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John Taylor

You seem to have neglected the extremely stormy Friday, April 21 of 1995, where my house flooded and I had to sleep over with a friend. I was 5 years old and very scared.


Hi John, that must have been some storm for you to remember it at such a young age! However, it must have been a localized event since only 0.12" fell in Central Park on that day and it fell over the course of three hours (0.06" was reported at Newark Airport). An observation about this day was that the day before and the day after had temperatures in the 70s, but on 4/21 winds shifted and were out of the southeast, keeping temperatures in the 50s all day.


2012 joins 1988 (2 vs 1), 1946 (6 vs 3) and 1905 (3 vs 2) as the only four years to have a March with more 70° days than April.


2018 - with a low of 39°, this was the sixteenth day this month with a reading below 40°, the most in April since 1956 and the last April with more was in 1943 when there were 21 such days.


William, there's a good chance 2020 will join 2012, 1946, 1905 in that aspect as March had three 70 degree days and so far we have none and the long range forecast doesn't seem to have any 70 degree days in it thru May 1.

I don't know how many Aprils in Central Park have lacked a 70 degree day, I have a friend who claims it is extremely rare and last happened in 1940 (but several times in the 1800s.....1873, 1874, AND 1875 and then 1883) but I'm not sure so I don't know if you have info on that.

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