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Central Park reported 4.4 inches of snowfall yesterday, shattering the 1878 record of 0.1 inches. Not only setting a record for a Nov. 7, it was the earliest 4-inch snowfall total in the park’s history, NBCNewYork.com reported. By Thursday morning the total had reached 4.7 inches.
Snow storms are unusual at this time of year in the New York City area. In fact, it’s the first time in recorded history that snowfall has ever been recorded at Islip, N.Y., Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
Bridgeport, Conn., saw 3.5 inches, almost doubling the former record of 2.0 inches set in 1953.
Newark, N.J. reported 2.0 inches; far surpassing the previous record of a trace amount in 1981.
Parts of southern New Jersey saw more than 9 inches, while 6.1 inches was recorded at Newark Airport, which canceled most flights in advance of the storm.
Nassau County’s Malverne recorded 6.5 inches, while Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay had 3 inches. Flushing in Queens saw 7 inches, the Bronx’s Riverdale had 4.4 inches, and 6.4 inches was recorded in Great Kills on Staten Island.
The Weather Channel forecast three inches of snow in Philadelphia, and six to 12 inches in southeastern New York and New England.
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Good news!A publisher in Italy has now translated Not by Fire but by Ice into Italian.