Why Does it NEVER Snow in Times Square on New Year's Eve?
New Year's Eve occurs around the start of winter on December 31st into January 1st and the most famous celebration occurs in New York City located in the northeastern United States. Snow is not uncommon in the northeast in winter, but when was the last time you ever saw a blizzard in Times Square on New Year's Eve? Blizzards aren't very rare occurrences, usually there's one every year or every other year and they can happen as early as November and last several days. The fact that one has never happened to occur while a million people are standing outside to watch the ball drop is amazing to me. According to Weather.com the only years it has ever snowed while the ball was dropping were 1926, 1934, 1948, 1952, 1961, 1967, and 2009 and "it appears that the heaviest snow falling during a drop occurred in 1967 when moderate snow was reported with 2 to 3 inches of snow on the ground." Two to three inches? In all of recorded history the worst New Year's Eve snow fall was 2-3 inches! It also appears that this year while there may be some light snow there will be no chance of a New Year's Eve blizzard in 2013. It's too bad, seeing all those people watching the giant glowing testicle descend in a blizzard would be an amazing sight.