August 22 is a good date for making outdoor plans as rain has fallen on this date just four times since 1978, making it the third least likeliest day to see rain in New York City (behind July 30 and October 6, which are tied as least rainy).
Today was the 15th day of the past seventeen to have highs of 85 degrees or warmer. The average high during these days was 87.4, 4.5 degrees warmer than average.
Although April 18 had the year's hottest high temperature (96 degrees), today, with a high/low of 94/74, had the year's highest mean temperature - 84 degrees.
For the 16th year in a row no rain fell on this date. This morning's low of 60 degrees was the coolest reading of the month.
Rain that began yesterday during the late afternoon continued for the entire day today and amounted to 3.02" (1.85" fell today on top of yesterday's 1.17"). This was NYC's biggest rainstorm since last August when 3.20" fell on the 16th and 17th. It was also the first time rain fell on this date since 1977 (when 1.22" fell).
Today's high was 90 degrees, the eighth, and last, 90-degree day of the year (a typical year has eighteen).
Today was the sixth day this month with a low in the 50s, tying August 1989 for the most morning lows in the 50s during August (going back to 1970).
0.40" of rain fell between 2-3AM and 0.74" in total. A lot more rain fell in New Jersey and north of Westchester County.
It was dreary and humid with a number of heavy downpours during the afternoon that amounted to 1.69". This was the rainiest day since the end of March.