How much snow can you expect this winter in New York? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says that more snow is expected in New York this winter. The NOAA’s 2021 Winter Outlook created a helpful tool that is made each year to to give you an estimate for how much snow you'll have. See more details below.
From the photo above, you can see that most of New York has a 50 to 60 percent chance of having more snow than average this year. Only the southeastern tip of the state has a 40 to 50 percent chance of having more snow than average this winter season. So, how much snow does that really mean for you in New York? Historically speaking, Albany averages approximately 15.6 inches of snow in January. Old Forge averages approximately 47 inches. Buffalo averages approximately 27 inches of snow in January. New York City averages around 7 inches of snow. This is according to this source which lists out most major cities in the state. You can just use these averages as a great starting point for what you can expect this winter.
If more snow is coming your way this year, It's important that you are ready for winter weather. Thankfully, there are a variety of things that you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe. Here are some helpful tips from NYC Emergency Management.
One of the smartest moves you can make is to inspect your vehicle. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure your vehicle is ready for ice and snow. You really should have a certified mechanic inspect the brakes, battery, hoses and belts on your vehicle. And don't forget to top off all fluids. Something as simple as having a blanket in your car and having a good snow scraper ready to go can make a huge difference when facing severe weather in the winter. The small steps you take right now can help you avoid trouble when severe weather comes your way.