Although yesterday was cool (high/low of 66/58), today was even cooler as the high/low was just 62/57 under gray skies with winds out of the northeast. The day's high was 22 degrees below average.
This was the second morning in a row with a record low; today it was 54 degrees.
With a high/low of 98/75, today's mean temperature of 86.5 degrees (the average of the high and low) was the hottest of the summer. This came two days after the coolest reading of the month, which was 55 degrees.
A six-week heat wave began, with twenty-three days of 90-degree weather. The average high and low during these six weeks was 91/73.
For the second day in a row the high reached 101. The morning low was just 83.
Despite a sultry morning low of 77 degrees, the high failed to reach 90, topping out at 89.
1.26" of rain fell between midnight-1AM. This was the first rain to fall on this date in 13 years.
For the first time since 2001, a triple-digit temperature was reached in Central Park. Today's afternoon high of 103 was the hottest reading since Aug. 9, 2001.