With a high of 96°/71°, today was the hottest day of the year. The high was one degree shy of the 1891 record. This was the fifth June in a row to have a high of 95° or hotter - the longest such June streak on record.
Today's high soared to 93°, the first 90-degree day of the year. This was the latest date for the summer's first 90 since 1963, when it occurred on June 24. (The typical date is in late May.) Besides the heat, there was unbearable humidity to contend with as the dew point in the early afternoon reached 80°, producing a heat index of 109°. In the years since 1950, this dew point is the highest on record for Central Park.
After a warm and sticky day, with a high/low of 87°/68°, thunderstorms moved in after dark. The rain came down heaviest between 11 PM-1 AM when 0.58" fell.
Today was Father's Day, and rain fell overnight until 7 AM, and then a thunderstorm moved through between 7-8 PM. In total 1.19" of rain fell.
This was the fifth day in a row with 90-degree temperatures, the longest heat wave since one that lasted seven days in July 1983. The average high during these five days was 93°.
0.21" of rain fell tonight, bringing the total rainfall in the past eleven days (since June 6) to 7.16". Additionally, low temperatures between June 9 and today were all in the 58°-60° range; (average low during this is in the low 60s). High temperatures, however, ranged between 61° and 84°.
For the third day in a row the low temperature was 60° (three degrees below average). High temperatures, however, were very different: 68° on 6/14; 81° on 6/15; and 85° today.
It was a miserably hot and humid Father's Day. Under hazy sunshine, the day's high/low of 94°/76° was fifteen degrees above average.
Today was the first 80-degree day of June (after there were ten May), as well as the first day this month with an above-average mean temperature (+3 degrees). This was the latest date for the first 80-degree reading since 1916 (when it occurred on June 18).