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among the 21 Novembers with two inches or more of snow, this was just the fourth one of those 21 Decembers that followed not to experience any measurable snow. the other three years were 1953, 1936 and 1882. the Decembers of 1908 (six), 1960 (five), 1981 (six) and this year (five), are the only four to have five or more days with a high temperature of 40°. this year joined 1969 (four) and 1973 (five) as the only three Decembers with four or more days that produced an inch or more of precipitation. I'm not surprised about this month having no snow after last month's 6.4", cause after all, early season snow isn't always a predecessor to a snowier than normal winter, as was the case during the most recent such winters of 1990, 1997, 2012 and 2013.


not only was this the ninth wettest December on record, but this month had more than double the amount of precipitation that the previous two Decembers experienced (2.89" in 2016 and 2.21" in 2017). additionally, from 1937 to 1972, there was only one winter month that was wetter than this month, which was in December 1969 when 7.07" fell. this was also the wettest December since 2009 (7.27") and 2008 (6.62").


I don't know which two you missed, but you might want to double (or triple) check your research. Central Park has now experienced 22 Decembers with a trace of snow or less, not twenty.


My source reports 20.

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