This was the third day the City was impacted by a large, meandering, extra-tropical system that brought rain squalls and gusty winds over the course of five days, between Dec. 1-5. 2.76” of rain fell during this period, with today being the wettest. 1.63” was measured in Central Park, but none of the rain was torrential; the greatest two-hour totals were 0.41” from midnight-2 AM, and 0.36” between 8-10 PM. After this system dissipated, only 0.54” of precipitation fell for the remainder of the month.
The morning low of 9° was the earliest date for a single-digit temperature in this century (earliest on record was in 1875 on 11/30).
For the third day in a row the high temperature was 47°. And all three days had lows in the low 40s.
In a five-minute period 0.24" of rain fell during the afternoon (2:28-2:33 PM).
2.73" of rain fell over the course of two days, beginning at 2 PM yesterday and continuing thru daybreak today (1.62" fell yesterday, 1.11" today). Also, today's high of 59° was the mildest reading of the month.
Although the mildest temperature in December is often in the 60s, this year it was just 55°, and it occurred today.
Today's high of 69°, twenty-three degrees above average, was a record for the date.
Today was the first day this winter with a high of freezing or colder, one day earlier than last year. And today's high/low of 31°/21° was very similar to last year's first freezing-or-colder day (32°/20°).
Today's high/low of 66°/49° was seventeen degrees above average.