Congrats New York, We Lived Through the Snowiest Blizzard in City History

It has taken a few month to crunch the data, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has concluded that January's blizzard was the worst to have ever hit New York City. AMNY reports:

“Snow measurements are extremely difficult to take because precipitation is inherently variable, a problem compounded by strong winds and compaction during a long duration event,” National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said in a statement.

“Still, it’s important that we scrutinize questionable measurements and reject those that scientists deem invalid to ensure the public’s continued confidence in the U.S. climate record.”

The total was originally recorded at only 26.8 inches, but increased after a communication error between the Central Park Conservancy and the weather forecast office in Upton, NY, was found to have affected the recording.

Check out the full article to read more, and in the meantime, watch our Above New York series video showing the aftermath of the blizzard from above.

via AMNY

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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