This morning's low of 32 degrees was one of the earliest freezing temperatures on record and came a month earlier than the typical date for the first such frosty reading. (The earliest frost on record was five days earlier in 1876.)
This morning's low was 31 degrees, breaking the record set two years earlier. This was the third earliest date for a temperature of freezing or colder.
The afternoon high reached 58 degrees for the third day in a row. (However, each day had a different AM low.)
2.78" of wind-swept rain fell today, and 5.34" over the past four days. With today's rainfall (a record for the date), Central Park's total precipitation for the year topped 60 inches, making 1989 one of the five wettest years on record - with more than two months remaining in the year. (Average annual rainfall is about 46 inches.) Today's winds gusted to 40 mph.