The temperature reached 80° for the first time this year, the latest date on record and six weeks later than the average date for this occurrence.
What a difference one year makes, as today's high was 96°, the fifth day since 6/1 to have a high of 94° or hotter (the outlier was 6/2 which had a high of "only" 88°). The highs of June 4-7 were all records (99°-99°-98°-96°) - which are still standing. This is the most intense early June heat wave of all time. (Highs are typically in the mid-70s during the first week of June.)
One year after the five days between June 3-7 had highs that averaged 97°, the same five days had highs that averaged 65°, ten degrees below average. And 6/4's low of 48° was a record (that still stands).
Today's high of 93° was the first 90-degree reading of the year, coming a week-and-a-half later than the average date for this occurrence.
0.60" of rain poured down at daybreak (5-6 AM).
Rain fell for the fourteenth of the past 17 days (and the last eight days in a row), but it amounted to just 0.03" and was done by 4 AM. The total amount during this period was 3.81".
Today had the year's first high in the 90s (92°) and was the start of an early heat wave.
This was the sixth day in a row with declining high temperatures: 91° (6/1)-89°-86°-84°-79°-75°-64° (today). During these days temperatures went from 16 degrees above average to 13 below.
Today was the third day in a row with a low of 54° (average for these days is 60°). This came one month after three days in a row had a low of 55° (between May 4-6).
Today's high soared to 94°, seventeen degrees above average, and the first 90-degree temperature of the year.
The morning's low was a chilly 49°, twelve degrees below average. This is the last time the temperature fell into the 40s in June.
Nearly eight inches of rain fell since May 21, with rain falling on thirteen of the eighteen days. And every day but one had cooler than average temperatures. Today's rainfall totaled 0.90" and fell largely between noon-8 PM. Five more inches would fall this month, which would become the rainiest June on record, with 10.26" measured.
This was the fourth year since 1971 to have its first 90-degree temperature on this date. And like 1999 (one of those four years), the high reached 94°.
For the fifteenth of the past eighteen days, measurable rain fell in Central Park, including the last seven days in a row. However, it wasn't a particularly rainy period as six of the days received just 0.01" or 0.02". Total rainfall during this period was 3.71".
A soaking rain fell throughout the day as the remnants of tropical storm Andrea moved up the coast. Rain came down especially hard after dark. In total, 4.16" fell, a record for the date - and the second greatest June rainstorm on record. This was the second earliest tropical system to affect New York in the 1970-2015 period (now third after Bonnie moved through on Memorial Day 2016); the earliest was tropical storm Barry, which dumped nearly four inches of rain on June 3-4, 2007. Because of the rain and cloud cover, today's high was only 63°, fourteen degrees below average.