NYC Colder But Not Snowier February Finish Possible


NYC Colder But Not Snowier February Finish Possible

Good morning everyone. We are running out of time on winter folks, and the snow drought continues with no immediate end in sight. History has shown that we could get a rough March and April as winter likes to hold on when it’s a weak one, but we’ve also had a few other examples in which we go quietly into spring.


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For today, some spots are seeing blue skies, ,and we should continue that trend somewhat with a mix of sun and clouds. Don’t look for any cold air today, with seasonably cool temps in the low to mid 40’s. Clouds increase overnight, and that sets us up for our next system coming in.


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Rain will start late overnight tonight and go into tomorrow. We’ll have on and off rain all day and night tomorrow, with highs in the mid 40’s.

Rain will go into Tuesday and end some time between 10am – 2pm, then clouds stick around with more mid 40’s as highs.


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On Wednesday, expect AM sun, then increasing clouds late again as our next system and shot of colder air comes in. Temps should be in the mid to upper 40 range.

We’ll have rain overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, then colder air rushes in late Thursday. Early highs will be in the 45-50 category, but we are dropping around sunset.

This cold air coming in for late week and next weekend isn’t insane, but it’s probably one the “coldest” we’ve see all winter. Expect low to mid 30’s as highs on Friday and into the weekend with dry & breezy conditions.

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In the long range, our active pattern continues and it looks as if some cold air locked up in Canada may make a brief appearance late-month. However, we don’t know how long it lasts and to me, it’s looking brief for at least this round.

Cold air is great for those looking for some magic, but without any systems or the right system path, our snow drought may continue into March. If so, that seriously puts us behind the 8 ball as the sun will start to get stronger and our ocean temps are above average due to the lack of frigid air this winter.

That would mean the margin of error is much smaller than average, and for us to get a decent snow, every nuance would have to be perfect in terms of timing and path.


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