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Today in New York Weather History: March 24
March Madness: 80-Degree Weather in New York During March

Today in New York Weather History: March 25

 

1878

A milder than average March was interrupted by one day of mid-winter temperatures as the high/low was only 30°/13° (twenty-one degrees below average); the previous day with a high of freezing or colder was five weeks ago.  The low was a record for the date (which still stands).  

1906

This was the thirteenth day in a row with a high colder than 40° (at a time when the average high is around 50°).  The average high/low during this period was 36°/24°.  Three days had highs of 32° or colder, eight days had lows of 25° or colder.  There were also two significant snowfalls, of 6.5" and 5.0", four days apart (3/15 and 3/19).

1911

On the day of New York's deadly fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village (147 mostly female laborers died), skies were clear and temperatures cold, with a high/low of 40°/20°.

 

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1940

This was the third day in a row with very cold temperatures.  Today's high/low of 33°/17° followed 31°/17° yesterday (Easter Sunday), and 28°/18° the day before that.  These temperatures were 21 degrees below average.  Winds that gusted between 20-27 mph throughout the three days produced wind chills in the low teens.

1956

Today's high/low of 34°/18° was eighteen degrees below average.  Wind chills were in the single digits and teens.

1970

Today's high of 56° was the mildest reading this month - the coolest temperature in March to have this distinction since March 1906's mildest reading was 55°.  Typically, the warmest reading in March is close to 70° (one in four have had a warmest reading of 75°+).  

1973

Rain moved in late, with 0.20" falling between 10 PM and midnight - the first measurable precipitation on this date in 15 years.  This rain was from a nor'easter that produced a hard rain overnight (1.35" fell after midnight) that was over by daybreak on 3/26.   

1974

Today's low of 20°, 17 degrees below average, was the coldest reading in March and came three weeks after the month's mildest reading (70°).  It was also the coldest temperature since mid-February.

1992

Today was the 15th consecutive day with a low of 32° or colder, the longest such streak during March in the 1950-2021 period.

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William

this is the only day in March never to have an inch or more of snow. the snowiest March 25 on record is 0.5" which was set in 1899.

William

1963 - today's high was 79° (33° warmer than the day's low), a record for the date, which still stands. this broke the previous record by two degrees set half a century earlier. this was, at the time, the third earliest date for a temperature this warm. it has since fallen to fifth after 1990 (3/13) and 2016 (3/10) would later pass it.

William

Atlantic City International Airport in NJ (not too far south of NYC) hit 81° on this date in 2017, while Central Park was nineteen degrees colder on the same day. the lows were closer together (42° in NYC & 45° in AC).

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