7:15 AM | Warmer this week; recap of weekend storm

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, cool, low 50’s

Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy, chilly, lows in the mid-to-upper 40’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, cool, chance for an early shower, mid 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, a bit milder, mid-to-upper 50’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, milder, near 60

Friday

Mostly cloudy, chance for a couple of showers, cooler, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, mid 50’s

Discussion

The Saturday historic coastal storm that caused more than 2 million people to lose power and unprecedented October snowfall in many locations is now long gone and it was followed by the first hard freeze of the season in some spots. There will, however, be a general warming trend this week and we should be close to 60 degrees on Thursday for highs (normal high is 59). In fact, it looks to me like after the relatively cool start to November this week, the 2nd week of November looks quite a bit warmer-than-normal. An unprecedented (for October) 2.9 inches of snow was measured in New York City's Central Park on Saturday. Since snowfall records began in 1869, Central Park has never received an inch of snow on any given October day. In fact, the last time that Central Park recorded measurable snow was on Oct. 21, 1952 when 0.5 of an inch fell. Prior to that, 0.8 of an inch fell on Oct. 30, 1925. Additionally, La Guardia and JFK International airports both set October snow records as well with 1.7 and 1.5 inches, respectively. Finally, this has now become the third wettest year ever at Central Park after Saturday’s precipitation amounts. As far as the weekend storm is concerned, here is a smattering of county-by-county snow reports reported to the NWS for some nearby locations:

...BRONX COUNTY... FIELDSTON 6.0" BRONX 2.2"

...NASSAU COUNTY... MINEOLA 4.0" WOODMERE 2.3" NORTH MASSAPEQUA 2.1"

...ORANGE COUNTY... HARRIMAN 16.0" WARWICK 15.5" MONROE 12.0" HIGHLAND MILLS 12.0" FLORIDA 12.0" MIDDLETOWN 12.0" NEW WINDSOR 11.5" CORNWALL LANDING 11.5" CHESTER 10.7" TUXEDO PARK 10.3" NEWBURGH 8.7" BLOOMING GROVE 8.3"

...SUFFOLK COUNTY... HOLTSVILLE 2.5" ISLIP AIRPORT 0.3" UPTON 0.2"

...BERGEN COUNTY, NJ... 1 SSE OAKLAND 8.4" 1 W TENAFLY 6.7" WNW OAKLAND 6.2" TENAFLY 5.8" GARFIELD 5.3" SADDLE BROOK 4.8" RIDGEWOOD 4.7" 1 SSE HAWTHORNE 4.5" RAMSEY 4.2"

Here is a sampling of others reports across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast:

Bridgton, ME: 17.4” Plainfield, MA: 30.8” Concord, NH: 22.2” North Hillsdale, NY: 18” West Milford, NJ: 19” Bristol, CT: 17” Huffs Church, PA: 13” Skyland, VA: 9” Mount Storm, WV” 14”

Video

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