Although a significant snowfall actually occurred a few days ago in Central and Southwest New Jersey and Philadelphia, New York City was yet to receive a legitimate snowfall this season. Until today. Although the report of 1.4″ from Central Park may seem somewhat unimpressive, it was a wintry scene throughout much of the area including New Jersey and New York — all the way on to Long Island by later in the morning and afternoon.
The storm developed along a cold front which remained just offshore on Tuesday, and a mid level disturbance which moved over the Northeast states kicked off the development of precipitation. Favorable mid level forcing helped to develop bands of heavy snow which moved through New Jersey and New York during the morning hours. The storm continued through the afternoon before winding down. In the end, general snowfall totals of 1-3″ were observed throughout the area, with some isolated higher amounts. Below is a photoset compiled of publicly posted photos submitted to us and social networks. Enjoy!