Today in New York Weather History: October 18
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Today in New York Weather History: October 19



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).









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also in 2016, this was the third latest date on record for a temperature this warm. on October 22, 1979, the temperature reached 88° and on October 23, 1947, the temperature reached 85° as well.


Although the high on this date in 2016 was an unusually high temperature of 85 degrees, the air had very low humidity in the afternoon, so the day was very pleasant and felt more like May than like the heat of summer.

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