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 20 degrees colder this year.
A bit of natural confetti may be falling from the skies on the city streets in the form of a few flurries.
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 upper 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 over 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. For New York City and other areas, it would not be the last giant snowstorm of the winter of 2010-2011.
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.
Yet another storm will be under way during New Year's Eve over part of the Central United States with some snow.
That storm will bring snow to the Four Corners and rain and thunder to Texas and the southern Plains.
The flow of cold air will pick up during the first week of the New Year into the Northeast U.S.
A repeat of Saturday's warmth is not expected anytime soon in Harrisburg, with the weather taking a cooler and wet turn.
Low pressure developing in the Tasman Sea will lead to strong wind, rain and pounding surf along the eastern Australia coast.
Saturday's warmth will be replaced by more clouds and the arrival of late-day rain on Sunday before the danger for violent storms returns on Monday.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Round after round of drenching rain will continue to cause flooding in the South, while another dose of rain may renew flooding in the Ohio Valley this weekend.
Ahead of the monsoon season in India, temperatures will swell well above normal in parts of India and Pakistan.
Rapid City, SD (1970)
22" of snow (17th-18th) -- 24-hour record.
Heat wave in Northeast -- 95 degrees in Washington, DC, tied April record. 94 degrees in Philadelphia, PA.
SE Virginia (1983)
4" snow at Hampton, 3" snow at Newport News (heaviest snowfalls on record so late in the season).