Snow totals: Spring storm brings heaviest April snowfall in NYC since 1982

NEW YORK — A spring storm that blanketed the Northeast and even forced the New York Yankees to postpone their home opener Monday brought the most snowfall NYC has seen in any April since 1982.

Flowers bud on trees as people walk through the snow in an early spring storm on April 2, 2018 in NYC. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Heavy snowfall began overnight and continued throughout the Monday morning commute.  As temperatures crept toward the day’s forecast high of 43 degrees, snow melted as it hit many sidewalks and roadways. In other areas, however, it stuck.

Images showed snow-covered seats at Yankee Stadium hours before the team’s home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays was scheduled for 1 p.m. The game has since been moved to Tuesday afternoon.

Across social media, people shared pictures of the tri-state looking like a white winter wonderland two weeks after the spring season officially began.

In Central Park, 5.5 inches of accumulation was recorded by 10 a.m., as the snow began to taper off.

This makes it the snowiest day in any April since 1982, and seventh snowiest since recording started in 1869, according to the National Weather Service.

The 1982 record of 9.6 inches is the third-highest snowfall for any day in April since recording started — although third place is a far cry from first. NYC saw a whopping 13.5 inches in 1875.

The snowiest Aprils in NYC are:

  1. 13.5 inches in 1875
  2. 10.2 inches in 1915
  3. 9.6 inches in 1982
  4. 8.5 inches in 1924
  5. 6.5 inches in 1944 and 1917
  6. 5.8 inches in 1907
  7. 5.5 inches in 2018

Other snowfall totals across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for Monday, as of 12:30 p.m., are as follows:

NEW YORK

…Bronx County…
Pelham Parkway House 6.5 1115 AM 4/02 Public
Fordham 6.5 950 AM 4/02 Public
Parkchester 5.5 1030 AM 4/02 Co-Op Observer
Dodgewood 4.0 1000 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS

…Kings County…
Red Hook 4.0 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Sheepshead Bay 4.0 1000 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…Nassau County…
Centre Island 7.0 1100 AM 4/02 Law Enforcement
Manhasset 6.3 1035 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Oyster Bay 6.3 1012 AM 4/02 Fire Dept/Rescue
East Hills 6.0 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Massapequa 5.6 1030 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
East Williston 5.5 1015 AM 4/02 Public
Plainview 5.0 1030 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Albertson 5.0 1030 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
1 S Merrick 4.8 1044 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Bethpage 4.8 1000 AM 4/02 Public
Old Bethpage 4.5 1200 PM 4/02 Trained Spotter
East Meadow 4.5 925 AM 4/02 Social Media
Wantagh 3.9 1005 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…New York County…
Grammercy Park 6.2 1018 AM 4/02 Law Enforcement
Stuyvesant Town 5.7 920 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Central Park 5.5 1000 AM 4/02 Park Conservancy
Loisaida 3.6 1030 AM 4/02 NYC OEM CERT
Harlem 3.1 1015 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS

…Orange County…
Monroe 6.0 930 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Gardnertown 5.0 942 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Salisbury Mills 5.0 845 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
New Windsor 4.9 1015 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Mount Hope 4.3 1120 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Rock Tavern 4.3 930 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Washingtonville 4.2 1200 PM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Westtown 4.1 935 AM 4/02 Social Media

…Putnam County…
Mahopac 6.0 1125 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Putnam Valley 5.7 1035 AM 4/02 Broadcast Media
Brewster 5.5 1018 AM 4/02 Public

…Queens County…
Whitestone 6.4 915 AM 4/02 Public
Bayside 6.2 940 AM 4/02 Social Media
Little Neck 5.8 1050 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
NYC/LaGuardia Airpor 5.5 1000 AM 4/02 FAA Observer
Astoria 5.4 945 AM 4/02 Social Media
Rego Park 4.6 1000 AM 4/02 NYC OEM CERT
NYC/JFK Airport 3.7 1000 AM 4/02 FAA Observer

…Richmond County…
Richmond 2.2 1000 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS

