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Today in New York Weather History: December 7
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Today in New York Weather History: December 8

 

1927

After reaching a record 65° shortly after 10:00 AM, the mercury dropped like a rock and by midnight the mercury had fallen to 26°.

1928

The first measurable snowfall of the winter produced two inches.  The next measurable snowfall wouldn't be until 1/13, and the next snowfall of an inch or more wouldn't be until 2/20.

1948

Today and three of the previous four days all had a high of 55°, ten degrees above average.  And the one day without this high, 12/6, had a high of 57°.

1980

On the night John Lennon was shot outside his apartment building in Manhattan's Upper West Side, temperatures were very mild.  The day's high of 64° occurred after dark.  This reading, eighteen degrees above average, was the mildest of the month. 

 

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1982

Over the past nine days the high/low temperatures averaged 60°/50°, sixteen degrees milder than average.

2000

The first snowfall of the season fell late this morning, but it was just a dusting of 0.1".  The day was cold and raw, with a high/low of 31°/28°.

2006

During a month that would be very mild (6.3 degrees above average), today was an anomaly as it was 15 degrees colder than the average, with a high of 29°/low of 18°.  These teeth-chattering temperatures came just one week after a record high of 70°.  It was also the earliest date for a low below 20° since the brutally cold December of 1989. 

2013

It was gray and raw day with a high/low of 33°/29°.  The first measurable snow fell late in the afternoon and amounted to 0.7".  Although areas in central and south Jersey, southeastern PA, DE, MD and northern Virginia saw significant accumulations (generally 3-6"), the moisture hit a wall of cold/dry air as it approached the New York City metro. 

2014

Today's low of 24° was the coldest reading in December - but two degrees "warmer" than November's coldest reading (on 11/19).  Since 1970 only two other Decembers had a milder reading than November for its coldest temperature.

 

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 2015

Although today's high/low of 49°/41° was five degrees above average, it was the chilliest day of the first half of December.

 

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William

1982 and 1998 are the only two Decembers with lows of 40° or warmer during the first eight days of the month.

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