Record cold coming to an end

A pattern change will put an end to our cold spring.

Posted: May 12, 2020 5:07 PM
Updated: May 12, 2020 5:20 PM

It's been really cold lately, hasn't it? The weather pattern shifted in the middle of April and we've seen colder than usual weather for about 4 weeks. Here are the records that have fallen in that time period:

4/23 Record daily low set 21°. Previous record 21° in 1978.
5/6 Record daily low tied at 29°. Previous record in 1970.
5/9 Record lowest high of 39°. Previous record 40° in 1966.

We could set one more record low temperature tonight. The record is 27° set in 1928.

We saw snow during this time period, too. A total of 8 days saw snowfall in this stretch, with a total of 2.1" in Utica. The higher elevations saw much more snowfall during this time period, with over a foot back on the last Sunday of April in Otsego County.

Going forward, the weather patterns finally chance. The jet stream finally lifts north, bringing a return to more typical weather for May. Highs are expected to climb into the 60s and 70s heading into the weekend and beyond.

New York Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 373040

Reported Deaths: 29968
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20437721649
Nassau405722127
Suffolk399801909
Westchester336331378
Rockland13223646
Orange10449444
Erie6173524
Dutchess3936142
Monroe2989216
Onondaga2228139
Albany1900112
Ulster169677
Sullivan139231
Putnam126260
Oneida104949
Niagara104865
Schenectady69629
Broome57844
Rensselaer49328
Saratoga48414
Columbia39134
Madison31710
Warren25528
Steuben24241
Greene24118
Orleans24137
Washington23713
Fulton21218
Ontario2099
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13121
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Herkimer1113
Oswego1103
Clinton974
Cayuga931
Montgomery934
Cattaraugus890
Chautauqua864
Wyoming865
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
Seneca590
Schoharie510
Allegany480
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
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