Central Park sees 1st measurable snowfall after breaking 50-year-old weather record

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Central Park records its 1st measurable snowfall of winter
It's the first day of February and the first measurable snowfall has hit Central Park!

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Central Park saw its first measurable snowfall of the season on Wednesday morning with nearly half an inch reported by 5:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service said it was the latest first measurable snowfall for the season since record keeping began in 1869.

Just a few days prior, the city broke a 50-year-old record, in the midst of what has been an unseasonable winter.

On Jan. 29, 1973, over 50 years ago, Central Park saw its latest measurable snowfall of the season. On that day, Central Park got 1.8 inches of snow.

The city did see some flurries last week, but the snow needed to be at least a tenth of an inch for it to count as measurable.

The longest the city went without snow is 332 days, and that streak ended with a snow storm on Dec. 15, 2020.

If Central Park remained free of snow through Feb. 4, the city would have broken that record, as well.

Here's a look at this week's forecast, and although Wednesday's early weather ended our snowless streak, this forecast doesn't have much snow in the mix.


February feel. High 38.


Brief bump. High 42.


AccuWeather Alert: Much colder. High 29.


AccuWeather Alert: Frigid sun. High 18.


Rapid recovery. High 43.


Mild again. High 46.


Best bet. High 48.


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