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This post is a summary of the weather in February in NYC, including average temperatures, how much snow to expect, plus tips on what to wear and what to do. Check out our weather reports for January and March.
Early in February, afternoon temperatures tend to be mostly in the upper 30s f (3-4 C) while overnight and early morning lows dip into the mid to upper 20s f (-3 to -4 C). A few of the colder mornings can see temperature dropping into the lower teens (-10 to -12 C).
As the month progresses, daytime high temperatures begin to warm up a bit, getting up into the mid-40s F (6-7 C) with a few days reaching into the mid-50s F (12-14 C).
Skies tend to be sunny or at least partly sunny for about 17 days while some precipitation occurring, on average, on about 9-10 days.
About 3 of these days will record some snow, 2 of which will see a snowfall of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) and about 1 day on average records a snowfall of 3 inches (7.6 cm) or more.
Past Februaries have seen total snowfalls from as little as a trace to almost 37 inches (94 cm); however, the long-term average is just over 9 inches (23 cm).
Check out our full post for predicting when it will snow in NYC this winter.
March is the month of seasonal transition. Appropriate clothing can make or break a trip, so packing a little extra this month might be sensible for your stay in New York City. As the month progresses, spring appears. It’s not a perfect formula, so it’s a good idea to have layers and a warm jacket.
You’ll also want to bring a medium to light jacket for those days when the temperature rises into the 50’s and 60’s. The temperature will vary from scarves and gloves to skirts and short sleeves.
Of course, your tolerance depends on what climate you’re coming from. It’s best to be prepared for both seasons so your comfort level is optimized, making your trip to the Big Apple the greatest experience of your lifetime!
Even though it is winter, there are many things to do in NYC inside and out. Below is the top 10 list from our post on things to do in NYC in February.
Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.