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Looking Back at New York City Weather: April 28

Today in New York Weather History: April 17

 

1918

This was the third day in a row with a high of 74° (fourteen degrees above average).  These warm days came less than a week after three cold days, with highs of 38°, 35°, and 42° (twenty degrees below average).

1976

Today was the beginning of a four-day heat wave in which high temperatures averaged 31 degrees above average: 91° (today)-96°-92°-89°.  This was unprecedented for so early in the year, until 2002 when there was another nearly identical heat wave from April 16-19.  

 

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1980

The morning low was 32°, thirteen degrees colder than average, and one of the latest dates in Central Park for a last frost.  (The typical date is April 1.)

1984

After three damp and chilly days, today was sunny and pleasant, with a high of 67°.  It was great weather for the home opener for the Mets but, unfortunately, the sunshine didn't inspire the Mets, as they were walloped by Montreal 10-0.

 

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1986

Rain that began the night of April 15 continued through mid-afternoon today.  Total rainfall was 2.78", with the bulk falling yesterday (1.91"). 

2002

Today's high was a sizzling 96°, tying April 18, 1976 as New York's hottest day on record in April.  Today's high temperature was 35 degrees above average, one of the greatest departures on record.  Furthermore, this morning's low of 74° was the earliest date ever for a low in the 70s.  

 

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2003

After a back-door cold front dropped yesterday's temperature from a summery 88° to 51°, today's temperature fell slowly throughout the day and was down to 36° by midnight.

2005

After a low of 42°, the temperature recovered to 77°.

2012

For the 15th day in a row, no precipitation fell.  This would be the longest dry spell of 2012, and was the longest since Aug./Sept. 2010, when there was a rain-free streak of seventeen days.

2013

This was the 18th day in a row in which no high temperature was duplicated.  During these days, high temperatures ranged between 43° and 82° degrees (with eleven of the highs falling between 52° and 64°.)

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