Beginning late on Nov. 5 and continuing through early afternoon today a nor'easter dumped 4.30" of rain, with nearly three inches falling today (a record for the date, which still stands). This deluge followed a near rain-free October, its 0.14" making it the second driest month on record. Furthermore, the amount of rain from this storm was greater than what fell in any month in 1963, and it prevented this year from becoming the driest on record.
One of New York's greatest rainstorms began in the morning and continued through the afternoon of Nov. 8. The first wave of rain that moved through today, largely between 9AM and 5PM, amounted to 1.79". However, the steady downpours that made this a historical storm would fall the next day.
The 0.68" of rain that fell between noon and 10PM was the first rain on this date in 15 years.
Just nine days after the region was raked by hurricane Sandy's high winds and record storm surge, a nor'easter lashed the area. It moved far enough off the coast to pull cold air into the region, changing the rain to snow by 2PM. 4.7" fell (4.3" of it today), making this the earliest 4-inch snowfall on record (the previous record was in 1989 when 4.7" fell on Nov. 22-23). This was just the fifth snowfall of one-inch+ to occur in November in the past 40 years - and the first since 1997. It was also the largest accumulation of the calendar year, topping the 4.3" that fell on Jan. 21.
The day's high temperature was reached shortly before 2AM - 72°. This made it the fifth day in a row with a high in the 70s. The temperature then slowly fell throughout the day, but it was still a mild 53° at midnight. During the first week of November the high/low averaged 70/56 -11 degrees milder than average and more typical of late September.