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Old 02-15-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Hello, I have been planning on moving to NYC for quite sometime. My question is concerning NYC weather. -- I personally love cold weather, NYC tends to be mild does it not?

How many months in the year are the temperatures start to get "cool" and is NYC a rainy city? Is there a lot of rainfall and snow that comes into NYC during the winter months?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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What's cool? I know in some areas of the country 67 degrees is considered frigid. There's no such thing as a typical year, but this winter we've had about four days when it stayed below freezing, lots of days in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Hardly any snow this year -- a couple inches a few days ago, quickly washed away by rain and warmer temps. When I was growing up about 60 land miles from here in the '50s and '60s, we had a few significant snowstorms almost every year.

Also, I don't know how you define "rainy," but it doesn't seem so to me.

Summer's hot and humid. You get more heat coming up from the blacktop when you cross the street. It's baaaaaaad!

I just entered "New York City weather patterns" into Google and got almost a quarter million answers. I'll leave it to you to sort through them.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Generally the weather in NYC is sh*tty with a chance of showers.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC has nice weather. The winter is mild compared to other northeastern/midwestern cities. This is due to it's close proximity to the Atlantic ocean which seems to moderate the temperature. However, I would not say we have a mild climate. The winter there are few days (rare) where we are below 20 degrees farenheit. Usually it's 32-45 in winter. Not an isnane amount of snow either. The summer is hot and humid however.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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Well to me, it starts to get cool around mid to late September. Even then, it is still warm during the day (maybe in the lower 70 and upper to mid 60's on average) It really doesn't get "cold" to maybe around late November/ early December (temps in the low 50s in the day going into the 40s) Like everyone is saying, it is a matter of personal preference. I know some people who laught at NYC's winter. While others will freeze. This winter is rather warm. Not that much snow and we only had about 2 deep cold snaps this winter. (One back in January the other a few weeks back). As for rain. I guess it's normal the Northeast. Spring will see the most rain. Summer we get T-storms because of the humidity. Fall is "normal" Winter will see a mix of snow or rain.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Non-weather freaks, don't read this!

It would be good to know where you're from, so one could compare a little. Winter's not particularly cold here, at least compared with say, Chicago. On average, it's in the upper 30s in the day, 20s at night, can be a little windy at times. One thing NYC's got in its favor is that we get a fair amount of sunshine in the winter (about 50% of the time) which is better than in the Midwest or most of the South. Some winters, not most, you'll get a handful of 6''-plus storms and a string of days where the high temps are only in the teens or around 20. Rare that it gets below zero, though. Go an hour or so upstate and it's way colder, though.

Fall hangs around well into November and tends to be dry and sunny, not much wind ... spring comes a little late because of the cold ocean, is changeable, occasionally rainy and stormy, and doesn't stay reliably nice until late April-mid-May. Rain falls about 1 day in 3. July and August can get pretty steamy, and you'd want AC a lot of nights, but there are occasional breaks, days when it doesn't hit 80 ... June & Sept. are great, not to mention May and October.

Weather really isn't an extreme factor here ... rarely gets in the way of much.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Oh! One more thing about the summer heat. It stays hot at night. Unlike most of the rest of the planet, sunset is not soon followed by a perceptible drop in temperature. Between the heat-holding pavement, the humid air and the absence of wind, midsummer overnight temps rarely dip below 75. If you don't run AC, you're likely to wake up in wet sheets.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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I searched for this thread (Did not want to start a new one) I am moving to NYC officially in January 2009.

Are NYC seasons considered to be distinct?
Does it also rain a lot in NYC. What is the annual rainfall. I heard that it does not snow much, but there are a lot of cloudy days.

Is NYC more a cloudier, colder city? Does that make sense? What is NYC weather most famous for?

For ex. Seattle's weather is famous for being Overcast/Cloudy & Rainy/Drizzle.
Los Angeles -- Sunny almost all year long
San Francisco -- Is famous for its fog (Not so much the sun I think)
Phoenix -- mainly for its Heat.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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What you're asking about is climate, not weather.

Look here: Geography of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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i would say it is mild compared to upsate snow of albany
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