No matter what time of year you are traveling to the Hilton Garden Inn in Chelsea NY, understanding the climate and weather conditions in a typical New York day is always helpful for planning your stay. Discover the environment, and you will know what to expect and how to dress appropriately before even arriving at the hotel.
Located in the northeast region of the United States, New York City is classified as a humid subtropical climate. The winters are long and cold in the Plateau Divisions of the state. In the majority of winter seasons, a temperature of -15° or colder can be expected in the southwestern and east-central highlands (Southern Plateau). Average winter snowfall for 1971 to 2000 has been 22.4 inches (57 cm), but this usually varies considerably from year to year. The New York City area and lower portions of the Hudson Valley have rather warm summers by comparison, with some periods of high, uncomfortable humidity. Summer daytime temperatures usually range from the upper 70s to mid 80s over much of the State, producing an atmospheric environment favorable to many athletic, recreational, and other outdoor activities. New York City receives around 49.7 inches (1,260 mm) of precipitation annually, which is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. Tropical storms such as hurricanes are rare, but can strike the area (as Hurricane Irene proved in 2011). Although New York City has a high reliance on mass transit, it is one of the most energy efficient cities in the United States. Its greenhouse gas emissions are 7.1 metric tons per person, compared with the national average of 24.5.