Year-by-Year Review of New York City Weather Highlights (1970 - 2021)
Looking Back at New York Weather: November 2

Today in New York Weather History: November 1



For the second consecutive day the high/low was 52°/41°, and followed another pair of identical high/lows on these same dates five years earlier (high/low of 50°/37°).


The day's low temperature was a summer-like 65°, a record for the date and the mildest low reading in the month of November until 1971 (a low of 67° on 11/2) and 2015 (66° on 11/6).  Despite the day's mild start the high temperature was only two degrees warmer because of showers and overcast skies.


Today's high of 81° (23 degrees above average) was warmer than any day in October, and the first 80-degree reading in six weeks.  However, this reading was still three degrees shy of the record set in 1950. 



A steady, cold rain between 8 AM and 8 PM amounted to 1.69", a record for the date.  Temperatures were stuck in the 40s all day (high/low of 47°/44°).  This was the first measurable rain to fall on this date since 1973.


With a high/low of 51°/40°, seven degrees below average, today was the chilliest running of the NYC Marathon in ten years.  It was also breezy, with winds coming in off the ocean. 


Today's high was a balmy 77°, nineteen degrees warmer than average, and the first 70-degree day on this date since another high of 77° high back in 1982.


Weather conditions were great for runners of the NYC Marathon as skies were lightly overcast and temperatures ranged from upper 50s at the start of the race to mid-60s by mid-afternoon.  The last time temperatures were this pleasant for the event was ten years ago.   





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2019 - A short but vigorous cold front (featuring the second of three intense windstorms in the fall of 2019) moved through the Northeast in the pre-dawn hours. Central Park reported a peak wind gust of 35 mph. The temperature dived from 71 degrees after midnight down to 42 degrees at sunrise, the coldest reading in the fall so far. The high of 71 would easily be the warmest reading of the month, which would feature a widespread cold wave from 11/8 to 11/19 resulting in a pair of record lows for New York.

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