It was a very chilly day, with a high/low of 50/38 (19 degrees below average). Winds were out of the northwest and skies were a mix of sun and clouds. The morning low tied the record.
A morning downpour greeted Pope John Paul II as he traveled down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral on his way to Madison Square Garden, where he was attending a children's reception. I saw him pass by in his "pope mobile" as I walked to work.