Today's high was a sizzling 90°, the latest date on record for a 90-degree reading - a record that still stands. This high was 27 degrees above average.
This was the tenth day in the past five weeks to have a high of 71°. On the first day with this high, 9/14, the reading was four degrees below average, but when the mercury reached 71° today it was eight above average.
After nine days in a row with highs in the seasonable 60s, today's high jumped to 81°, the first 80-degree reading since 9/23, and the first reading in the 80s in October in three years. This was also the 100th day this year to have a high of 80° or warmer, just the seventh year to reach this threshold. It came a year after the record for the most 80-degree days was set - 114.
Today was the first day since 10/1 to have a below-average mean temperature, as the high/low of 61°/51° was one degree below average. (The low on 10/1 was also 51°.)