Winters of 2002-2003
and 2003-2004 had many unique storms..
The Winter of 2002-2003 began with an EARLY
SEASON SNOWSTORM in Early December on
the 5th-6th with 7" snow across the area, and
followed by the CHRISTMAS DAY SNOWSTORM
which featured rain changing to heavy snow at the
coast and heavy snow inland in feet.
5" snow fell at NYC, the most on Christmas Day
in decades. January featured cold weather and lighter
snows. February 2003 featured a MAJOR
PRESIDENT'S DAY BLIZZARD with 22"
snow at Newark, NJ and 19.8" at NYC
breaking records; It was NYC's 4th largest
snowfall, and biggest since 1996. March featured
lighter snow events and some milder days, then
April 2003 began with a heavy snowfall on
the 7th with 6"-8" of snow locally.
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR WINTER 50"
The Winter of 2003-2004 began with a MAJOR SNOWSTORM/ BLIZZARD on the 5th and 6th with
heavy accumulations across the northeast, with 14" in
NYC, and 17" at Newark, NJ in 2-days; Another
nor'easter followed a week later with a record 5.8"
at NYC, and more elsewhere. Ice conditions
existed in the Carolinas.
Late December became milder, and lasted
past New Year's2004. Then the rest of
January was arctic cold with some
nights around zero at NYC and days in the
teens. An ALBERTA CLIPPER gave the area
a cold storm at mid-monthwith 6" snow
and temperatures in the single digits. Late
in the month a Snowstorm dropped 10" of
snow at Central Park, NYC on the 27th.
February brought little snow as storms passed east (one heading into eastern Canada,
and the other
heading through the Carolinas and Virginias
dropping heavy snow there). March started mild soon
conditions changed. A coastal storm brought high
waves but little else early in month, then
a trough built down and a series of storms occurred
resulting in heavy snowfall in the northeast. A storm on 4/16/2004 dropped 4"-8" of heavy wet snow across
the area, and a second one followed a few days later
with a clipper dumping a couple of more inches of snow.
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR WINTER 48" Newark,NJ
and 43" NYC