NEW York residents are sure to expect snow every winter season and gear up early for the cold ahead.
While there are certain months that are typically known to bring snow, there are occasions where snow arrives before anticipated.
When will it snow in New York?
New York City’s first snowfall is expected to occur on December 8, 2021.
The New York City Department of Sanitation issued a Winter’s Operation Advisory beginning at 6am ET.
The department says they do not expect any accumulation of snow on roads but salt spreaders are ready for use, in case conditions worsen.
The New York City Emergency Management Department is advising residents to be cautious nonetheless.
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The use of public transportation is recommended, says the department.
When does it usually snow in New York?
New Yorkers can typically expect snow on December 24, according to statistics.
Rob Frydlewicz, a New York City weather historian, told NY1 that the date is an average, as sometimes snow could arrive earlier.
In 2020, the first inch of snow occurred on December 16 and brought over 10.4 inches, making it the second greatest snowfall of that winter.
The earliest snow New York has ever experienced was back in 2012 when flakes fell before Halloween on October 29, measuring 2.9 inches of snow.
Back in February 2021, winter storm Orlena ravaged the North East causing over 2,000 flight cancellations across the US.
Where has it snowed in the US this winter?
Upstate New York has experienced snow already, Washington state as well.
Northern Idaho has reported snow as well as Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
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