Screwy Weather Makes New York Look Amazing

A peek at the calendar reveals that it's late January, but to look around New York, you'd think otherwise.

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A peek at the calendar reveals that it's late January, but to look around New York, you'd think otherwise. Today has been an absolutely nuts weather day with a warm thunderstorm followed by an amazing sunset inspiring seemingly everybody in the city to tweet pictures.

Where are the foot-deep puddles of slush? Where are the slick, frozen sidewalks? This whole year has been screwy weather-wise, from that hurricane to the Halloween snow (and last winter's super-rare thunder snow), but today might have been the strangest day of all. It looked like a summer thunderstorm, felt like spring rain, and bore absolutely no resemblance to last year's third apocalyptic blizzard in a row. One thing's for sure: it made for awesome pictures.

First off, though, remember this? Jan. 27 last year stayed just around freezing after this crazy night of snow:

This year, it stayed in the 50s all day, and when it wasn't shooting down rain, the sky looked "Mordorian," as Brooklyn Paper reporter Dan McLeoud tweeted. Michael Tapp shared this photo of exactly that:

Maui Tyler had the comparison shot via her Instagram:

But then the sun really came out just before dark, and we got maybe the best sunset ever in January (courtesy of Krissy4290 on Instagram):

Buildings aren't supposed to look like this in mid-winter, but here they are (courtesy of nycprgirls via Instagram):

New Yorkers, enjoy it while it lasts.

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