Today's high of 101° was the first time on record that a high in the triple digits occurred in September. 141 years later it continues to be the latest date with a high of 100°+. (There has been only one other date with a high in the 100s in September - Sept. 2, 1953).
Today, Labor Day, was the fourth day in a row with a low of 60°, which was a few degrees below average. The highs, however, were different each day.
Although it was a significant cool down from the eight-day heat wave that lasted through 9/4, today's high/low of 82°/65° made this the fourteenth day in a row with a warmer than average mean temperature. During these two weeks temperatures averaged ten degrees above average.
Just over an inch of rain fell this morning, making this the tenth day of the past twelve to have some rain. Since Aug. 27, 7.10" of rain was measured in Central Park. The rain that fell today was the first to fall on this date since 1958.
This was the ninth day in a row with a low in the chilly 50s. During this streak lows averaged 55°, nine degrees below average.
Over the past two weeks (since Aug. 25) temperatures averaged eight degrees above average (high/low of 87°/73°). Every day but one had a high of 85° or warmer, and today was the 12th consecutive day in which the low temperature was in the 70s.
Between July 28 and today (Labor Day), a period of six weeks, just 0.77" of rain fell. This was the longest streak of days with less than an inch of rainfall since one of 44 days in Sept./Oct. 1973. (It would later be passed by a sixty-day stretch in the fall of 2013.) Today was also the fourth consecutive day with a low of 66° (average is 63°).
Today was Labor Day, and the afternoon and evening were marred by severe thunderstorms. 0.64" fell between 2-3 PM, and, later, 1.61" fell between 10 PM-2 AM. This was the rainiest Sept. 7 on record.
Today was the fifteenth day in a row with a high in the 80s, the longest such streak of the year. This was one day longer than a streak in July.
Today was Labor Day, and the high reached 92° - the first time a high in the 90s occurred on the holiday since 1983. Today was also the 60th day in a row in which the high was 80° or warmer - a new record. The previous record was set in the summer of 1944.