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Today in New York Weather History: June 14

 

1956

With a high/low of 99°/76°, today was the hottest day of the year.  The high was a record for the date, and twenty degrees above average.  (This would be the first summer since 1951 not to have a reading in the triple digits.)  Today was part of a four-day heat wave that was book-ended by a chilly high/low of 66°/56° on June 10 and 66°/55° on June 20.

 

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1961

The day after the hottest reading of the month  (96°), the month's chilliest reading (53°) occurred just before midnight.  

1988

Today's high was a blistering hot 96°.

2008

2.01" of rain fell, most of it between 4:00 and 10 PM.  At one point 0.24" fell in a five-minute period between 8:07-8:12 PM, and 0.84" fell in the hour between 4:26-5:26 PM.

2011

We experienced a plethora of fives as today was the third day in a row in which 0.05" of rain fell after 0.55" fell on June 11.


Today in New York Weather History: June 10

 

1974

In a month that was on the cool side (2.6 degrees below average), today stood out because it was quite hot.  With a high/low of 95°/74°, it was fifteen degrees above average.  This was the first of four days this summer with a high of 95° (the other three were in July).

 

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1996

Although it was just a spritz, the 0.01" of rain that fell this afternoon was the first measurable rain on this date in 15 years.

2008

For the second day in a row the high hit 96°, a record for the date.  This was the last day of a four-day heat wave.  (The next time there would be a heat wave of this length in June would be in 2021, June 6-9).

 

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Today in New York Weather History: June 9

 

1915

Today's high/low of 81°/58° was preceded by two days with a high/low of 77°/60°, and would be followed by two days with highs/lows 77°/59° and 77°/60°.

1933

It was a hot and very humid day, with a high/low of 97°/76°.  The high was a record and the heat index reached 110° during lunchtime.

 

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1973

Today's high was 92°, the first 90-degree day of the year and the first day of a four-day heat wave. 

1980

This morning's low of 47°, a record for the date, was the coolest reading in June in eight years - and there hasn't been a chillier reading since.

1984

Today's high of 96° was the hottest reading of the summer, eighteen degrees above average.  It came in the midst of an early summer heat wave which lasted ten days (June 5-14).  The average high/low during these days was 91°/73°, twelve degrees hotter than average.  Six of the days were in the 90s.

 

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1989

2.55" of rain fell today, with 0.75" of it pouring down between 11 AM-1 PM; another 1.15" fell between 8-11 PM.  This was a record amount for the date.  Furthermore, this was the sixth day in a row with rain, totaling 4.95". 

1997

Twenty of the past twenty-one days had below-average temperatures, resulting in temperatures that were six degrees below average.

2003

Four of the past five days had a low of 57°; the other day had a low of 58°.  Also, twenty-eight of the past thirty days were cooler than average.

2004

Today's high was 91°, which would be the hottest reading of the year, and the first of just two 90-degree days all summer (the other would be on Aug. 28).  Only four other years had 91° or 90° as their hottest reading: 1884, 1889, 1902 and 1960.  A typical New York summer has eighteen 90-degree highs and the hottest temperature is usually around 97°.

 

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2008

Today was a scorcher, with a high/low of 96°/76°, sixteen degrees above average.  This was the third day in a row with highs in the 90s, and tomorrow would be the fourth.

2009

In just fifteen minutes time, in the wee hours of the morning, 0.75" of rain thundered down between 2:41-2:56 AM.  Rain continued until 8 AM and totaled 1.80".

 

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2010

0.89" of rain fell, beginning early in the afternoon and continuing until a little past midnight, breaking a three-week dry spell in which only 0.11" of rain fell.

2011

The day after a high of 93°, today's high reached a sizzling 95°.  Meanwhile, Newark, as usual, out-fried NYC, with highs of 99° and 102°, both which were records. 

2017

For the first time this month the high reached 80°, the deepest into the month that the first 80°+ reading occurred since 2003, when it also happened on 6/9.  Additionally, this was the first 80-degree reading since the three-day heat wave of 5/17-19 ended.

2021

With a high of 90°, this was the fourth, and last, day of a four-day heat wave.  (And the day before the heat wave started, the high reached 89°.)  This was the first heat wave of this length in June since 2008.  And although that heat wave's average high was significantly hotter (95° vs. 91°), this June's heat wave had low temperatures that were significantly warmer (75° vs 70°).  It was also very humid, with dew points largely in the 68°-72° range, producing afternoon heat indices in the mid-90s.  With four days in the 90s through 6/9, this was the earliest date for that number of days since 2000, when the fourth reading in the 90s occurred on 6/2 (ironically, that year would have only seven in total). 

