell between March 12 and April 8, 1956 is worth noting because of its late date.
  • In the winter of 1923, 26.4" of snow fell between Jan. 3 and Feb. 2 and then four days later another 30-day period of excessive snow began, with 26.1" falling between Feb. 6 and March 7.
  • Three winters had overlapping 30-day periods of excessive snowfall (30 inches or more).  The winter of 1948 had three while the winters of 2011 and 2014 each had two.  In these cases only the period with the largest amount is included in the top-10 chart. 


(Since Winter of 1902)
    # of
Snowfall Dates Snowfalls
42.1" Jan 21 - Feb 19, 2014 9
38.2" Jan 28 - Feb 26, 2010 5
37.9" Dec 26, 1947 - Jan 24, 1948 6
37.6" Jan 7 - Feb 5, 2011 7
36.0" Jan 13 - Feb 11, 1978 4
35.2" Feb 10 - March 11, 1914 7
34.1" Jan 15 - Feb 13, 1961 5
33.0" Dec 19, 1995 - Jan 17, 1996 6
30.8" Dec 15, 1948 - Jan 13, 1949 3
29.6" Jan 26 - Feb 24, 1994 6
(Analysis of NOAA's monthly Local Climatological Data reports)



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