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Photos from NYC's first significant snow in nearly 2 years

Central Park recorded 1.4 inches, its first measurable accumulation since Feb. 13, 2022 — a record stretch of more than 700 days.

People walk along a path as snow falls in Central Park.
People walk along a path as snow falls in Central Park in New York City on Tuesday. (Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

The streak is over: New York City recorded its first measurable snowfall in nearly two years on Tuesday, breaking a record stretch of more than 700 days without significant accumulation.

According to the National Weather Service, 1.4 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park as of 7 a.m. ET — with 0.4 inches falling before midnight and 1 inch after.

The last time New York saw measurable snowfall — at least one inch in Central Park — was on Feb. 13, 2022, when 1.6 inches fell.

According to the Weather Service, Central Park averages about 24 inches of snow per year, but last year’s mild winter brought just 2.3 inches — the smallest annual total ever.

A person walks along a snow-covered street in Brooklyn.
A person walks along a snow-covered street in Brooklyn early Tuesday. (Angela Weiss/AFP)
A worker clears snow in Times Square.
A worker clears snow in Times Square. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Snow sits on viewing binoculars at the Top of The Rock observation deck.
Snow sits on viewing binoculars at the Top of The Rock observation deck. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
People play with their dogs in the snow in Central Park.
People play with their dogs in the snow in Central Park. (Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
People walk by a snow-covered fountain in Central Park.
People walk by a snow-covered fountain in Central Park. (Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
Snow collects on Citi Bikes on Central Park South.
Snow collects on Citi Bikes on Central Park South. (Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
A city worker shovels snow from a sidewalk in Manhattan.
A city worker shovels snow from a sidewalk in Manhattan. (Charly Triballeau/AFP)
People walk over a pedestrian bridge as snow falls in Central Park.
People walk over a pedestrian bridge as snow falls in Central Park. (Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
Kids attempt to sled in Central Park.
Kids attempt to sled in Central Park. (Peter K. Afriyie/AP)

The snow in New York City Tuesday paled in comparison to the nearly 3 feet that fell in the Buffalo area over the weekend, forcing the National Football League to push Sunday’s wild-card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills back a day.

When the teams did play Monday, Bills fans had to brave subzero wind chills to clear snow from the stadium seats.

Snow blankets the stands at Highmark Stadium before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills.
Snow blankets the stands at Highmark Stadium before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Monday. (Timothy T. Ludwig/Getty Images)
A stadium worker pauses while removing snow.
A stadium worker pauses while removing snow. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)
A person clears snow from the seats before the game.
A person clears snow from the seats before the game. (Timothy T. Ludwig/Getty Images)
A young fan eats popcorn amid snow covered seats while waiting for the game to start.
A young fan eats popcorn amid snow covered seats while waiting for the game to start. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)