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Jan-Feb-Mar combined this year had 2.3” of snow (all of which fell in January). this was the least snowiest Jan-Feb-Mar combo ever, breaking the previous record from 1973 by 0.5”. by comparison, fourteen winters since 2000 have measured at least 20” of snow in these three months combined. this joined 1903 as the only two Marches in which every day but one had a high of 44° or warmer. this joined 1942 as the only two Marches with one or zero days to have a reading of 32° or colder. 3.78” of rain fell this month, just 0.09” fewer than the amount of rain that fell last March. the Marches of 2017 (5.25”) and 2018 (5.17”) were also very close in the amount of rain they had as well. at 42.5°, this was the second warmest Jan-Feb-Mar combination ever, second only to 2012, which was 0.6° warmer. Lastly, this was the second March in a row where the warmest reading happened on the third Friday of the month.

Jeffrey Hirschman

As far the least snowiest winters had did this winter rank?


Have any of the 10 mildest marches ever have a day with a high of 32° or colder


No, the coldest high of any of the 10 mildest Marches was 2016, which had a coldest high temperature of 36 degrees. The mildest March with any highs of 32 or colder was March 1998 (15th mildest), which had days with highs of 31 and 32.


It's the fourth least snowy behind the winters of 1973 (2.5"), 2012 (3.5") and 1919(3.8"). This is the tenth winter with less than ten inches of snow.


If April has no days with lows of 32 or below (or May, but May has had a low of 32 just once, in 1891), this will be the 2nd earliest "last low temp of 32 or colder" ever, in that it happened on March 1. The record was set in 1942 when it happened on February 28 (I believe that March was also the only one not to have a low temp of 32 or colder, but I could be wrong as there may be one or more that did only to have such a low temp in April).


This was actually the eleventh winter with less than ten inches of snow. The other ten, in order from least snowiest to snowiest, are 1973, 2002, 1919, 1901, 1932, 1998, 2012, 1989, 1878 and 1951. the latter of which is the only winter (9.3”) with less than ten inches of snow not to rank among New York’s top ten least snowy winters.


William, my NWS source shows a snowfall of 11.6" in the winter of 1950-51. This is because a snowfall of 2.3" is reported for 1/31, while the source I presume you used reports no snowfall on that date.


this entire season had just three days with a low in the teens or colder (one in December and two in February), the second fewest of any season on record, one fewer than the 1998 season and one more than the 2002 season. an average season sees about fifteen to twenty such days. just five years earlier (winter of 2015), the season had 34 such days, the most since the 1978 season, which also had 34 such days.


There a typo on the "10 mildest marches" chart, but it's the NWS's fault not yours. 1903 shows as being colder than 2020 even though it shows a milder average high AND low. I looked it up and the average temp for March 1903 is actually 48.2, tied with 2010. On the NWS NY City website, it mistakenly shows the 47.8 figure in the "top 10 March" list, but the NWS NOWdata section when you look there shows the same average high and low that you show for March 1903, but correctly shows the average temperature as 48.2

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