This was the fourth day in a row with a low in the 50s (59°-56°-58°-56°). These readings were ten degrees cooler than average. The low on the 8th is a record that still stands. (By contrast, there were no readings in the 50s in July between 2010 and 2020.)
For the second day in a row, the temperature rose into the triple digits, similar to last year on the same two dates. This has yet to be repeated.
The high rose into the 90s for the fifth year in a row on this date. This streak would be equaled three other times: July 17, 1979-83; July 9, 1990-94 and July 7, 2010-14.
This was the fifth day in a row with highs in the 90s. Highs during the heat wave were: 91°, 93°, 96°, 93° and 92° (today).
Today was the fourth day in a row in the 90s. Highs during these days were: 92°, 92°, 95° and 90° (today).
This was the third day in a row with a high of 100°+. Today's high of 102° was a record for the date, and the hottest reading of the summer. This was just the second time the City experienced three days in a row with highs in triple digits (the first time was late in the summer of 1948).
Overcast skies, winds off the ocean and periods of drizzle kept the temperature in the 60s all day (high of 69°/low of 66°).
For the fourth day in a row skies were clear, with the high temperature rising each day, starting with 78° on 7/7 (six degrees below average), then 84° on 7/8, 87° on 7/9, and 93° today (nine above average).
Tropical storm Fay moved quickly from North Carolina to the Jersey Shore, soaking New York with 2.54" of rain, with most of it pouring down between 1:30-4:30 PM. This amount was 1) a record for the date; 2) the greatest one-day rainfall since May 2018; and 3) the first measurable rain on this date since 2003.
The temperature and dew point were in the 70s all day long, giving the air a decided tropical feel. (With a high of 77°, a streak of 21 days with highs of 80° or warmer was snapped, the longest such streak in four summers.) This was the fourth "F"-named tropical system to affect NYC since 1970, but it was the only one that didn't strike in September.