New York City is on its 320th day without snow—a historic record as the third-longest snowless streak in NYC— but the streak may finally end on Wednesday, according to weather reports.
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a chance of snow on Wednesday, with about 1 to 2 inches possible, before rain washes it all away. Yeah, it’s not exactly a lot, but if it’s measurable, it counts.
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The predicted snow will come from a storm system from the southwest, bringing clouds and moisture with it with just enough cold air to present the possibility of snow, according to NY Metro Weather. The high on Wednesday will be 41.
If snow does fall, the snowless streak will end at 321 days, which will be the second longest streak on record, NYMW says.
The longest streak without snow was on January 29, 1973.
Why haven’t we seen snow yet? Climate change and la niña. Basically, temperatures are rising globally and that means less snow. Plus, the wind pattern la niña tends to usher in warmer winters on the east coast.
New Yorkers say it’s strange not to have any meaningful snowfall yet. They’ve taken to Twitter to sound off on this “weird” streak:
Without snow, winter in NYC is just a depressing stretch of not knowing which coat to wear and having to shove my socked feet into work flats.
— reserve 💕 (@on_reserve) January 22, 2023
We want it to snow. pic.twitter.com/EGCMKS7Drs
— Bryant Park (@bryantparknyc) January 17, 2023
is anyone else lowkey terrified about how it’s been so warm in nyc? i feel like all this rain is supposed to be snow
— emad (@golabpapi) January 23, 2023
NYC should have woken up to snow and no school… Kids in the park sledding. Instead, it’s raining in January
— Garry Golden (@garrygolden) January 23, 2023
No snow in NYC this yr while CA gets most snow ever. We are definitely living in weird times.
— Krishna Gaurav (@krishna_gaurav) January 23, 2023
Can we get some mofuggin snow up here in NYC?
— Tug McGraw (@Tugboat1152MB) January 23, 2023
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.