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Today in New York Weather History: June 8

 

1947

Two days after the high reached 87°, today was rainy (0.57") and chilly, with a high of just 56°,  twenty-one degrees below average.  This was the third year in a row in which the first week of June featured very cool readings.

1980

0.51" of rain fell during lunchtime (1-2:00 PM).  This followed a torrential downpour of 0.60" yesterday morning between 5-6:00.

 

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1992

During an afternoon thunderstorm, 0.41" of rain fell in just five minutes (3:03-3:08 PM).  Overall, 0.77" fell during the entirety of the storm (2:19-3:19 PM).

2005

Today's high was 93°, the first reading in the 90s this year (one day earlier than last year's first 90).

2006

The day was cool (high of 66°) and damp.  The 0.13" of rain that fell between 11 AM-3 PM was the first rain on this date since 1995 (when just 0.01" fell).  

2008

It was a hot day, with a high/low of 93°/74°, fifteen degrees above average.  This was the second day of a four-day heat wave between June 7-10 that saw afternoon highs of: 94°-93°-96°-96°.

 

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2013

The 33-hour deluge from tropical storm Andrea ended before daybreak.  In total, 4.77" of rain fell (0.43" this morning), making this the second biggest June rainstorm on record.  Since May 8, 14.49" of rain fell in Central Park, which was ten inches greater than what the normal amount would be. 

 

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2016

Strong storms moved through during lunchtime, and by the time the rain was over, at around 2:30 (0.42" was measured), the temperature had fallen to 52° - the chilliest reading in two-and-a-half weeks (typical mid-afternoon temperature this time of the year is 77°).  However, by early evening the temperature, although still cool, had recovered to 60°.

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Looking Back at New York City Weather: June 7

 

1924

The temperature reached 80° for the first time this year, the latest date on record and six weeks later than the average date for this occurrence.

1925

What a difference one year makes, as today's high was 96°, the fifth day since 6/1 to have a high of 94° or hotter (the outlier was 6/2 which had a high of "only" 88°).  The highs of June 4-7 were all records (99°-99°-98°-96°) - which are still standing.  This is the most intense early June heat wave of all time.  (Highs are typically in the mid-70s during the first week of June.)

 

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1926

One year after the five days between June 3-7 had highs that averaged 97°, the same five days had highs that averaged 65°, ten degrees below average.  And 6/4's low of 48° was a record (that still stands).

1971

Today's high of 93° was the first 90-degree reading of the year, coming a week-and-a-half later than the average date for this occurrence.

 

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1980

0.60" of rain poured down at daybreak (5-6 AM).

1982

Rain fell for the fourteenth of the past 17 days (and the last eight days in a row), but it amounted to just 0.03" and was done by 4 AM.  The total amount during this period was 3.81". 

1984

Today had the year's first high in the 90s (92°) and was the start of an early heat wave. 

1989

This was the sixth day in a row with declining high temperatures: 91° (6/1)-89°-86°-84°-79°-75°-64° (today).  During these days temperatures went from 16 degrees above average to 13 below.

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1998

Today was the third day in a row with a low of 54° (average for these days is 60°).  This came one month after three days in a row had a low of 55° (between May 4-6).  

1999

Today's high soared to 94°, seventeen degrees above average, and the first 90-degree temperature of the year. 

2000

The morning's low was a chilly 49°, twelve degrees below average.  This is the last time the temperature fell into the 40s in June.

2003

Nearly eight inches of rain fell since May 21, with rain falling on thirteen of the eighteen days.  And every day but one had cooler than average temperatures.  Today's rainfall totaled 0.90" and fell largely between noon-8 PM.  Five more inches would fall this month, which would become the rainiest June on record, with 10.26" measured.

 

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2008

This was the fourth year since 1971 to have its first 90-degree temperature on this date.  And like 1999 (one of those four years), the high reached 94°. 

2012

For the fifteenth of the past eighteen days, measurable rain fell in Central Park, including the last seven days in a row.  However, it wasn't a particularly rainy period as six of the days received just 0.01" or 0.02".  Total rainfall during this period was 3.71".

2013

A soaking rain fell throughout the day as the remnants of tropical storm Andrea moved up the coast.  Rain came down especially hard after dark.  In total, 4.16" fell, a record for the date - and the second greatest June rainstorm on record.  This was the second earliest tropical system to affect New York in the 1970-2015 period (now third after Bonnie moved through on Memorial Day 2016); the earliest was tropical storm Barry, which dumped nearly four inches of rain on June 3-4, 2007.  Because of the rain and cloud cover, today's high was only 63°, fourteen degrees below average.

