New York City could end a nearly year-long snowless streak on Wednesday

Nearly 11 months have passed since the measurable snowfall in New York City, making it the second longest streak without snow to occur in the Big Apples since weather records began being kept.

The record for the longest streak was set in 2020, when 332 days passed without measurable snow, according to the PKB Forecast Center. Third place is 320 days in 1973.

The last time the Big Apple received measurable snow was March 9, 2022, when 0.4 inches of snow fell. Since then, the city has been in a snow drought. With no snow forecast for New York on Tuesday, that puts this winter in second place for the longest snow-free streak at 321 days.

The snow drought, however, may be coming to an end.

A day after the storm brought a threat of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to the south, it is expected to turn into a winter storm to hit the northeast on Wednesday, potentially bringing up to 18 inches of snow to parts of Vermont , New Hampshire and Maine.

New York City is on the verge of breaking its consecutive record without snow.
Weather PKB

According to the PKB Forecast Center, New York City could receive between a dust and an inch of snow during the storm.

The dusting, while modest, could be enough to reset the number of days without measurable snow in the city to zero. Measurable snow is defined as an accumulation of at least 0.1 inch. If the first snowflakes of the season do not accumulate to the 0.1-inch mark in Central Park, it will not be considered the first official snowfall in weather records and the streak will continue.

Late season snowfall is not unheard of in New York. Some have even crippled the Big Apple in years past.

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