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Looking Back at New York Weather: November 2



Today's high was a record 83° and was the fourth day in a row of extraordinarily mild weather.  Oct. 30 had a high of 79°, Halloween had a high of 76°, and yesterday had a record high of 84° (the warmest reading ever reported in November).  Highs during this four-day period averaged 81°, 22 degrees above average.




Partly cloudy and warm, with a high of 77°


This morning's low temperature was a summer-like 67°, twenty-two degrees above average - and the mildest low ever reported in the month of November.  After morning showers, the afternoon high, under mostly cloudy skies, reached 75°.


Today's high of 79° was 20 degrees warmer than average.


0.46" of rain fell during the afternoon in the half hour between 3-3:30.


This was the seventeenth day in a row with no rain.  (Just 0.66" fell in October.) 


Today's high of 68° made this the NYC Marathon with the mildest temperature since the 1994 event.  But although today's high was eleven degrees above average, it was noticeably cooler than yesterday's and tomorrow's highs of 77º and 79°.


Runners participating in today's NYC Marathon were buffeted by high winds, which gusted between 30-45 mph, depending on the neighborhood they were running through.  These winds resulted in the slowest times for the winners since the 1984 event (when conditions were warm and humid).  Besides the high winds, it was also chilly, with a reading of 43° at the start of the race and wind chills in the mid to upper 30s.


For the second day in a row temperatures rose into the 70s, with today's high reaching 72° after a high of 70° yesterday (normal high is 59°).  But while yesterday's unseasonable warmth was enjoyed under sunny skies, today was overcast and more humid.  This November's mild start mirrored similar balmy beginnings in four of the past five years.


Chart - 70s in Early Nov (2)







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John Taylor

You neglected a very stormy Tuesday in 1999, two days after a beautiful Halloween weekend. It was also opening night for the Knicks against the Cleveland Cavaliers at MSG. The Knicks won handily, but my parents and I had trouble finding a taxi afterwards, and we were soaked to the skin. I contracted a bad case of pneumonia afterwards and missed a full week of 5th grade school.


Thanks for your first-person observation about Nov. 2, John. Indeed, that evening was very rainy, with about half of that day's 1.13" of rain falling in the two hours between 7:00 and 9:00. That day's rainfall accounted for half of that November's total rainfall. Besides the rain it was also on the mild side with evening temperatures in the mid-60s.


2017 - today was the tenth month this year to warm into the 70s, a rarity. this year joins 1985 and 1991 as the only years in the 1970-2017 time period in which this has occurred.


also in 2018, this was the first time since 1982, and just the seventh year overall, that the first two days of November both had highs in the seventies. furthermore, this came right on the heels of an October that never reached 70° at any point during the last twenty days of the month (another rare occurrence).


2021 - today’s low of 44° (which happened just before midnight) was the first time this season with a reading this cold, the third latest date on record for this occurrence (behind 1946 and 1971 when they were 3 and 2 days later respectively). a season’s first reading of 44° or colder usually happens in early to mid October.

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