In recent years, significant snow events in April have been rare. According to data from the National Weather Service, the last time more than one-tenth of an inch of snow fell in Central Park in the month of April was in 2003, when 4 inches of snow were recorded in Central Park on April 7.
November 2020 to October 2021 . Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in mid-December and early and mid-January. Precipitation will be near normal, with mostly below-normal snowfall . The snowiest periods will occur in mid-December and early March.
The last time New York City saw some snow in May was on May 9, 1977, according to AccuWeather.com.
Great Blizzard of 1888 The Great Blizzard of 1888, Great Blizzard of ’88, or the Great White Hurricane (March 11–14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in American history. Drifts averaged 30–40 feet (9.1–12.2 m), over the tops of houses from New York to New England, with reports of drifts covering three-story houses.
The June snowfall records are 8.1” for the month of June , 1959 with a 5.1” 24-hour accumulation on some date in June 1988. Even July has seen measurable snowfall here (1.1” in July 1957). Old Forge, in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York, received a May record 24-hour snowfall of 14.0” on May 19, 1976.
April is the last month it regularly snows . During 0.3 snowfall days, in April , New York aggregates 0.6″ (15.2mm) of snow .
Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold, wild mix for 2020 -2021 winter . Winter is coming, apparently with a vengeance. The Farmers’ Almanac recently released its extended forecast for the 2020 -2021 season, which shows this upcoming winter could be brutally cold and snowy for much of the country.
November 2020 to October 2021. Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in mid-December and early and mid-January. Precipitation will be near normal, with mostly below-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will occur in mid-December and early March.
November 2020 to October 2021. Winter will be colder than normal in the north and warmer in the south, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall . The coldest periods will be in mid-December and mid-January, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early January, and early to mid-March.
May is a lovely month, with an average humidity of 63%; The temperatures are mildly warm but not hot, and within the range of 53.6°F ( 12°C ) and 69.8°F (21°C). This makes it a good time for visits to the parks to enjoy the lovely sceneries. With flowers in full bloom, New York looks like a beautiful flower garden.
AVERAGE MAY TEMPERATURES Early May will see afternoon high temperatures mostly in the mid-60s F (17-19 C) while early morning lows will be mostly in the mid to upper 40s F (8-10 C). During past Mays, temperature extremes have range up to 99 F (37 C) and as low as 32 F (0 C).
The following is an excerpt of research conducted by Weather 2000, Inc.
|Largest Snowstorm||February 11-12, 2006 (26.9″)|
|Latest Measurable Snow||April 25, 1875 (3.0″)|