Hot and Happening NYC's Unforgettable New Year's Eve Heatwave

Hot and Happening: NYC’s Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Heatwave

New York City (NYC) is set to end the year without any snowfall, continuing a trend since 2002. Despite predictions of a cold winter, temperatures for New Year’s Eve weekend are expected to be warmer than usual.

Meteorologist John Homenuk notes that NYC has experienced temperatures 5.2°F higher than normal in December, with this warmth expected to persist, reaching 10-13°F above average. New York Metro Weather supports this, stating temperatures have been nearly 10°F warmer than usual for the past three days.

Consequently, hopes for a snowy year-end should be abandoned, with the city heading towards 700 consecutive days without 1″ of snowfall. This warmth extends beyond NYC, as meteorologist James Tomasini from the NWS explains it is a widespread phenomenon across the country.

This forecast aligns with the data indicating 2023 as the hottest year on record, according to The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. Instead of snow, rain showers are expected on December 26th, potentially leading to flooding.

However, there is a chance of flurries as 2024 begins. The absence of flurries and warm temperatures in NYC before the year’s end can be attributed to a trend since 2002.

Despite expectations of a cold winter, meteorologists like John Homenuk and New York Metro Weather have observed temperatures in NYC that are 5.2°F and nearly 10°F warmer than usual for December, respectively. This warmth is expected to persist, with temperatures forecasted to be 10-13°F above normal.

This warmer temperature phenomenon is not exclusive to NYC but is widespread across the country, as explained by meteorologist James Tomasini from the NWS. These weather patterns correlate with 2023 being recorded as the hottest year on record, according to data from The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.

As the year concludes, rain showers are expected on December 26th, potentially causing flooding concerns. However, there is still a possibility of seeing flurries as 2024 begins, offering hope for those desiring a snowy start to the new year.

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