This was the twenty-first consecutive day with above average temperatures. During this unseasonably warm three-week period temperatures were 10 degrees above average, with an average high/low of 81°/65° (more like the end of August); twelve days had highs in the 80s.
An all-day rain dumped 3.06" on the City, a record for the date (and the first time it rained on this date in 10 years). This was part of a 56-hour "rain-athon" that began the previous night and ended in the wee hours of the 13th. In total, 4.54" fell.
Today was the 22nd consecutive day with above-average temperatures, the longest such stretch during the autumn in the 1980-2020 period (and one day longer than the streak in the fall of 1959). During these days temperatures were nine degrees milder than average. A cold front moving through during the afternoon triggered storms that dumped nearly an inch-and-a-half of rain, with an inch of it falling in a two-hour period ending at 7:30 PM.
1.13" of rain fell today, the fourth time in the past nine years that more than an inch of rain fell on this date. It was mostly an evening rainfall, with 0.77" falling between 7:00 and 8:00. The day's high of 75° was the mildest reading of the month (reached again on 10/27).
This was the seventh day in a row with a mean temperature ten degrees or more above average, the longest such streak in October since 2007, when there were two seven-day streaks. (Since 1980, only one October has had a longer streak - 10 days in October 1990). During these seven days the average high/low was 80°/67°, which was 14 degrees above average. Today, with a high/low of 77°/60°, was the "coolest" of the seven days.