After experiencing what, at the time, was the driest May on record (0.34" was measured; it's now ranked second after May 1903), June began with a rainfall of 2.60", which was more than what fell in the previous six weeks. It was also a record for the date (which still stands).
Today's chilly high of 64°, under mostly overcast skies, followed a five-day warm spell at the end of May that had highs that averaged 87° (13 degrees above average). Today's conditions were the result of a "back-door" cold front that moved in from New England last night.
Today's temperature jumped 30 degrees, from 48° to 78°. This is the warmest reading for a day in June with a low in the 40s.
Rain fell on this date for the sixth year in a row. This year's rain amounted to 0.16" and fell mostly between 11 AM-1 PM.
Today was the 17th consecutive day with above-average temperatures. During this two-and-a-half week period temperatures were nearly eight degrees warmer than normal (high/low of 81°/63°). On this last day of this extended warm spell, the high reached 90°.
This was the last day of an early four-day heat wave. Highs on these days were: 96°-97°-94°-93° (today), for an average of 95°, twenty degrees above average.
For the fourth year in a row the high on June 1 was in the 90s. (It wouldn't hit 90° on this date again until 2011.) Today's high of 91° was also the first 90-degree temperature of the year. Last year's first 90-degree day occurred one day earlier.
Fourteen of the past twenty-one days had temperatures 10+ degrees above average. The mean temperature during these three weeks was nine degrees above normal (high of 84°/low of 63°).
0.99" of rain fell during an evening thunderstorm, with 0.73" falling between 8-9 PM. Before the storms developed, the weather was warm and humid, with a high/low of 86°/64°, nine degrees above average.
Today had the first 90-degree reading of the year, just a few days after the typical date for the first 90.
For the third day in a row the afternoon high, under sunny skies, reached 90°. This was New York's earliest heat wave since a three-day streak in April 2002.
It was a glorious day for the first day of June as skies were sunny, temperatures rose into the upper 70s, and the humidity was very low.
After a week of temperatures in the summery mid-80s, today was 30 degrees chillier, with light rain, drizzle and fog. (Similar to the conditions on June 1, 1959.) Today's high in the 50s was chillier than any day in May - the first time for this occurrence.