Today in New York Weather History: March 23
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Today in New York Weather History: March 24



This was the eighth day in a row with a low temperature in the teens or colder.  The average low during this stretch was just 13°, twenty degrees below average.  (March 1885 is the third coldest on record).


The high today and of the previous three days were as follows: 34° (3/21); 35° (3/22); 36° (yesterday); and 37° (today).  All were well below the average high, which is around 50°.


With a high/low of 31°/17°, this is the only Easter Sunday to be completely below freezing.  This came three years after Easter had a high/low of 35°/28°.





Today saw the fourth rainstorm of an inch or more in the past three weeks.  This one was a quick mover, beginning shortly after daybreak and ending in the early afternoon.  Half of the 1.04" that fell poured down between 11 AM and noon.  At the time, March 1953, with 8.76" of precipitation, was the second wettest March on record (it's since fallen to fifth place).


The 1.2" of snow that fell late this morning brought the month's snowfall above 20" (21.1").  This was the fifth, and last time, that more than twenty inches of snow was reported in March (thru 2022).


After a nippy low of 17° two days earlier, today's high was a record-setting 76°.  These readings were also the temperature extremes for the month.


Beginning at daybreak and continuing until midnight, 2.05" of rain fell, a record for the date.  It was a cold rain, as the high was only 40°.


Today's high of 39° was thirty degrees colder than yesterday's.  This was also the fourth high in the 30s this month - one more than in January.


This was the 15th consecutive day with below-average temperatures.  The average high/low during these days was 41°/26°, nine degrees colder than normal.  It was also a very wet period, with precipitation falling on seven days, amounting to 4.66". 


An inch of snow fell overnight, the final accumulating snow of the winter.  The winter's snowfall total was 61.9", and most of it, 56", fell in less than five weeks, between December 26 and January 27.  This was New York's third snowiest winter, behind the winters of 1996 (75.6") and  1948 (63.3").





Today was the eighth day in a row with temperatures ten degrees or more milder than average.  During these days the high/low averaged 70°/52°, seventeen degrees above average, and more typical of mid-May.


The National Weather Service announced that it had increased New York's winter snowfall by 3.3" (as measured in Central Park).  Specifically, snowfall was adjusted on three dates: Jan. 6 (from 0.5" to 1.0"); Jan. 24 (from 2.5" to 3.6"); and Feb. 2 (from 3.3" to 5.0").


Following the coastal storm of 3/21-22, the humidity fell significantly, bottoming out at 18% yesterday evening and down even further today, dropping to 13% at 2 PM (average reading in the afternoon during March is around 50%).  This was the lowest humidity level since April 22 of last year when it also dropped to 13% (the lowest reading in the years since 2000 is 6%, on March 30, 2007).










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HMM....what's the lowest humidity that did NOT happen in March or April?


It happened very recently, on Nov. 16, 2019, when the humidity bottomed out at 13%.

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