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12/09/2011

Run Bunny Run! NYC Finally Goes Sub Freezing this Weekend

NYC  Finally Goes Sub Freezing

Last year on this date, our daytime high was 32 degrees.  But despite an October snow (with an overnight low of 33) New York City has not been sub freezing yet this Fall!

The 30-year average date of the first 32 degree night is November 20th.  While the climate numbers are a good guide at what to expect, they are the balance of the extremes.  Looking at the last 3 years, our freezing weather has been slow to show up, with no November subfreezing nights.  (BTW that slow start trend didn't hold up those winters, including last year which turned out to be NYC's snowiest season EVER! with more than 60" of snow!)

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Last Winter Snow Shots via Weather Watchers to www.twitter.com/amyfreeze

Last year the first sub freezing night was December 4th.  This year, it looks like Dec. 10th will be the lucky mark.  What's it all mean for our winter and the season ahead?  Not much, except a slow start.... but we all know how that turned out in the "Tortoise & the Hare."

Are you knocking on the turtle's shell or screaming Run Bunny Run?

*Central Park is the official reporting station for NYC

Posted by WABC on December 9, 2011 in Science , Sports , Travel | Permalink

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