NYC Spring snowstorm totalsPosted: Updated:
A fast-moving clipper system dumped about 4 to 7 inches of snow across NYC, making it the largest April snowstorm in about 15 years for New York City.
The last April snowstorm to impact the area with 4.0” of snow took place on April 7, 2003. Before that, the last April snowstorm was on April 6, 1982, which totaled to about 9.6”. Normal snowfall for the month of April is 0.6”.
The storm came as a surprise to many as it was placed in the forecast late on Friday morning, right as people were headed out for Easter and Passover weekend activities. The storm was a very progressive system, which means it moves fast, rocketing through the city, dubbing enough snow to create for a nuisance through the morning commute. Although it is nonseasonal for this time of year, it is not uncommon to see April snow. The latest ever recorded snowfall in NYC took place on May 29, 1995.
The high April sun angle and the warmth of the bigger daily swings of temperatures will help melt this snow fairly quickly. Unfortunately we may not be completely done with the wintry weather as there is an opportunity to see a small wintry mix at the back end of a system that may come through the region late Friday night into Saturday of this week ahead.
Here’s a look at some of the highest totals from across the city and the region: