The image of winter near Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey
Last night it snowed for the first time this winter season. The snow didn’t amount to much near the coast, less than an inch. Yet, it was still the first.
New York Harbor usually get’s the first snowfall of winter sometime in December. Usually just an inch or two of snow, which quickly melts away after a few days. In rare years an early snowfall shows up in November. In one exception on October 29, 2011, a record-setting snowstorm covered Central Park in 2.9 inches of fresh snow.
Some winters we might not get much of any snow. Every winter season is different, sometimes crazy different.
The snow machine typically ends in March, although unusually late snow has been known to appear in April.
Weather forecasters are hinting at more snow this weekend, perhaps a significant snowstorm. Who knows for sure on Monday, but it seems that Old Man Winter is not going anywhere soon.
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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