When can we expect the first snow in New York and the Tri-State area?

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 5:25 p.m

Winter forecast for NYC | Weather or not

NEW YORK — Snow in November is rare in the New York City metropolitan area, but such storms can occur and have severe impacts.

For most of us, on average it only takes a few weeks until the first snowfall of the season.

According to the National Weather Service, the average first measurable snow in Central Park is December 13th. The last first snowfall occurred last season – on February 1, 2023.

The general time for the first snow in the region is early December:

Bridgeport: 3rd of December

Newark: 9th of December

I’m sliding: 11th December

Snowfall in November is unusual as the average snowfall across the New York City metropolitan area is less than an inch.

The last measurable November snowfall in New York City was November 15-16, 2018.

For this storm, Central Park set the record for the most snow (6.4 inches) so early in the season since records began in 1869. More than 18 inches fell at Mt. Hope in Orange County.

It came. It snowed. It won. Snowvember was a nightmare for most, but for some the first snow of the season was a welcome surprise.

The snowiest November dates back to 1898, when 19 inches of snow fell in Central Park.

Watch Weather or Not with Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Lee Goldberg in the player above to learn more about the winter outlook.


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James Brien

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