The 3.65" of rain that fell today was November's greatest daily rainfall until 1972, when 5.60" poured down on 11/8 (an amount that would be topped in 1977).
Rain changed to snow and then back to rain as midnight approached. During the time when the snow fell, 2.3" accumulated, making this the earliest snowfall of two inches or more (until 1953, when 2.2" fell on 11/6). Because of the rain that fell afterwards, the snow didn't stay on the ground for long; in addition, the temperature got no colder than 35°. (The following day would see 1.31" of rain.)
When the power went out in New York City at around 5:30 PM ,skies were clear, a full moon was shining and the temperature was in the mid-40s.
After a very chilly day yesterday (high/low of 42°/32°), today was even colder, with a high/low of 38°/28°, sixteen degrees below average.
Six of the past seven days had highs in the 70s, including three record highs that were set today (75°), yesterday (76°) and on 11/4 (78°). The average high during this week was 73°, sixteen degrees above average, and more typical of mid-to-late September.
In contrast to last year's warm conditions, today was bitingly cold, with a high/low of 41°/24°, seventeen degrees below average. The day's low was a record for the date. This would be the coldest day of the month until 11/30, when the high/low was only 27°/17°.
The high today was 55°, one day after a high of 56° and two days after the high was 57°.
Today was the 23rd day in a row with no rain, the longest dry spell since the winter of 1979-80 when a rainless streak of twenty-four days occurred.
Today was the sixth day of the past seven to have a high in the 70s (similar to 1975). Four of the days, including today, had a high of 70°. During this week high temperatures were fourteen degrees above average.