After a winter that delivered hardly any snow to the New York City metro area, May 9 broke many snowfall records in and around the Big Apple.
All of New York City’s climate reporting sites reported a trace of snow this morning; those include New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, Central Park, LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport, Islip, and Fairfield, Connecticut. According to the New York City office of the National Weather Service, officially, the month of May has the exact same amount of snow as the month of February for 5 of these sites. And due to paltry snowfall this winter, Islip, officially had a snowier May than February.
New York City’s Central Park Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) recorded snow. This ties the record latest snow set on this day in 1977.
Flurries were reported as far south as Delaware while Freehold, New Jersey reported a trace of snowfall. To the north, more than 5″ of snow fell in Maine while portions of Upstate New York reported over 3″.