This was the second day in a row with mid-winter cold as today's high/low of 32°/25° followed yesterday's 33°/27°. These highs were 25 degrees below average.
Today was the sixth day this month with a low of 42°, which was the chilliest reading of the month. This is the mildest reading to have the designation as the chilliest temperature of any April. (In the years between 1869-1899 the coldest reading in April was typically in the upper 20s).
Rain changed to snow, accumulating 3.0". This followed a two-inch snowfall on April 1-2. Today's snow was a week earlier than the latest measurable snowfall on record, in 1875, where there was a three-inch snowfall on 4/25.
For the first time since record-keeping began, Central Park had a reading in the 90s in April (it was also the first day with a high of 90+ to start with a low in the 50s; the second such occurrence would be three weeks later). This followed highs of 87° and 88° on the two preceding days. 1896 would have 24 days in the 90s, which would be the most in one year until 1936.
This year's home opener for the Yankees was a carbon copy of last year's, i.e., sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s.
Under clear skies, it was a sizzling Easter Sunday as the high soared to 96°. This was 33 degrees above average and the hottest temperature ever reported in April (later tied in 2002). Prior to today, the earliest date for a temperature of 96° or higher was May 19, 1962, when the mercury rose to 99°.
Today's low temperature, and that of the previous three days, was one degree higher than the day before: 45° (today), 44° (4/17), 43° (4/16) and 42° (4/15). And the lows on 4/14 and 4/13 were 40° and 42°. These readings were close to the seasonal average.
It was a very pleasant day for the Yankees home opener as skies were sunny and the temperature rose into the mid-60s. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row the Yankees lost.
This was the eighteenth day in a row in which no high temperature was duplicated. During these days the highs ranged from 30° to 72°.
The morning low was a stifling 76°, which would be uncomfortable even in the middle of the summer. This was 13 degrees warmer than the average high for the day. And although the high was 92°, it wasn't a record. The record for the date was 96°, set in 1976.
Three days after reaching the 70s for the first time this year, which was three weeks behind schedule, today's high reached 80°, a few days ahead of schedule. (And while this year's first 60+ and first 70+ came later than last year, 2014's first 80° didn't happen until 5/11.)
Just like last year, today had the first reading of the year in the 80s. This was also the sixth day in a row with mostly clear skies and very low humidity. In fact, today's relative humidity was below 20% from 11 AM until 5 PM and dropped to 13% at 4PM - the lowest it had been since March 12 of last year ,when it dropped to 12%.