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Looking at all of the months of every year since the reporting of weather conditions began in Central Park in 1869, the temperature that has the distinction of occurring the most times as a month's coldest reading is 52° in June, which has occurred in 25 years (most recently in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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May 2022 was 0.8 degrees milder than average, and rainfall was somewhat above average (4.52"). The coolest reading was 45° on 5/7 and 5/8, the hottest was 93° on the last day of the month. The last time the temperature was this hot in May was in 2000 (on 5/7);... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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April was 0.9 degrees chillier than average and somewhat rainier (despite there being practically no rainfall in the month's last 11 days). The chilliest reading was 38° (on 4/2), the mildest was 79° (4/14). The last time the chilliest reading was this mild was in 2012. Only two other Aprils... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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For the purposes of this analysis, I've gathered together months that had their coldest and warmest temperature one or two days apart. On average, this has happened about once every two-and-a-half years. The difference between the coldest and warmest reading has been, on average, 42 degrees (ranging between swings of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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March 2022 was the 16th mildest March on record in New York. (March 2020 and 2021 are among the 16 that were milder.) The month was 2.5 degrees above average, with the high and low being 3.7 and 1.2 degrees above average, respectively. This March would probably have ranked among... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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Our personalities are conveyed by the clothes we wear, how we style our hair, the diction we use, etc. Another indicator is how we write our name. Some friends tell me that their first impression of someone is created by the condition of their shoes. As for me, I sometime make a snap judgement from they way someone scribbles their name on a name tag. And this applies to my perception of contestants on Jeopardy, as I'm fascinated by how they write their names on the screen that's on the podium they stand behind. For the most part, these signatures... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2022 at History As You Experienced It
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Last winter, February had much more snow than January (26.0" vs. 2.1"), but this winter the tables were turned as February had just 2.0" compared to January's 15.3". Although snowfall was minimal, there have been 31 other winters with even less snow in February (and two-thirds of those had less... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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Nationwide, 2021's top weather events included Arctic cold in Texas in mid-February that shut down much of the state's power grid; searing heat at the end of June never before experienced in the Pacific Northwest; and a deadly tornado outbreak that Kentucky bore the brunt of on Dec. 10-11. Meanwhile,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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After a December that was the third mildest on record, the first two days of January 2022 saw a continuation of these mild conditions, with highs of 56° and 59°. Then the jet stream shifted, winter-like conditions arrived, and the month became the coldest January since 2015. At 3.4 degrees... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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JANUARY 1 - It was a rainy and mild start to the new year, with a high/low of 56°/50°, and 0.79" of rain (most of which fell after dark). This was the first low of 50° or milder on 1/1 since 1979, and just the third time overall with a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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December 2021 was the third mildest on record (behind 2015 and 2001, and 0.1 degree ahead of 1984), and tied for fourteenth driest. At 4.7 degrees above average, it was the most above average month of 2021 (passing October, which was 4.1 above average). Although it ranked third for mean... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2022 at New York City Weather Archive
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With just 1.12" of rain, November 2021 was the driest November since 1976 (the driest November on record). The month was also 1.8 degrees chillier than average, making it the most below average month of the year (February and July were 1.7 and 1.5 degrees below average, respectively). This November... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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October 2021 was distinguished by having six days with highs and lows that were both in the 60s - the most such days in one month. On average, two or three of these days occur each year, and they've occurred between May and November (ranging from 5/11 to 11/21). September... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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After unprecedented rainfall in July, August, and September (each month had more than ten inches), it appeared a respite was in store during October, as the first half of the month was the driest since Oct. 2000, with just 0.15" of rain measured. However, these dry conditions came to an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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September 2021 will long be remembered for the torrential rain that fell the night of 9/1, submerging streets, highways, subway tunnels and residences. Nearly 50 deaths in the metro area were attributed to the storm (13 of them were in NYC). This unprecedented deluge was produced by the remnants of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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August was the fourth wettest August on record, but until 8/21 the month had been a dry one, with rainfall 50% below average. Then, Hurricane Henri produced 8.19" of rain over three days (Aug. 21-23), accounting for nearly 80% of August's 10.32" of rain. (The other 28 days of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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With 11.09" of rain measured in Central Park, July 2021 became the third rainiest July on record (behind 1889 and 1975), and 15th wettest month overall. This was New York's first month with ten inches or more of precipitation since June 2013 (10.10"), and the most to fall in any... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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With a scorching high of 98° on the last day of the month (along with a heat index of 106°), June 2021 became New York's ninth hottest June. This was Central Park's hottest temperature since 2013, and the hottest reading in June since another 98° high in June 1994. 6/30... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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Last May, the month's weather highlight was an Arctic outbreak in the second week of the month that produced the coldest reading in May (34°) since 1891. May 2021, meanwhile, experienced one of the chilliest ends of any May, as May 28-31 tied May 1884 for the latest four-day streak... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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April 2021 featured ten days with highs of 70° or warmer, the first time April reported this many since 2010, and just the tenth time overall. (The average number of these mild days in April is six.) This above average number of warm days resulted in the month's average high... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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For the most part, cold fronts move from west to east in the Northeast, but, occasionally, chilly air arrives from the opposite direction. When it does, this occurrence is known as a "back-door" cold front. Because such a front's winds usually come off the ocean, this type of front is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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The first week-and-a-half of March 2021 was exceedingly dry, with just 0.16" falling thru St. Patrick's Day. (3/1 was the only day with rain.) Then, in the last two weeks of the month, regular rainfalls returned, with 3.25" measured (more than 50% above average for that period). The beginning of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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Of all the months of the year, March has warmed up the most since the 19th century (1869-1900). While the average annual temperature so far this century (thru 2020) has been 3.6 degrees warmer than the average annual temperature in the late 19th century, March is 6.3 degrees warmer (April... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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Since 1980, the average date of the first reading of 80° or warmer is April 21 (a month later than the average date of the first reading of 70°+). This is about a week earlier than 1900-1979, and two weeks earlier than the 1869-1899 period. It's happened as early as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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JANUARY January 26 - The 0.1" of snow that fell was the first measurable snow since the 10.4" snowstorm of Dec. 16-17, nearly six weeks ago. Today's high and low were just three degrees apart (34°/31°). January 29 - Today, with a high/low of 25°/14°, was the coldest day of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at New York City Weather Archive
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