Today's high of 61° would be the last reading in the 60s for more than four months (until March 16).
It was breezy and chilly, with the first 32° reading of the fall, which occurred shortly before midnight. With a high/low of 42°/32°, the mean temperature was 13 degrees below average. This came just six days after it was 19 degrees above average (high/low of 75°/67°).
Beginning shortly after 5 AM, and continuing for the rest of the day, 5.60" of rain flooded the area, with half of it falling between noon and 4 PM. At the time this was the third greatest daily amount of rain; it's since fallen to seventh place.
Five years to the date after one of New York's largest daily rainfalls, an even bigger rainstorm flooded the area when 7.40" fell. And this wasn't even the entire amount from the storm as 1.79" fell the day before. In total, rain fell for close to thirty-three hours, with the bulk of it pouring down today between 2 AM-3 PM. No surprise, this created a nightmare for commuters during the AM rush.
Following the 0.06" of rain that fell on the 6th and the 0.07" that fell on the 7th, 0.08" fell today - on the 8th. Perhaps of greater interest was today's morning low, which at a balmy 62°, was nearly twenty degrees warmer than average (and five degrees above the average high).
It was a day of heavy rain, with nearly half of it falling between 10 AM-2 PM. The 3.60" that fell was the greatest 24-hour rainfall of the year, and the heaviest one-day rainfall in November since 1977 (see above) By coincidence, 1977's occurred on Nov. 8 as well.
Today's high of 69° was the mildest reading of the month, rebounding from the month's chilliest reading (35°) the day before.
This was the tenth day in a row with below average temperatures, making it the longest such streak this year (topping a streak of nine days at the end of April). The mean temperature during these ten days was nine degrees colder than average, with a high/low of 49°/38°.
Today's high of 66° was the mildest reading on a Presidential Election Day since 1940. Ranked by high temperature, this put it in a tie for fourth place (going back to 1872), but ranked by mean temperature, it fell to tenth because of a chilly low of 41°. By contrast, the presidential election of 2012 was the chilliest on record, with a high/low of 41°/30°.
The first temperature of 32° or colder this season occurred tonight. This was about two weeks earlier than the usual date for the this occurrence. Just before midnight the temperature dropped to 29°, which tied the record from 1886. (The next day's low of 27°, however, wouldn't be a record.)
Today's high of 75° (18 degrees above average, and one degree shy of the record for the date) was the warmest reading in six weeks (since 9/28), making Nov. 2020 just the seventh November since 1900 to have a warmer reading than October (Oct. 2020's warmest was 74°). The previous time it happened was in 2003.