Snow Go: New York City’s Winter Is Missing the White Stuff

By Reuters
January 29, 2023New Yorkshare
Snow Go: New York City’s Winter Is Missing the White Stuff
The Statue of Liberty stands at Liberty Island in New York Harbor as a woman jogs by in New York on Jan. 11, 2023. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

NEW YORK—Winter is well under way in New York City and the holiday celebrations are fading into the distance—but there has still not been a proper snowfall.

Central Park is green. The sun is out. And ducks frolic in ice-free ponds.

Although an epic blizzard hit western New York state just after Christmas, the Big Apple itself has gone more than 230 days without snow, according to the National Weather Service. It is now approaching the record latest snow for the city—Jan. 29, which dates back to 1973.

Some out in the park on Tuesday were perfectly happy about that.

“When it is snowing here and you’re a visitor, it’s beautiful … very pretty,” said Melody Johnson, a regular visitor from Australia. “But to walk through Central Park today, it’s glorious.”

While there have been flurries, not enough has accumulated on the ground to meet the 0.1 inch threshold of what constitutes a snowfall.

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