After today's high of 63° the next 60-degree reading wouldn't be for another four-and-a-half months (April 4).
The day of President Kennedy's assassination was a mild one, with a high/low of 64°/51° (13 degrees above average) under partly cloudy skies.
A year after the coldest Thanksgiving Day since 1938 (high/low of 35°/21°), this year's was the mildest in 40 years as the high/low was 64°/53°, fourteen degrees above average. Skies were mostly sunny.
Today's high of 66° was the second mildest reading on Thanksgiving Day, behind 1933's high of 69°. (For more Thanksgiving weather highlights, click here.)
Today's high of 32° was the earliest date for a freezing high temperature in the past 40 years (besting 1989 by one day). It came in the midst of a six-day cold snap (Nov. 18-23) in which the average high/low of 37°/26° was 14 degrees colder than average.
With today's rainfall, 2011 became New York's wettest year ever, passing 1972. With thirty-nine days remaining in 2011, 67.88" of precipitation had fallen. (Although 1983 had 80.56" of precipitation this was invalidated when it was revealed that Central Park's rain gauge had been broken for part of the year.)
Light showers in the morning measured 0.07", ending a streak of 60 days in which less than an inch of rain fell. This was the third longest streak of its kind in New York since 1950, one day less than the second longest streak back in 1964.
With a low of 28°, today was the fifth day in a row with a sub-freezing low temperature, just the fifth time since 1940 that there's been a streak of this length (or more) in November. The others occurred in 2008, 2000, 1989 and 1940.
A week after one of the biggest November snowfalls on record (6.4"), today, with a winter-like high/low of 28°/17° (twenty-three degrees below average), was the first Thanksgiving Day with a sub-freezing high since 1996, and the second coldest Thanksgiving on record - only 1871's was colder (high/low of 22°/15°).