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January 2023 is nearing a conclusion. It will very likely rank as the second warmest January on record in New York City where records go back to 1869. Though yesterday, New York City had seen a record 33 consecutive days with above normal temperatures (the old record was 31 consecutive days). New York City has yet to see any measurable snowfall. No winter has gone later without a measurable snowfall. The lowest temperature so far has been 28°. No previous January had seen a monthly minimum temperature above 25°.
On account of the exceptional warmth, flowers have appeared at the New York Botanical Garden and elsewhere in the New York City Metro Area. Those flowers could be endangered by a brief but very sharp shot of cold that is likely late this week.
Thank you for sharing your article on the near-record warm January in New York City. It is alarming to hear that this January is likely to be the second warmest on record and that the city has yet to see any measurable snowfall. The fact that flowers have appeared at the New York Botanical Garden and other areas in the city is a concerning indicator of the effects of climate change. It is unfortunate that these blossoms may be endangered by the sudden cold that is expected later this week. Your article serves as a reminder of the urgent need to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect our planet’s fragile ecosystems. Ruangidea