Old Man Winter finally made its presence felt in the Big Apple Monday night as what is expected to be the first significant snowfall of the season began to blanket the five boroughs.
“Wow! It’s actually snowing outside!” exclaimed an excited Twitter user from Washington Heights. “First real snow in NYC this season.”
“I’ve always wanted to see snow in NYC and today it finally happened.” another Twitter user celebrated.
“There’s something magical about snow in New York,” another Townsfolk tweeted.
And maybe NY1 journalist Victoria Manna summed it up best “Nooooooooooo, it’s winter.”
AccuWeather lead weather forecaster Matt Rinde estimated about an inch had fallen across the five counties by Monday night.
Forecasters predicted the city could see 1 to 3 inches of snow before rain interferes.
But “as soon as heavier precipitation sets in, it could snow again,” said Rinde.
There has been a notable lack of snow in the city this winter. The only measurable snowfall before Monday night occurred earlier this month, when just 0.4 inches was recorded in Central Park.
In Upper Manhattan, the snow had mostly turned to slush by 11 p.m., with a light layer over parked cars. A wintry mix approached us with temperatures around freezing.
An Upper West Side resident dug up the weather while walking his two dogs.
“I’m genuinely pleased to see some semblance of normal winter weather,” Manhattan resident Jon Brayshaw told The Post. “I’ve lived in the Northeast all my life and have been in New York for 33 years, and this is honestly the first time I can remember that a full year went by with snow of any kind.”
While parts of the city could see up to 3 inches of snow, northern and western suburbs could see between 5 and 8 inches of snow, weather forecasters said.
https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/new-yorkers-rejoice-as-snow-gets-underway-in-the-big-apple/ New Yorkers rejoice as the Big Apple starts snowing