Today in New York Weather History: Halloween (October 31)
Year-by-Year Review of New York City Weather Highlights (1970 - 2021)

New York Weather History: October (1869 - 2021)

GourdsHighlights:  The high winds and storm surge of hurricane Sandy brought NYC to a standstill on Oct. 29, 2012; record-setting early snowfall on Oct. 29, 2011; three weeks of flooding rains in 2005 between Oct. 8-25; Game 6 of 1986 World Series (Oct. 27) and Game 1 of 1996 World Series rained out (Oct. 19); the "Perfect Storm" nor'easter of Halloween 1991; 88° on Oct. 22, 1979; October 2016 was only the third to have three days in the 80s after 10/15; the latest date for a low in the 70s (10/10) occurred in 2018, one year after the previous latest 70 on 10/9; the 93° high on Oct. 2, 2019 was the first high in the 90s in October since 1941.


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has October ever had a monthly average mean temperature that was warmer than September’s monthly average mean temperature? if so, when did this happen? but if not, when was the closest that this came to happening?


No, there has never been an October that was milder than the preceding September. The closest any October came was in 1963, when it was 1.3 degrees cooler than September. At the time this was the 3rd mildest October (now tied for 7th place), and the 5th chilliest September (still ranked 5th).


June 1967, June 1992 and October 2021 are in a three way tie to have the most daily low temps of 61° of any individual calendar month on record (with seven) … and four other months have had six such lows.

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