…Rockland County…
Chestnut Ridge 5.8 909 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Nyack 4.3 915 AM 4/02 Public

…Suffolk County…
Sayville 6.6 1010 AM 4/02 NWS Employee
1 ENE Quogue 6.5 1100 AM 4/02 Public
Sound Beach 6.3 1030 AM 4/02 NWS Employee
Shoreham 6.3 1040 AM 4/02 Public
Riverhead 6.2 1045 AM 4/02 NWS Employee
Smithtown 6.1 1045 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
West Babylon 5.9 950 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
East Hampton 5.5 1110 AM 4/02 Public
Patchogue 5.3 1129 AM 4/02 NWS Employee
Baiting Hollow 5.2 900 AM 4/02 Co-Op Observer
Jamesport 5.1 1040 AM 4/02 Public
Commack 5.0 900 AM 4/02 Public
Islip Airport 4.6 1100 AM 4/02 FAA Observer
Ronkonkoma 4.3 1020 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
Upton 4.3 1030 AM 4/02 NWS Office
Lindenhurst 4.2 855 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Ridge 3.4 1035 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
Southampton 2.8 857 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…Westchester County…
White Plains 7.8 1015 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
New Rochelle 7.6 1015 AM 4/02 Public
Yonkers 7.5 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Harrison 7.0 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Bedford 6.6 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Armonk 6.6 1000 AM 4/02 Public
Croton-On-Hudson 6.4 1030 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Mount Kisco 6.2 1015 AM 4/02 Public

NEW JERSEY

…Bergen County…
Westwood 7.1 1045 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Allendale 6.7 1015 AM 4/02 Public
Ridgewood 6.5 930 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Franklin Lakes 6.3 1015 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
Northvale 6.2 920 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
East Rutherford 6.1 1015 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Mahwah 6.1 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Englewood 5.9 1004 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Rivervale 5.4 945 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…Essex County…
Bloomfield 7.5 1030 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
West Orange 7.0 1000 AM 4/02 Public
Maplewood 6.4 1000 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS

…Hudson County…
Kearny 6.8 955 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Harrison 6.5 1230 PM 4/02 Co-Op Observer

…Passaic County…
1 SSE Newfoundland 6.2 1100 AM 4/02 Co-Op Observer
Pompton Lakes 6.0 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Bloomingdale 5.2 1102 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…Union County…
Roselle Park 6.5 915 AM 4/02 Public
Union 6.5 910 AM 4/02 Social Media
Summit 6.0 900 AM 4/02 Public
Plainfield 5.5 900 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Newark Airport 5.0 1000 AM 4/02 FAA Observer

CONNECTICUT

…Fairfield County…
New Canaan 7.5 1045 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
New Fairfield 7.2 1045 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Norwalk 6.5 1050 AM 4/02 Public
Weston 6.5 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Trumbull 6.5 1035 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Newtown 6.1 1100 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS
Fairfield 6.1 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Easton 6.1 1030 AM 4/02 Public
Bridgeport Airport 6.0 1130 AM 4/02 Co-Op Observer
Wilton 6.0 1100 AM 4/02 Broadcast Media
Danbury 5.6 1000 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Bethel 5.5 1130 AM 4/02 Emergency Manager
Stamford 5.2 930 AM 4/02 Social Media

…Middlesex County…
Clinton 5.8 1130 AM 4/02 Broadcast Media

…New Haven County…
East Wallingford 7.1 1215 PM 4/02 Public
Milford 6.7 1130 AM 4/02 Public
Madison 6.5 1100 AM 4/02 Public
North Haven 6.3 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
3 NW Hamden 6.2 1215 PM 4/02 Public
Hamden 6.1 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Wallingford 6.0 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Oxford 5.5 1030 AM 4/02 Amateur Radio
Branford 5.5 1110 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
East Haven 5.2 1100 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Stony Creek 5.0 1012 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Waterbury 5.0 1145 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
West Haven 4.5 1130 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter

…New London County…
Ledyard Center 5.6 1145 AM 4/02 Trained Spotter
Lebanon 5.0 1030 AM 4/02 Public