The day's low was 15°, the eleventh day since Jan. 8 with a low of 15° or colder. The mean temperature during the Jan. 8-24 period was 11 degrees below average (high/low of 28°/14°).
Most of today's 2.18" of rain fell during the afternoon. It was the second record-setting rainfall in the past three days. With today's rain, this became the wettest January on record, passing last January's total of 8.27". The month would end up with 10.52".
This was the eighth day in a row with temperatures 10 degrees or more above average. The high/low during these days was 51°/38°, fourteen degrees above average. Today's high was 60°, with 1.04" of rain falling during the daytime hours.
This was the third year in a row to have a low in the single digits on this date, the third time a streak like this has occurred. Today's low was 8°, last year's was 9°, and in 2003 it was 7°. The other two streaks occurred from 1920 to 1922 on Jan. 25, and on Feb. 5 from 1893 to 1895.
A high/low of 24°/6° made this the coldest day of the winter.
A fast-moving system dropped 3.6" of heavy, wet snow overnight that was over by 7 AM. This amount was on the low end as most New Jersey and Westchester County suburbs received between five and seven inches.
Rain started around daybreak and continued thru mid-afternoon, amounting to 1.33" (the rain fell heaviest during lunchtime). This was the sixth rainstorm to drop more than an inch of rain in the past six weeks. During this period more than nine inches of rain fell. In addition to the rain, today experienced very mild temperatures as the high rose to 59° late in the morning (but fell to the mid-30s by midnight). This came just three days after a low of 4°. Today was also the first day in two weeks not to have a low of 32° or colder.