 

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Looking Back at New York's Weather: June 1

 

1887

After experiencing what, at the time, was the driest May on record (0.34" was measured; it's now ranked second after May 1903), June began with a rainfall of 2.60", which was more than what fell in the previous six weeks.  It was also a record for the date (which still stands).

1959

Today's chilly high of 64°, under mostly overcast skies, followed a five-day warm spell at the end of May that had highs that averaged 87° (13 degrees above average).  Today's conditions were the result of a "back-door" cold front that moved in from New England last night. 

1967

Today's temperature jumped 30 degrees, from 48° to 78°.  This is the warmest reading for a day in June with a low in the 40s.

1977

Rain fell on this date for the sixth year in a row.  This year's rain amounted to 0.16" and fell mostly between 11 AM-1 PM.

1986

Today was the 17th consecutive day with above-average temperatures.  During this two-and-a-half week period temperatures were nearly eight degrees warmer than normal (high/low of 81°/63°).  On this last day of this extended warm spell, the high reached 90°.

 

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1987

This was the last day of an early four-day heat wave.  Highs on these days were: 96°-97°-94°-93° (today), for an average of 95°, twenty degrees above average.

1989

For the fourth year in a row the high on June 1 was in the 90s.  (It wouldn't hit 90° on this date again until 2011.)  Today's high of 91° was also the first 90-degree temperature of the year.  Last year's first 90-degree day occurred one day earlier.  

1991

Fourteen of the past twenty-one days had temperatures 10+ degrees above average.  The mean temperature during these three weeks was nine degrees above normal (high of 84°/low of 63°).

2006

0.99" of rain fell during an evening thunderstorm, with 0.73" falling between 8-9 PM.  Before the storms developed, the weather was warm and humid, with a high/low of 86°/64°, nine degrees above average.

 

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2011

Today had the first 90-degree reading of the year, just a few days after the typical date for the first 90.

2013

For the third day in a row the afternoon high, under sunny skies, reached 90°.  This was New York's earliest heat wave since a three-day streak in April 2002.

2014

It was a glorious day for the first day of June as skies were sunny, temperatures rose into the upper 70s, and the humidity was very low.

2015

After a week of temperatures in the summery mid-80s, today was 30 degrees chillier, with light rain, drizzle and fog.  (Similar to the conditions on June 1, 1959.)  Today's high in the 50s was chillier than any day in May - the first time for this occurrence.

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Today in New York Weather History: May 31

 

1885

Today's rainfall of 0.11" brought this spring's total rainfall to 4.95", making it the driest meteorological spring on record (a record that still stands).  And the month of June would continue these dry conditions, with just 1.32" measured. 

1929

Today's high was 93° and was the seventh day in a row in which the high was warmer than the day before: 65° (May 25)-72°-74°-76°-77°-84°-88°-93° (today).

 

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1940

The biggest rainstorm of the year dumped 3.13" between 1-11 AM (two inches fell between 4-7 AM).  This was also a record for the date (which still stands).

1984

Since May 28, more than five inches of rain fell, helping to make this the rainiest May on record (until May 1989 surpassed it by half an inch, 10.24" vs. 9.74").

 

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1986

On a sizzling-hot day that saw the temperature reach 93°, a mid-afternoon thunderstorm dumped 0.70" of rain in a 60-minute period between 3:50-4:50 PM.

1987

Just like last year, it was a scorching hot day, with a high/low of 94°/76°.  (But unlike last year, there was no thunderstorm.)

1988

For the third year in a row, the high was in the 90s on this date.  Today's high of 91° was also the first ninety-degree day of the year; thirty-one more would follow in the next eleven weeks (thru Aug. 15).

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1989

For the second year in a row, the year's first 70-degree low was on May 31 (the typical date is in early June).  However, this year the afternoon high of 82° was significantly cooler than last year's high.

1991

This was the warmest May on record, 6.7 degrees above average.  From May 11 onward, temperatures were nine degrees warmer than average.  These three weeks had temperatures more comparable to the second half of June.  Ten days had highs of 85° or warmer (and three others had highs of 84°).  And today was no exception, as the high/low of 91°/71° was fourteen degrees hotter than the norm.  This was the fourth time in the past six years that the high on this date was in the 90s.

 

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1992

Half of the month's rain fell today as 1.99" of rain fell between 3 AM-7 PM, the biggest rainstorm since August of last year.  The rainy conditions and cloud cover resulted in just a two-degree difference in the day's high (61°) and low (59°).  Although the low was average for the date, the high was fourteen degrees below average.  This was the third day this year to have a two-degree diurnal temperature variation, the most of any year in the 1970-2020 period.   

