Today was the third day in a row with a low temperature in the 80s, the first time for this occurrence. There have been four other streaks of this length since then: one in 1906, two in 1908 and one in 2013.
Low temperatures from Aug. 7 thru today: 65°-66°-67°-68°-69° (today)
Today's high of 99° was the third this summer (the others occurred on on 7/3 and 7/29), and is the most of any year. The year also had one day with a high of 98° and two in the triple digits, making this the first year to have six days with highs of 98° or hotter (there have since been four other years with six or more such days, including two years, 1955 and 1953, with eight and seven, respectively).
The first bands of heavy rain from Hurricane Connie, which made landfall today in North Carolina, moved into the New York metro area after 10 PM, with nearly half an inch of rain falling between 10-11 PM. Rain would fall for 39 hours, until the morning of 8/13, amounting to more than seven inches in total.
Today's high was 93°, the sixth day of the last seven to have highs in the 90s. This was less than a month after a searing nine-day heat wave.
During a nighttime thunderstorm, 0.45" of rain fell in an hour (11-midnight), nearly half of the month's total (1.16"). Earlier in the day the high reached 93°.
This was the end of a six-day, monsoon-like rainy spell in which 9.85" fell. Today, 0.79" fell between 8-9 PM. Four of the past six days saw more than an inch of rain. In total, 1.50" fell today; last year on this date 1.90" was measured.
Rain fell for the twelfth consecutive day, the longest rainy streak on record. 5.57" of rain fell during this span, but just 0.01" today and 0.02" yesterday.
0.59" of rain poured down between 3-4 PM and was more rain than what fell in the past two weeks.
Today's high was 97°, the first day of a four-day heat wave. This followed another four-day heat wave the previous week (Aug. 2-5).
0.83" of rain thundered down in fifteen minutes between 10:45-11 AM. In total, 1.18" was measured by the time the rain ended a little before 3 PM. (The next time rain fell on this date, in 2015, 1.17" of rain fell.)
Today was the 27th day of the past twenty-eight with a high of 85° or warmer (the only day below 85° was Aug. 1, which had a high of 80°). Fifteen of the days during this four-week period had highs in the 90s - including today's 93°.
The air was thick with humidity, and for the second day in a row the dew point peaked at a very oppressive 77° (today's came during the evening, yesterday's was during mid-afternoon). Combined with today's high of 91°, the heat index reached 102°. Additionally, today's dew point was 74° or warmer for 12 consecutive hours, from 8 AM until 8 PM.
A record amount of rain fell today (2.90"), with most of it pouring down between daybreak and 10 AM. This amount brought total rainfall since July 12 to 12.36", nearly eight inches above average for the period.