48 hours of rain, that amounted to 3.80", ended around noon. It missed being the year's biggest rainstorm, which was on 9/1, by 0.05". This was the fourth storm of one-inch or more since 10/3 (totaling nearly nine inches).
Today was the eleventh day in a row in which skies were either clear or sunny. And for the fourth time this month the high reached 83°, the warmest reading of the month (today's high was twenty degrees above average).
The morning low of 32° tied 1940 for New York's second earliest freezing temperature on record (the temperature dipped to 30° in 1940, also on 10/19). And the afternoon high of 49° was close to what the typical low should be.
The high temperature was a chilly 50° for the third day in a row - thirteen degrees below average.
Moving in a few hours before daybreak, a nor'easter dumped 4.35" of rain, forcing postponement of Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium between the Braves and Yankees. Nearly half of the rain poured down between 3:30-6:30 PM, with 1.07" falling in the hour between 4-5:00. Not surprisingly, this was a record rainfall for the date.
It was damp and chilly, with a high of 51°/low of 48°. The 0.70" of rain that fell accounted for more than half of the month's paltry total of 1.15". This followed a very wet September (11.51").
For the second year in a row temperatures were stuck in the 60s all day, and there was significant rainfall. This year had a high/low of 66°/61°, and 0.89" of rain was measured; last year on this date the high/low was 62°/60°, with 1.12" of rain. Almost all of today's rain fell in the morning while last year's fell throughout the day.
This morning's low was 35°, the chilliest reading this early in autumn since back in 1976 when the low fell to 34° on the same date as today.
Today's high reached 85°, a record for the date, and the third day in a row with a high in the 80s. With this streak, this became just the third October on record to have three 80-degree days after 10/15, joining 1963 (which had five) and 1947 (which had four).