1993

Like last year, much of the month's meager rainfall (of 1.56") fell today as 0.90" was measured.

1998

High temperatures during the past four days: 85°-84°-85°-84° (today).

2003

This was the coolest May since 1967, and 0.8 degrees cooler than the chilly May of 1997.  Much of the month's 3.40" of rain fell since May 21, including today's 0.59".

 

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2005

The warmest temperature in May was 79° and it occurred not only today, but on 5/27 and 5/28 as well.  This was the last year (thru 2021) in which May's warmest reading failed to top 80° (on average, the warmest temperature in May is 88°).

2010

Under sunny skies, it was a summery Memorial Day, with a high/low of 86°/69°, eleven degrees above average.  It was also the fifth year in a row with no rain on the holiday. 

2012

The last day of the month was beautiful, with bright blue skies and warm temperatures (high/low of 79°/66°).  May had fourteen days with morning lows of 60° or warmer, the most since May 1991 (which was the mildest on record).  While May's average high temperature was one degree above average, the average low was four degrees warmer.

 

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2015

Today's high of 87° made this the eighteenth day in May with a high of 80° or warmer, a new record for the month (but no days were in the 90s).  It was also the seventh day in a row with a high of 85° or warmer.  During these days, highs averaged 86°, twelve degrees above average.  The month was the second warmest May on record, 0.2 degrees behind May 1991. 

Up until 4 PM it appeared this was going to be the first May since 1964 with less than an inch of rain, but then strong thunderstorms moved in and dumped 1.46" of rain - three times the amount that had fallen in the first 30 days of the month (0.40").  In fact, more rain fell in the 45 minutes between 4:00 and 4:45 (0.93") than had fallen in the previous 40 days. By midnight, the temperature had tumbled to 57°, 30 degrees colder than twelve hours earlier.

2016

Sunny and warm with a high of 85°, the seventh day in a row with temperatures in the 80s.  This was in stark contrast to the first week of May, which was characterized by overcast skies and cool temperatures.  The average high that first week was 57° (12 degrees below average), while the average high during the last week of the month was 87° (13 degrees above average).

2021

Today, Memorial Day, was the fourth day in a row with a low in the 40s, tying May 1884 for the latest streak of this many days.  (However, 1884's streak was chillier: 48°-43°-42°-48° vs. this year's 49°-47°-47°-49°.  

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Today in New York Weather History: May 30

 

1884

It was a chilly Memorial Day, with a record low of 42° (a record that still stands).  And the day's high of 55° was also a record for chilliest high for the date (until 2021).

1967

Today was the tenth day this month with a low of 48°.  While this reading was close to average at the beginning of the month, it was ten degrees cooler than average by this time of the month.  (However, today's high rebounded to 74°, which was average for the date.)

 

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1973

The 0.18" of rain that fell tonight between 11PM and midnight made this the 19th day with measurable precipitation this month, tying December 1972 for the second greatest number of days on record (the most days occurred in July 1871 and May 1888 - 20).  However, despite this large number of wet days, the month's total precipitation (4.51") was average for May.

 

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1984

2.19" of rain fell today, the third day in a row in which more than an inch of rain was measured.  Significant rain fell last year on this date as well (1.11").

1987

Today was the hottest day of the year, with a high/low of 97°/74°.  This was the hottest temperature in May since May 29, 1969 when the high was also 97° (that year's  hottest reading as well).  Today's sizzling high was a record for the date, breaking the previous record set just last year (94°).

 

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2003

Today's high of 79° was the warmest temperature of the month and only the second time in twenty-five years that May had no readings of 80° or higher.  (It would happen again in 2005.)

2011

For the sixth year in a row Memorial Day (Monday) had an afternoon high in the 80s.  However, a quick downpour at daybreak was the first rain to fall on this Monday holiday in six years.    

 

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2012

A very small amount of rain fell in the morning (0.01"), making this the eighteenth day in May in which measurable rain fell.  This was the most days of precipitation in May since 1973.  Despite this surplus of rainy days, the month's rainfall wasn't far from average - but it was the first month this year to receive an above average amount (5.38 vs 4.69 inches).  

2013

Today was the first 90-degree day of the year, coming a few days after the average date for this occurrence.

2015

Today was the fifth day of the past six to have a high of 85°.  It was also the 17th day this month to have temperatures in the 80s, tying May 1991 for the May record (the record was broken the next day).  Besides May's warm temperatures, dry conditions also continued as the number of consecutive days in which less than an inch of rain fell (in total) reached 40.  Although a significant number, it was half as many days as the record of 81 days in a row set in the summer of 1999. 

