Today in New York Weather History: October 23
New York City Marathon Weather Highlights (1970 - 2023)

Today in New York Weather History: October 24


1875 (Sunday)

This was the third day in a row with a high of 71°, and it came a month after another three-day streak of 71° highs (Sept. 27-29).


1976 (Sunday)

It was a raw, gray and damp day for the seventh New York City Marathon.  At race time the temperature was in the upper 40s; light showers moved in after 2 PM.  This was the first race to go through each of NYC's five boroughs - and the first time the race was held in late October.




1978 (Tuesday)

The warmest and coldest temperatures of the month were experienced in less than 24 hours of each other.  After a high of 76°  yesterday (14 degrees above average), a strong cold front moved through during the evening and knocked the temperature down 40 degrees, to 36° by 8 AM today (12 degrees below average).


2017 (Tuesday)

Today's forecast warned of an intense rainstorm expected to produce rainfall amounts comparable to what fell since Sept. 1 (2.70"), but just 0.20" was measured.  Despite showers and fog the temperature rose to 73°, making this the 19th day this month with a high in the 70s or warmer - the second most such days on record for the month of October (Oct. 1947 had 23).  Meanwhile, the day's low of 67° was a record for the date, five degrees warmer than the date's average high, and the month's eleventh low in the 60s - only October 1879 and 2007  reported more - 13 and 12, respectively (Oct. 2017 would tie 2007 on 10/29; and Oct. 2021 would tie 1879's number). 


Living in the 70s




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