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Today in New York Weather History: March 8
Looking Back at New York Weather: March 10

A Glance Back at New York's Weather: March 9

 

1913

The day's high of 65° followed a low of 12° the previous day.

1920

For the first time since Jan. 16, there was less than an inch of snow on the ground in Central Park.  During this nearly eight-week period 35.9" of snow fell.

1928

The 5.3" of snow that fell today (beginning late in the morning) was the biggest snowfall of the winter.  The temperature hovered around 32° as the snow fell, which continued until 1 AM the following day.

1952

The low was 31° for the fifth day in a row (following two days with lows of 32°).

1962

The winter's last low temperature of 32° or colder was reported today.  Only the winter of 1942  had an earlier date (Feb. 28), joined later by the winter of 2020 (March 1).

1976

The winter's last snowfall of an inch or more fell today.  Beginning this afternoon and continuing until a little past midnight, 4.2" fell.  And like today's snowfall in 1928, it was the season's largest accumulation - 0.2" more than the snowfall of Feb. 5-6.  In total, the winter had 17.3" of snow, nine inches below average (but 4.2" more than last winter).

 

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1978

Today's high of 43°, four degrees below average, was the mildest reading in six weeks (when the temperature rose to 58° on 1/26).  

1984

Snow moved in last night and by daybreak 6.9" had accumulated (5.1" of it today), making this the biggest snowfall of the winter.  It was a powdery snow, with just 0.38" of water content.

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1987

The temperature fell throughout the day, dropping from 62° to 23° shortly before midnight, one day after a record high of 76°.

1996

It was a very cold day as the high/low was just 24°/11°, twenty-two degrees below average.  The morning low was a record for the date.

1998

Beginning yesterday afternoon, and continuing through midday today, 2.32" of rain fell.  Nearly half of it, 1.02", came down between 5-7 AM.  Today's rainfall of 1.82" was a record for the date.

2005

Today, with a high/low of 31°/16°, was colder than any day in February, and the coldest since 1/28.  Gusty winds produced "feels like" temperatures in the single digits and teens.

2007

With a  low of 13°, this was the fourth day in a row with a morning low in the teens.  The average low of 14° during these four days was 21 degrees colder than normal.  This is the last time March had four consecutive days with lows in the teens.

2013

Yesterday's wintry conditions, and four-inch snowfall, were a distant memory as today was sunny with afternoon temperatures in the mid-50s.

 

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2016

It was a day in which coats or jackets weren't required as the temperature soared to 77° (thirty degrees above average).  Not only was this a record for the date, it was also the earliest date for a reading this warm (broken two years later when the high on Feb. 21 reached 78°).  Today's high, reached at 2 PM, was a 33-degree jump from the AM low set just seven hours earlier (the biggest daily temperature change in more than two years).  And while the temperature in Newark warmed to 82° (its earliest 80-degree reading on record), the temperature got no higher than 61° at Kennedy Airport due to a breeze off the ocean. 

 

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2020

After getting very close on 1/11 (high of 69°), today had the year's first high in the 70s.  Under sunny skies the mercury rose to 72° (twenty-five degrees above average).  This was two weeks ahead of schedule and the warmest reading since mid-October.  The day's low of 47° is what the normal high is for the date.

2021

Under fair skies, the temperature rose into the 60s for the first time this year, about five weeks later than the typical date for this occurrence.  The day's high of 64° was the mildest reading since Thanksgiving Day (when the high was 65°).  The air was also quite dry, dropping to 23% during the afternoon.

 

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2022

It was a messy day with wet snow occasionally mixed with rain and temperatures that hovered between 33° and 35°.  The 0.56" of liquid that fell (between 8:30 AM and 6 PM) produced just 0.4" of snow - but this was more snow than what fell in March 2020 or 2021 (both saw only a trace). 

 

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William

also in 2020, this was the third day in a row with very low afternoon levels of humidity. today's lowest level was 16% at 4pm and 5pm, yesterday's lowest level was 17% at 4pm and the lowest level on March seventh was 15% at 3pm.

Harry

Regarding the 2016 entry, Newark's "earliest high of 80 or more" also got broken in 2018 as it was 80 there on Feb 21, the day that it was 78 in Central Park.

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