Today in New York Weather History: November 11
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Today in New York Weather History: November 12



After reaching a high of 69° in the early afternoon the temperature nose-dived and was down to 33° as midnight approached.  It would continue to fall to a record low of 26° the following morning.


2.39" of rain poured down today, a record for the date.  In the past 15 days (since Oct. 29) 7.49" of rain was measured in Central Park, with rain falling on ten of the fifteen days.  Three rainstorms produced more than an inch of rain, and another produced 0.97".


An intense nor'easter lashed the area with winds up to 51 mph during the morning and an all-day rain that amounted to 1.27".  There was also some snow mixed in as the temperature was in the 30s for much of the storm.  This storm followed two other nor'easters on 11/7 and 11/9-10 that produced 1.38" and 1.34" of rain, respectively. 




Although it was just 0.44", today was the rainiest day of a dry month (0.94" fell in total).  Half of today's amount fell between 11 PM and midnight. 




It was a windy and overcast day with temperatures in the upper 30s during the afternoon.  A period of snow flurries occurred between 7-8:00 AM but there was no accumulation in Central Park; however, 1-2 inches fell in some northern suburbs.  By midnight the mercury had fallen to 31°, making this the first day of the autumn with a low at freezing or below - nine days ahead of schedule. 


A widespread Arctic outbreak made its way to the East Coast shortly after daybreak, dropping the temperature from 57° to 25° just before midnight.  This cold reading was a record low for the date (and another record would be set the morning of 11/13).







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This date is interesting in that the record high is in the 19th century (76 set on this date in 1879) and the record low is in the 21st century (25 set in 2019).

It's far more common (global warming?) for the other way around to happen (record high set at or after 2000, record low set before 1900). Is this the only such date like this?

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