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Today in New York Weather History: October 25
Today in New York Weather History: October 27

Today in New York Weather History: October 26

 

1872

The center of circulation from a dissipating hurricane got very close to New York as it moved northeastward, dropping 1.56" of rain.

1943

A nor'easter dumped 3.40" of rain, the biggest rain producer of the year and a record for the date (which still stands).  Rain fell throughout the day, but it came down heaviest after 5 PM, with two periods of torrential rain between 5-6 PM, when 0.72" fell, and between 11 PM-midnight, when 1.05" was measured (in reality, this rain fell from midnight-1 AM on the 27th, but since the the National Weather Service uses Standard Time all year round it was credited to 10/26 rather than 10/27).  There was a peak wind gust of 41 mph.

 

Noreaster formation

1962

Periods of cold rain accompanied winter-like temperatures as the high/low was just 39°/34°.  This high was 21 degrees below average - and it was the earliest date on record for a high in the 30s.  In addition to rain in the morning and afternoon showers (amounting to 0.32"), a trace of snow was also reported.

1964

Today's high of 78° tied the record set just one year ago and came two days after a low of 33°.  Skies were clear.

1979

After a scorching high of 88° on Oct. 22 (27 degrees above average), afternoon highs took a steady tumble over the next four days: 88°-78°-67°-57°-50° (today).

1980

Conditions for this year's NYC Marathon couldn't have been more different from last year, when temperature rose to 80° and skies were sunny.  This year runners had to contend with temperatures in the 40s throughout the day and winds gusting between 25-40 mph.

1986

A steady light rain during the daylight hours (amounting to 0.64") forced postponement of Sunday's Game 7 of the World Series at Shea Stadium.  This followed the incredible comeback by the Mets last night in Game 6 when a ground ball went through the legs of Red Sox 1st baseman Bill Buckner in extra innings, giving the Mets an improbable win.

 

Shea_stadium_rainout

1991

High temperatures over the past five days were well above average, and very similar: 72°-72°-71°-70°-71° (today).

1997

It was a chilly day (high/low of 50°/38°, ten degrees below average), with rain moving in after 5 PM.  The 0.36" that fell thru midnight was the first rain on this date in 11 years. 

2011

After the three previous days had morning lows of 50°, the streak was broken today - with a low of 51°.

2019

Although it was just 0.01" this was the first measurable rain to fall on this date since 2007.  (Earlier this month a 17-year rain-free streak on 10/6 ended with another rainfall of 0.01".)

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Harry

Side note about this date in 1962, while Central Park had just a trace of snow, not too far away LaGuardia Airport had an incredible 1.2 inches!

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