Welcome to Winter! New York Harbor had its first significant snowfall of the 2017-2018 winter season, twelve days before the official start of the winter season.
Most places around the harbor received between 3 to 6 inches of snow. New York City's Central Park and LaGuardia Airport both picked up 4.6 inches of snow, marking the first measurable snow for the season.
The snow started on Saturday morning and ended before midnight. It was a heavy wet snow that fell across New York Harbor from a coastal storm that stretched all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes.
Snow is no stranger to the month of December to both New York and New Jersey. Generally, snowfall becomes a factor with an average snowfall around New York Harbor of about five inches.
But it’s not only snow. Nights are at the longest this month and the duration of daylight is at its shortest. Cloudiness is also at its peak in December. Thank goodness for holiday lights to provide some cheer for an otherwise dark December.
Snowfall total in inches around Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey
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MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell