We’re not talking snowiest day here, we’re talking snowiest entire season.________________
22 Mar 2018 – As of 8 p.m. last night, 6.7 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park, putting New York City over the 30-inch mark for the season. Even more snow has fallen since that time.
“This marks the fifth consecutive season that at least 30 inches of snow have fallen in New York City,” says CNN journalist Harry Enten. The only other recorded time it snowed this much, for this long a period, was back in the 1880s, mostly during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur.
Average snowfall per season in New York City since 1869, when records began, has been 28.8 inches.
It’s not your imagination
“If you’re a New Yorker who thinks that the last few winters have been brutal to some degree, you’re exactly right,” says Enten. “The largest snowstorm in New York City history — of 27.5 inches — occurred in January 2016. That same season also featured the only subzero temperature since 1994.”
Thanks to Dean Koehler and Jack Hydrazine for this link
via Ice Age Now
March 22, 2018 at 01:49PM