The day after an early five-day heat wave ended, today's temperature got no higher than 67°, twenty-eight degrees cooler than yesterday's high.
After a summery first three days of the month with highs in the upper 80s, today was gray and raw with temperatures stuck in the 60s, and periods of light rain between 11 AM and 3 PM. The 0.15" of rain measured in Central Park was the first rain to fall on this date in fifteen years.
Although occurring very early in the month, today's high of 86° would be the warmest reading of the entire month. By coincidence, 86° was also the warmest temperature in April and May.
For the fourth day in a row, the high temperature was 75°, which was very close to the average high.
This was the beginning of a two-week stretch in which rain fell on ten of the days. Last year, a similar rainy spell occurred in the second half of July. This year, 7.28" of rain was measured, while 7.44" fell during last year's soggy fortnight. Today's rainfall was a minimal 0.09", which fell shortly before daybreak.
2.75" of rain fell, a record for the date. Shortly before the rain ended, 0.66" fell in the hour between 9-10 PM. The high temperature was just 57°, nineteen degrees below average.
After beginning the night before, nearly four inches of rain was dumped on the City as the remnants of tropical storm Barry moved through. The rain was over by noon. The amount that fell from the storm was double the amount that fell during the entire month of May.
Rain that began late last night continued until daybreak today, amounting to 0.87" (0.54" fell this morning). This was the fifth year in a row that rain fell on this date.
It was a mostly gray and damp Monday, with a high of just 63° - comparable to the average low of the past two weeks.