by Alex Sosnowski
Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather reports the weather will be significantly colder this year when compared to last year at Times Square New Year's Eve, as temperatures hovered near the 50-degree mark.
Brisk and cold conditions are forecast for New York City's New Year's Eve 2012 as the crystal ball begins its downward journey. Compared to last year, it will feel 25 to 30 degrees colder this year.
For New York City and much of
the northeast, it will be a typical early winter night.
AccuWeather.com RealFeel temperatures will dip into the lower 20s in
the Big Apple.
If you will be attending or watching the festivities at Times Square, AccuWeather.com will provide the current air temperature on the Toshiba digital sign. The conditions can be viewed on EarthCam.com.
During New Year's Eve 2010, there was more than a foot of snow on the ground in Central Park. However, crews had removed much of the snow from the vicinity around Times Square to make room for close to a million revelers. That storm brought part of the New York City area two feet of snow and a general one to two feet of snow to the I-95 northeast spanning Dec. 26 and 27.
AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Samantha-Rae Tuthill has more information on New Year's Eve weather history in Times Square.
This winter continues to favor stormy conditions along part of the East Coast. The storm that hit during and just past Christmas will be followed by another storm during the last weekend of 2012.
Yet another storm will be under way during New Year's Eve over the southwest. That storm will bring snow to the Four Corners and rain and thunder to Texas and the southern plains.