New York City Marathon Weather Highlights (1970 - 2021)
Today in New York Weather History: October 26

Today in New York Weather History: October 25



1.76" of rain fell today, with 1.15" of it falling between 10AM-1PM.


Today's high temperature and those of the past two days: 72°-71°-70° (today) - well above the average high of 61°.


In less than three weeks (Oct. 8-25) nearly 17 inches of rain fell, making this the wettest October on record (and, at the time, the second rainiest month overall; it's since dropped to third).  During these two-and-a-half weeks of deluges, seven days received an inch or more of rain.  In stark contrast, September had just 0.48" of rain, making it the driest September since 1963.




Today's high was 57°, the first day this autumn with a high temperature below 60° - the latest date for this occurrence in the 1970-2021 period (average date is Oct. 7).  This balanced the 8/21 high of 59°, which was just the second time a high cooler than 60° occurred in the month of August.


Mostly light rain fell between 4-9 PM, but then 0.62" fell in the hour between 9-10 PM.


This was the third day in a row with a morning low of 50°.  Although the high temperatures on these days weren't identical, they were somewhat similar: 59°, 61° and 62°.







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2021 - today’s high of 73° was the last 70° day of the year. this was the earliest date for this occurrence since 2012, when the last 70° day was on October fifteenth. just like today, Oct. 15 of 2012 was also a Monday. this broke a string of six years (from 2015 to 2020 inclusive) which had their last 70° day on or after November first. on average, the last 70° day of the year usually happens within the first week of November.

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