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This is second snowiest February in NYC history

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Tuesday morning's snowfall officially made this month the second snowiest February recorded in New York City.

The National Weather Service said 28.8 inches of snow has been recorded in Central Park this month, beating 27.9 inches during February 1934. The record for the snowiest February was set in 2010, which saw 36.9 inches of snow.

"We're already good for second, if we just got no...

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Janison: Mayor de Blasio's school decision hits rough weather

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(Credit: A child walks to school during a snowstorm on Feb. 13, 2014 in New York. (John Moore/Getty))

Trying to help defend Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial decision to open public schools Thursday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña fueled skepticism with an odd weather report of her own.

Standing alongside the mayor during a late- morning snow briefing, she said: “And by the way, just coming down here, it has totally stopped snowing. It is absolutely a beautiful day out there right now.”

At...

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De Blasio defends decision to keep schools open during snowstorm

Barbara Newsome of Hell's Kitchen, walking with her

(Credit: Barbara Newsome walks with her son Preston, 4, on Feb. 13, 2014. (Agaton Strom))

UPDATED 2/13/14, 7:13 P.M.: Mayor Bill de Blasio came under intense criticism yesterday from parents, the teachers’ union and some of his political allies yesterday over the city’s decision to keep public schools open despite blizzard-like conditions in the morning hours.

Even popular NBC weatherman Al Roker joined the second-guessers’ chorus, prompting de Blasio to retort: “It's a different...

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Another snowstorm sets sights for Big Apple

A stroll through Brooklyn on February 3, 2014.

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Mother Nature will be playing her old winter song for the Big Apple again.

Forecasters predict the latest storm that will hit before midnight Wednesday and last until Thursday night will bring in more snow to the tri-state area. How much more snow we're getting depends on the storm's trajectory, according to the National Weather Service.

"If it is closer to the coast there will be warmer...

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More snow predicted for city this Wednesday

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(Credit: Two men clear snow in East Harlem on Feb. 3, 2014. (Stan Honda/Getty)))

New Yorkers hoping the winter storms are over will have to wait a little longer as meteorologists say another storm Wednesday night could bring at least six inches of snow.

The National Weather Service predicts snowfall beginning Wednesday night around midnight and continuing through about noon Thursday. The Big Apple could see more of a rain-snow mix than consistent snow, depending on how...

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Bad weather spoils New Yorkers' plans to flee bad weather

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(Credit: A plane is de-iced at Newark Liberty International Airport on Feb. 3, 2014. (EPA/Tannen Maury))

Lemme outta here!

Weather weary New Yorkers are eager to escape the relentless lash of winter by booking vacations, but those with current escape plans have some, umm, problems.

Whenever the mercury plunges, customers book trips for warm weather destinations "like the Bahamas and the Caribbean," said Jonathan Garcia, a travel coordinator for First in Service Travel. He estimates business...

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S'now more, por favor! New Yorkers want a break from the white stuff

Pedestrians pick their way over icy, slushy sidewalks

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Enough already!

That is the sentiment of weather weary New Yorkers who have had it up to their mufflers with frigid temps, icy streets, oceans at intersections and cramped, unpredictable commutes.

The relentless whip of winter -- which is set to sock us with more snow today and again this weekend -- has also slashed incomes and added agita to an already beleaguered population.

"I'm...

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Even more snow on its way this week

Two men clear snow on Fifth Avenue February

(Credit: Two men clear snow in East Harlem on Feb. 3, 2014. (Stan Honda/Getty)))

New Yorkers will get no respite from Monday's snow storm with two more expected to blow into the city before the week's end.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch through Wednesday. There is also a storm forecast for the weekend, with a 50% chance of snow expected for Sunday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday announced the deployment of 450 salt spreaders, 1,500 plows and...

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Super Bowl forecast: No snow, temps above freezing

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Snow may no longer be part of the Super Bowl weather discussion, with only a slight chance of showers Sunday. But temperature has become an increasingly interesting element -- higher, not lower.

With all the angst over the possibility of blizzard conditions for the game, the high for the day is now forecast to be in the mid-40s, meteorologists say.

Based on Thursday morning's data, look...

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'Mayor' culpa: De Blasio admits city flubbed UES snow cleanup

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Hours after brushing off complaints that snow-removal crews bungled the cleanup on Manhattan’s Upper East Side from Tuesday’s storm, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio did an about-face yesterday and conceded, “more could have been done.”

His admission — which followed complaints that snow-clogged major throroughfares in the area resulted in traffic paralysis — stood in contrast to his comments...

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