Today in New York Weather History: October 8
Today in New York Weather History: October 10

Today in New York Weather History: October 9



High temperatures over the past six days were three pairs of the same reading: 64° on 10/4 and 10/5; 65° on 10/6 and 10/7; and 70° yesterday and today.


A cold front moved through during the morning, but before it did the temperature was in the 70s for a few hours after midnight, making this the ninth day in a row with a high in the 70s.  During this string of mild days (five of which had highs of 77° or warmer) the average high was 76°, eight degrees above average.


Today was the warmest day of the month, with a high of 84° (after a very mild morning low of 68°).  Overall, the day was 16 degrees warmer than normal, and fell in the midst of a streak of very mild days.  During this 10-day span, Oct. 6-15, temperatures were 13 degrees above average.  However, not every day saw sunny skies as rain fell six days in a row between Oct. 8-13, amounting to 2.88".  


Although today's mean temperature was just one degree cooler than average (high/low of 62°/53°), this was the only below-average day between Sept. 28 and Oct. 22, a span of 25 days.


After a warm day, with a high in the upper 70s, a cold front triggered a period of heavy rain just as Friday evening rush hour was getting underway.  0.89" poured down between 5-7:00, with much of it falling in the first hour.


One day after the latest date for a low in the 70s happened, that record was broken as today's low was 71°.  And like yesterday, the high got no higher than 77°, as skies were overcast and dew points were in the muggy 70s throughout the day, a rare occurrence in October.  



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2017 set a new record for the most number of low temperatures in the seventies to occur on or after 9/14, with seven, besting 2005 by one day, and 1970, 1891 & 1881 by two days.

Ken K. in NJ

Projected low overnight tonight is 70 degrees, if we can maintain that thru 24 hours tomorrow we'll have a new record for the latest date with a low of 70 or above. Should be interesting.


regarding Ken's comment, when was the last time a record for an earliest or latest temperature occurrence broke the one that was established just one year earlier?


If this has happened previously I may have mentioned it in one of the daily recaps but I don't have a track of such occurrences. However, the latest date for a high in the 90s, which happened in 1938, was followed in 1939 by the second latest date. Additionally, there are a number of precipitation and records for highs and lows that occurred in consecutive years.

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