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April Showers Freeze as Snow Returns to New York

By Trevor Kapp | April 16, 2014 9:35am
 A trace of snow hit parts of the city overnight.
A trace of snow hit parts of the city overnight.
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MIDTOWN — April showers are supposed to be rain.

Days after a weekend of summer temperatures, winter made a return trip to New York City, leaving cars covered in snow and a chill in the air Wednesday morning.

It was blamed on a cold air mass that swept down from Canada.

“Why did I wake up to snow on my car?! Was it not 70 degrees just a few days ago? Or was I dreaming...” tweeted @katherine_nyc.

“Mid april snow in NYC. You gotta be kidding,” tweeted @OtahBoi.

“This is not normal,” a National Weather Service spokesman said.

“But sometimes you get these cold-air masses that come down from Canada. It’s a late winter, early spring pattern.”

Two days after temperatures reached 75 degrees, Wednesday’s high was expected to peak at just 49, with the low dipping all the way down to 34 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning across the city until 10 a.m.

While April 16 is late in the season for the white stuff, Central Park was hit with 3 inches on April 25, 1875, the latest snowfall on record in the city.