Posted by:bigtrucker, 8:30 AM GMT on January 02, 2007
More cold air is poised to move into the Tri-State region tomorrow night through mid week. High temps will struggle to get out of the teens with overnight lows in the single digits. A tight pressure gradient will bring winds between 15-30 MPH with higher gusts will result in wind chills at or below zero. so all in all, it should be a cold week with several arctic fronts moving through, there is a chance for a little light snow with each impulse that moves through.
***RECORDS FROM JANUARY***
Temperatures along Southern New England could shoot well into the upper 60's by Saturday,shattering records!! After that the Northern jet stream should begin sagging to the south bringing more seasonable air, with even a chance of our first snowfall of the year Tuesday night into Wednesday
... Record high temperature set at Kennedy...
A record high temperature of 71 degrees was set at Kennedy today at 136 PM. This breaks the old record of 57 set in 1998.
This breaks the all time high temperature for January at Kennedy of 69 degrees set back on January 26th 1950.
Record Report Statement as of 04:29 PM EST on January 07, 2007 ... Record high temperature set at Kennedy... A record high temperature of 56 degrees was set at Kennedy today at 1216 am. This breaks the old record of 53 set in 1998.
Record Report Statement as of 5:28 am EST on January 6, 2007 ... Record daily high temperature tied at LaGuardia... At 516 am... the temperature at LaGuardia reached 59 degrees. This ties the record daily high set in 1998. A very warm airmass for January was in place across the tri-state region on Saturday. This warm air combined with a good deal of sunshine and mild southwest to west winds allowed temperatures to soar to record levels. The previous daily record high temperatures were smashed at all six climate sites across the area. Kennedy Airport set a new all time record high temperature for the month of January... while Central Park and LaGuardia tied their monthly record highs.
Here is a summary for the six climate sites around the tri-state area... previous record high normal departure record high temperature high temp from for Jan 6 set today for Jan 6 normal
Kennedy Airport set a new all time record high temperature for the month of January. The previous record of 69 degrees was set on January 26 1950. Climate records at Kennedy date back to 1949.
Central Park and LaGuardia both tied their previous all time record high temperatures for the month of January. These locations both previously observed a high temperature of 72 degrees on January 26 1950. Climate records at Central Park date back to 1869... while records at LaGuardia began in 1948.
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.