« Today in New York Weather History: July 30 | Main | Looking Back at New York Weather: July 31 »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


hi Rob. how confident are you about this summer being torrid? 2010, 2002, 1995, 1988 and 1980 all had 29 or more 90° days. based on this seven to eight year pattern, I predict this year will be no different.


An interesting observation, but I don't think weather patterns adhere to numerical patterns. And during the 30-year period you cited, there were also other hot summers: 1983, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1999 and 2016. Bottom line, I think it's a crap shoot.


Well, I guess my prediction was wrong. New York didn't quite reach (29) 90° days in 2018, but the city did get close though, with 25, including four days with a high of 89°.

Harry Mandel

One thing I noticed, I think purely coincidental, is most of the "same digit" years in the 20th century had very hot summers, I know that is true of 1911, 1944, 1955, 1966, 1977, 1988 and 1999; not as sure about 1922 and 1933. I believe 2011 was pretty hot too.


Neither 1922 nor 1933 had an exceptionally hot summer, as each year had ten and 21 ninety degree days respectively.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)