Today's high/low of 65/46 was 22 degrees above average and came three weeks after a high/low of 20/-2, which was 23 degrees below average.
For the third time in the past five years more than an inch of rain fell on this date. 1.54" fell this year, 1.69" in 1977 and 1.21" in 1975. Today's rain washed away the remaining snow on the ground from the President's Day snowstorm five days ago (12.7" fell).
Today's high of 75° broke the old record by 10 degrees and tied Feb. 25, 1930 for the warmest reading ever reported in February. This followed by two months a 70-degree day at the end of December (and one month after a sub-zero morning low).
Snow moved in during the evening and by 3AM on the 25th six inches had accumulated.
This was the first morning since Dec. 26 with less than an inch of snow on the ground in Central Park, a span of sixty days.
The morning low was just 4° above zero, one of the latest dates for a temperature this cold. This was the ninth day this winter with a low in the single digits (seven of them occurring in the past twelve days), joining twenty other winters with that many (since 1870). The last winter to have this many was in 1994. Today was also the 50th day in a row in which the temperature failed to rise above 43°.
Under sunny skies the temperature rose to 70°, the earliest 70-degree reading in ten years (and one month earlier than the average date of the first 70 of the year). Although this wasn't a record (see 1985), the morning low of 58° was. The day's mean temperature was 26 degrees above average and came five days after the high/low of 65/53 was 23 degrees above average.