Today's high of 83° was the second 80-degree day of the year and came nearly two months after the year's first, on April 5 (a record for the date). In the years since 1900 (thru 2021) this 57-day hiatus is the longest on record.
Two days after a summery high of 86°, today was more than 30 degrees colder, along with a soaking rain of more than two inches (six days after another two-inch rainfall). Today's high was just 52°, twenty-four degrees below average and came one year after an equally chilly three-day period from June 3-5 that saw an average high/low of 53°/49°.
Like yesterday, today's diurnal variation was 30 degrees, but today's high/low of 88°/58° was ten degrees warmer. Both days featured clear skies.
Today's high of 63° was twenty-seven degrees cooler than yesterday's high of 90°.
An all-day rain produced 0.99", more than half of the month's total (1.93"). This was the first measurable rainfall on this date in 10 years.
Although it was on the cool-ish side (high/low of 69°/54°), skies were clear and it was a beautiful evening for an after-work excursion around Manhattan on the Forbes yacht.
A severe thunderstorm struck shortly after lunchtime on Friday and dumped 1.73" in an hour (2:35-3:35 PM). During this hour, 0.54" fell in five minutes, and 1.02" in ten minutes. Total rainfall for the day was 2.79", a record for the date.
This was the tenth day in a row with a high temperature of 80° or warmer. The average high during these days was 86°, twelve degrees warmer than normal.
The past ten days were nice and balmy, with sunny skies predominating. Afternoon highs averaged close to 84°, ten degrees above average.
A day that was very warm (upper 80s) and humid was capped off by a late night thunderstorm with vivid lightning that dumped a half-inch of rain in just fifteen minutes (10:25-10:40).
One day after a chilly high/low of 58°/51°, today was even chillier. With a high/low of just 55°/50° this was the chilliest day in June since June 2, 1946 (52°/48°). Today's high was twenty-three degrees below average. Drizzle and light rain fell throughout the day, bringing Central Park's total rainfall since 6 PM on 5/31 to 2.55" - more than what fell during the previous sixty days.
A nighttime thunderstorm dumped 0.78" of rain in the 30 minutes between 9:45 and 10:15. This was the greatest amount in such a brief period so far this year. Central Park appeared to be the bulls-eye for the heaviest rain as Newark Airport reported 0.31", LaGuardia had 0.30" and JFK just 0.03". (And at Yankee Stadium there was no rain delay for its game).