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Today in New York Weather History: November 11



Today's high/low and those of the previous three days were very similar: 56°/49°, 57°/46°, 57°/47° and 58°/47° (today).  These temperatures were five degrees milder than average.


The day of the signing of the armistice (in France) that ended World War I was overcast in New York and a bit chillier than average, with a high/low of 49°/38°.


Armistice day in new york nov 11 1918


The day featured winter-like cold, with a high/low of 37°/28°, sixteen degrees below average.  The low was a record (tied in 1930).  Temperatures were below freezing from 1-10 AM and after 9 PM.


0.30" of rain poured down in just five minutes between 12:25-12:30 PM.  Total rainfall for the day, all of it during the PM hours, was 1.27" - the first time an inch or more of precipitation fell on this date.


1.1 inches of snow fell, the earliest snowfall of at least one inch since 2.2 inches fell on Nov. 6, 1953 (later topped in 2011, when 2.9" fell on Oct. 29).  The high temperature was just 33°, one week after a high of 77°.  However, the tri-state area escaped the much heavier accumulations that stacked up in Maryland, Delaware, south Jersey, Virginia and DC (11.5" fell at National Airport).




Today's rainfall of 1.48" was a record for the date.  At its heaviest, 0.58" fell in a 60-minute period between 10:37-11:37 PM.


Less than an inch of rain fell in the past 50 days, just the sixth time since 1950 that a streak of this length has occurred.  During these 50 days (beginning on 9/23) only 0.62" of rain was measured; the average amount during these days is about seven inches.


The morning low of 24° was a record and followed a record low yesterday (set shortly before midnight).  This was the first time since August 1994 that record lows were set on consecutive days.


Despite overcast skies and the arrival of steady rain after 2 PM, the temperature rose into the low 70s.  This was the sixth day in a row with a high of 70° or warmer, which set a new record for the month of November (breaking a tie with Nov. 2015).  The average high during this streak was 74° - seventeen degrees above average.  The rain (which amounted to 0.78") didn't cause the temperature to drop much as it stayed in the mid-60s.  Combined with a dew point that was also in the mid-60s, the air had a tropical feel to it.  Every day of this streak was 10 degrees or more above average, equaling another six-day streak back in January with temperatures this much above average.

Today also saw a low in the 60s for the second day in a row, something that hadn't occurred in November since 1982 (which had a four-day streak).  And at 64°, it was one of the mildest daily minimum readings on record for any November (and was eight degrees milder than the average high for the date). 


Chart - 6-day streak in november    







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Harry Mandel

For your 1987 entry, don't forget that it also snowed "earlier" on November 7, 2012


also in 2020, not only did today’s low of 64° set a record high minimum temp for the date (breaking 2002’s record by four degrees), but no other day from November tenth to March thirtieth has ever had a low temp that was this warm or warmer.


How did it end up being the warmest November on record if the 18th only had a high/low of 36°/30° which was 14 degrees below normal


One day doth not an entire month make! The days before 11/17 were six degrees above average, while the days after that date were seven above average. November had 19 days that were five degrees or more milder than average versus four that were five degree or more chillier than average.

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