Updated: An early season snowstorm created a winter wonderland across the Northeast. New York City shattered an October snow record with highest snow totals elsewhere across the Northeast topping 2 feet.
An unprecedented (for October) 2.9 inches of snow was measured in New York City’s Central Park on Shabbos.
Since snowfall records began in 1869, Central Park has never received an inch of snow on any given October day.
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.
La Guardia and JFK International airports both set October snow records as well with 1.7 and 1.5 inches, respectively.
Other October Snow Records Smashed
Hartford, Conn., was buried by 12.3 inches of snow, shattering the record for the most snow ever received on an October day. The previous record was 1.7 inches set on Oct. 10, 1979.
An all-time snowfall record for any day in October was set in Worcester, Mass., with 11.4 inches of snow. The old record was 7.5 inches set on Oct. 10, 1979.
Newark, N.J., set a daily snow record with 5.2 inches of snow on Saturday. This will also go down in the record book as the greatest snow on any given day during the month of October. Previously, Newark had not received an inch of snow in October.
Daily Snowfall Records Set
Concord, N.H., was blanketed by 13.6 inches of snow, breaking the old daily record of 0.2 of an inch set back in 1952.
Albany, N.Y., set a daily snow record with 3.8 inches of snow. The previous record was 0.4 of an inch set back in 2000.
Another daily snow record was set in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday when 1.6 inches fell. The previous record was 0.6 of an inch from 2008.
Philadelphia got 0.3 of an inch of snow, breaking the old record of a trace for the date set way back in 1902. Likewise, Wilmington, Del., had 0.3 of an inch, surpassing the trace the city got in 2002.
The nation’s capital got a dusting of snow that set a new record. The 0.6 of an inch that fell on Saturday was unprecedented. Previously, Washington, D.C., had never received snow on Oct. 29.
Below is a collection of other snow totals across the Northeast, as of 4:00 a.m. EDT Sunday.
–Bristol: 17.0 inches
–East Farmington Heights: 13.0 inches
–Manchester: 9.0 inches
–Hillsboro: 21.5 inches
–Peterborough: 19.0 inches
–Bedford: 18.8 inches
–Bridgton: 15.6 inches
–Gray: 10.1 inches
–Westbrook: 4.5 inches
–Plainfield: 27.8 inches
–Hillsboro: 21.5 inches
–Worthington: 21.0 inches
–Chester: 16.0 inches
–Harriman: 16.0 inches
–Monroe: 12.0 inches
–Middletown: 12.0 inches
–White Plains: 7.5 inches
–Yonkers: 7.0 inches
–Huffs Church: 16.0 inches
–Towamensing Township: 12.5 inches
–Tobyhanna: 13.3 inches
–Springtown: 8.5 inches
–West Milford: 19.0 inches
–North Caldwell: 12.0 inches
–Ringwood: 10.5 inches