Posted by:bigtrucker, 7:39 AM GMT on December 17, 2006
Public Information Statement Statement as of 5:35 PM EST on December 27, 2006
..snowless November and December...
No snow has fallen in Central Park this winter season and it does not appear that any is likely before the end of the month. The last snow to occur in Central Park was a trace back on April 8th.
The last time that we had a December without measurable snow in Central Park was in 2001. What makes this December rare is that not even a flurry has been observed. We have to go back into the 1800's to find a December without a flurry (trace of snow). While records from the 1800's may not be totally accurate in terms of trace amounts of snow... as best we can tell the last time we had a December without even a trace of snow(flurries) was back in December 1877.
The winter of 1877-1878 also appears to be the latest that a trace or more of snow was observed - January 4, 1878.
In terms of measurable snow (a tenth of an inch or more) - the latest for this to occur in the season was January 29, 1973.
So if this winter is anything like 2001-2002 (when only 3.5 inches was measured) - we will fall short of our average annual snowfall of 22.4 inches and way short of the 40 inches or more we received the past four (4) winter seasons.
More snowfall data and information is available on our web Page at:
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