Today in New York Weather History: July 10
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 we enjoyed clear skies, 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.
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Posted by: Wax | 07/10/2015 at 03:21 PM
this is the fourteenth year in a row in which no rain fell on this date. in fact, more rain fell on this date in 1970 alone (1.06") than in the past 47 years on this date combined (0.45"). on this date in all of the years since 1971 only 2003 had more than a tenth of an inch of rain (0.12"). all told, I wouldn't be surprised if July 10 is one of the least likely dates to see rain.
Posted by: William | 07/10/2017 at 09:31 AM
Yes, 7/10 is one of the dates least likely to see precipitation. Since 1960 rain has fallen 11 times on this date, which is just one year more than the following five dates: 2/9, 8/30, 9/7, 9/11 and 10/6. And four other dates are tied with 7/10: 2/9, 9/5, 9/6 and 10/29. This information is based on measurable precipitation that's fallen thru 2016.
Posted by: Rob | 07/11/2017 at 11:08 AM
in 2015, this was the first of a record setting sixty-two consecutive days with highs of 80° or warmer. this streak was book-ended with highs of 79° on July ninth and on September tenth.
Posted by: William | 10/15/2018 at 10:40 PM
2019 - just 0.06" of rain fell in the first ten days of the month. only eleven other Julys have had 0.06" or less rain in the first ten days, most recently in 2010 (when 0.02" fell) and in 1968 (when 0.04" fell).
Posted by: William | 07/10/2019 at 10:15 AM
It's funny that in one of your comments to this you mention 10/29 (my birthday!) as one of the dates least likely to see precip because (especially amazing for the time of year!) it has SNOWED 4 times on that date, three of which were 2000 or later (1952, 2000, 2002, 2011......all were a trace of snow except the last one, but we all know about the storm on 10/29/2011 :)).
Also (though a lot more famous for wind and storm surge than rain), it is the date of Hurricane Sandy (in 2012). Isn't it ironic, don't you think?
Posted by: Harry Mandel | 07/11/2019 at 09:53 AM
In the Northeast the summer of 2020 was very dry, with notably long periods of drought especially in June and September. The paths of TS Fay and a few other storms in July and August were responsible for temporarily relieving the drought in the mid-Atlantic but mostly missing the more seriously parched New England.
I remember my family’s disappointment in Fay. My sister has a job in southern New Jersey, and the rest of my family lives in Litchfield County, CT (and I went up to my family in early March hoping to have an easier time during the pandemic). On July 10, Fay directly flooded New Jersey so much that my sister had a hard time driving around the standing water on the roads. In the evening, my family in CT was anticipating the storm, but all we had were a few light showers that didn’t do much at all. Normally this would be a relief, but this time it was a horrible bust because we needed rain so badly. The lawns browned out in the summer heat.
Posted by: Henry | 07/10/2021 at 10:22 PM