Publication Date April 28, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas was New York City's heaviest snowstorm on record, NOAA review says

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An analysis of the snowfall from Jonas. Image: NOAA

January's Winter Storm Jonas was the heaviest snowstorm on record in New York City, according to a post-storm review released by NOAA on Thursday.

The new preliminary official measurement for the Jan. 22-23 snowstorm at New York City's Central Park was adjusted up to 27.5 inches. The original storm total was 26.8 inches, but NOAA review found that was too low due to miscommunication between that National Weather Service in Upton, New York, and the Central Park Conservancy, which is responsible for taking the measurements