Single-Day Snow Record 26.6 Inches in NYC, Two-Tenths of Inch Short of All-Time Storm Record


The 26.6 inches of snow that fell in Central Park on Shabbos is a one-day record for New York City, ABC NEWS and AP report.

The National Weather Service says the overall accumulation — 26.8 inches — is the second-most for a single storm in city history.

Meteorologist Faye Barthold says all but two-tenths of an inch of the city’s accumulation fell on Shabbos, surpassing the previous one-day mark of 24.1 inches on Feb. 12, 2006.

Officials say the total of 26.8 inches that fell in Central Park during the storm is the second-most since officials began keeping snowfall records in 1869, the AP reports. That narrowly misses tying the previous record of 26.9 inches from February 2006.


{Andy Newscenter}