NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mother’s Day weekend started off with some snow across the tri-state area.
A trace of snow fell in Central Park on Saturday, tying the record set in 1977 for the latest snowfall of the season.
According to the National Weather Service, there as been as much snow in May as there was in the entire month of February.
— Vanessa Murdock (@VMurdockTV) May 9, 2020
All 6 of our climate sites (EWR, NYC, BDR, LGA, JFK, ISP) reported a T of snow early this morning. Officially, the month of May has the exact same amount of snow as the month of February for 5 of these sites.
Islip, NY has officially had a snowier May than February. #aMAYzing
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) May 9, 2020
Flakes were seen flying in Chappaqua, Westchester County, and in Paramus, New Jersey, a little bit of snow was sticking to the sidewalk.
— Jessica Layton (@JLaytonTV) May 9, 2020
— Tara Jakeway (@tarajakewaytv) May 9, 2020
Overnight, New York bottomed out at 34 degrees, breaking the previous record low of 35 degrees set in 1947, CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reports.
There were also powerful winds throughout the area Saturday, at times gusting over 40 mph.
Murdock says skies will begin to clear out Saturday night.