Highs today and the previous four days: 89°-88°-89°-92°-91°(today), sixteen degrees above average. Strong thunderstorms struck during the afternoons of the 3rd (0.61" rain fell) and today (0.59").
For the fifth time in the past six days the low was in the 40s (and the one day that didn't drop into the 40s had a low of 50°). No other June has had this many days in which temperatures fell into the 40s. What made this streak even more noteworthy is the fact that it came only a few months after the mildest March on record (a record which still stands). Today's high of 70° was the first in the 70s since 5/29.
During an afternoon thunderstorm, 1.18" of rain fell in just half an hour (2:30-3 PM).
A rare June nor'easter dumped 2.62" of rain, with 1.10" of it falling between 7:30-10:30 AM.
0.32" of rain poured down in just 10 minutes between 8:50-9 PM.
Today was the eighth day in a row in which afternoon temperatures rose into the mid-to-upper 80s (but no 90s). These readings were eleven degrees above average.
Measurable rain fell for the eighth day of the last nine, but the total amount was unimpressive - just 0.41" (by comparison, the deluge of May 5 saw 2.72" fall in two hours). Today's light rainfall was 0.06", which fell throughout the day. Temperatures during these nine days were five degrees below average.
Warm and uncomfortably humid, with a high of 86°; the dew point was in the 68°-70° range all morning thru mid-afternoon. This was the first reading of 85° or warmer this year, the latest date for this occurrence since 2008 (when it happened on 6/7). Today also had the year's first low of 70°+, which was just a few days later than the average date. The humidity dropped sharply after a mid-afternoon shower. Meanwhile, Newark and LaGuardia airports had their first readings in the 90s.
Central Park had its first reading in the 90s this year (92°), as well its first low in the 70s (76°) - the first time since 2013 that both occurred on the same date. Today's first low in the 70s fell on the same date as last year's; the last time this happened was in 1988 and 1989 (when the date was 5/30). This weekend's highs of 89°/92°, and those of two weeks ago, 89°/88°, were in very stark contrast to last weekend's highs of 51°/51° (Memorial Day weekend).