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Today in New York Weather History: November 28



This was the eighth day in a row with a high of 32° or colder.  The average high during this unseasonably cold streak was 29°/18°.


Today would have been quite cold even by the standards of mid-winter as the high/low was only 26°/19°, making this the coldest Thanksgiving Day of the 20th century (based on mean temperature). 


Today had the first significant rain of the past 38 days, a period when just 0.20" fell.  0.56" fell during the PM hours and continued the following day, with an additional 1.01" measured.


Similar to 1901, today would have been quite cold even by the standards of mid-winter as the high/low was only 27°/15° (21 degrees below average).  During the morning, wind chills were in the single digits.  Four days later would be equally cold, with a high of 26°/16° (and winds gusting to 37 mph produced sub-zero wind chills).




For the second time in the past fifteen days the City had a rainstorm that produced more than two inches of rain.  (And the two days' high/lows were nearly identical, at 61°/49° and 61°/50°.)  These two storms accounted for 4.52" of the month's 4.73" in precipitation.


Today was the ninth day in a row with a mean temperature 10 degrees or more above average.  The high/low during these days was 66°/53°, sixteen degrees above normal - more typical of late-April.


1.05" of rain fell between 10 AM-1 PM.  1.68" fell during the entire rain event.




It was a raw and rainy Thanksgiving Day.  The high/low was just 41°/37° and 1.15" of rain fell, mostly during the afternoon and evening.  At the time it tied 1935 as the rainiest Turkey Day (later topped in 2006).  


It rained for most of the morning (3 AM-noon), but well over half of the 1.45" total, 0.89", fell in just 60 minutes (10:09-11:09 AM) - and 0.44" of that amount fell in a 15-minute period.   


1.05" of rain fell today, ending by 5 PM.  This was the fifth time an inch or more of rain fell on this date since 1980.  (It hasn't happened since.)


It was a very cold Thanksgiving Day as the temperature stayed below freezing the entire day (high/low of 31°/23°) - the first time in seven years this happened in November.  Additionally, the first measurable snow of the season dusted Central Park with 0.1".  (The next snowfall wouldn't be for another six weeks, on Jan. 9.)


Today's high of 70° was twenty-one degrees above average and a record for the date.  It was the warmest reading in seven weeks, since a high of 73° on Oct. 11.  In the past three weeks temperatures were six degrees above average, with eight days having highs of 65° or warmer.




This was the third consecutive Thanksgiving to fall on 11/28 with a subfreezing temperature at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  This year it was 30° at 9 AM (in 2002 it was 27° and in 1996 it was 26°).









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2015 - 0.02" of rain fell today. this was the first rain to fall on this date since 2004 when 0.92" fell.

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