Sledding in Central Park

Here’s a great video of sledding in Central Park reminding us why snow can actually be fun.

Snowy Central Park from New York Lives TV on Vimeo.

Central Park Gets Twenty Inches of Snow

The first major snowstorm of the season packed quite a wallop, dumping almost two feet of snow on New York City.

Cedar Hill

National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Scalora said Central Park had gotten 20 inches as of 7 a.m. with drifts up to three feet.

The winds were strongest overnight and into the early morning hours, blowing up to 59 mph at John F. Kennedy International Airport and 55 mph at LaGuardia Airport.

White Plains in Westchester County had even stronger gusts, up to 67 mph.

NYC Storm Breaks 114-Year-Old Snowfall Record for Central Park

The park was once again blanketed by yet another winter storm which dumped over seventeen inches on the Great Lawn.  It also broke a monthly record for snowfall in Central Park that stood for 114 years, according to the National Weather Service.  As the city digs out, forecasters are already watching another storm that may hit the U.S. East Coast next week.

Click any of the images below to get an up to the minute slide show – and snow persons pageant.

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Winter Storm Piles Over 18 Inches of Snow on Central Park

Blizzard conditions existed for much of the day in Central Park as the snow continues into the early morning. However – heavy precipitation freezing temperatures weren’t enough to keep away the sledding faithful that covered Cedar Hill and other favorite alpine spots throughout the park. Not much for style points – but a big “E” for enthusiasm.