2016

Moisture from tropical storm Bonnie brought bands of heavy rain before 7 AM that amounted to 1.65" (nearly an inch fell between 1 and 2 AM).  This amount made it the second rainiest Memorial Day on record (rainiest was in 1948 when 2.49" fell).  It was more than what fell in the entire month of March (1.17") or April (1.61"), and was the most precipitation to fall in one storm this year since the big blizzard on 1/23 (when 2.37" was measured).  Despite this impressive amount, the area was spared more heavy rain in the afternoon as the storm stayed offshore.  This allowed the sun to break through and the temperature rose into the low 80s, making this the tenth Memorial Day of the last eleven to have a high in the 80s.

 

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2019

Today was the 19th day this month with measurable rain in Central Park, tying May 1973 and Dec. 1972 for the second most days of precipitation of any month.  (The most, 20 days, occurred twice in the 19th century - in July 1871 and May 1888).  Like yesterday, which reported 0.80" of rain, much of today's 0.95" poured down during the evening commute.  This month's excessive number of rainy days followed April's 18 days of rainfall (most on record for April); however, May's rainfall was more than two inches greater (6.82" vs. 4.55") and it was more than what fell in July 1871, May 1888, May 1973 and Dec. 1972.

2020

Today and yesterday both had a high/low of 81°/67° (eight degrees above average).  But, whereas yesterday was on the sticky side, with afternoon dew points in the upper 60s, today was noticeably more comfortable, with dew points in the afternoon down into the upper 40s.  And it also had a lot more sunshine.  Yesterday and today were also the first back-to-back days with highs in the 80s, about three weeks later than usual, and the latest since 2013.

 

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2021

Today’s very cool high/low of 51°/47°  was identical to yesterday’s.  But while yesterday’s high tied for the coolest high on 5/29, today’s high broke the record by four degrees.  These highs were 24 degrees below average (and more typical of the first day of spring).  Today’s and yesterday’s high/low were the chilliest back-to-back days in late May since May 25-26, 1967 (46°/42° and 53°/46°).   (It's worth noting that there was a 3-day cold snap from June 3 to 5 in 1945 that saw highs/lows of  53°/50°, 52°/49°, and 55°/47°.)  

And like yesterday, there were gray skies and rain, with 0.89" falling from sunrise to mid-afternoon.  The 48-hour rainfall total (from two storm systems, beginning late afternoon on 5/28) was 2.57”, which was nearly 50% more than what fell between May 1-27 (1.77”). 

Coincidentally, May 29-30 of last year had the same, but much warmer, high/low:  81°/67°.  This is just the second time that the same dates in  consecutive years had temperature "twins" (the other instance was in 1897 ad 1898 on July 27-28).


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Today in New York Weather History: May 29

 

1968

After starting last night at around 10:00, heavy rain continued thru this morning.  By the time it ended, shortly before 12:00-noon, 4.88" had flooded the City, snarling the Wednesday morning commute.  The 3.99" that fell today set the daily record for the month of May (breaking the previous record of 3.82" on May 9, 1908).

 

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1969

Not only did today have the first reading in the 90s of  the year, but, with a high of 97°, it would be the hottest reading all year (there would be highs of 96° on June 28 and July 17).

1990

Beginning at 9 AM, and continuing for the rest of the day, 2.40" of rain fell.  This was a little less than two weeks after 2.32" fell, and brought the month's rainfall up to nine inches.  Today's heavy rain kept the temperature well below average, as the high was only 60°, fourteen degrees below average.

 

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1995

During a severe nighttime thunderstorm on Memorial Day, 0.50" of rain fell in just 30 minutes (10:40-11:10 PM).  The storm was also accompanied by hail.   

1999

The Memorial Day weekend began today, and all three days were marked by sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 80s (87°-88°-89°).

 

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Including today's 0.18" of rain, all but 0.07" of the month's 2.03" rainfall came in the past nine days (the first seventeen days of the month had no measurable rain).

2006

Today was Memorial Day, and for the first time since 1999 the temperature rose into the 80s.  The afternoon high of 88° was fourteen degrees above average.

 

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2012

Under sunny skies, chances appeared very good that the year's first 90-degree reading would happen today.  Alas, we came up short by one degree, mirroring yesterday's high of 89°.  However, very high humidity (the dew point was in the low 70s) pushed the heat index into the mid-90s.

2016

Today was the fifth day in a row with a high temperature of 87° or warmer, and a mean temperature that was ten degrees or more above average (two days had highs in the 90s).  Temperatures during this five-day period were 14 degrees above average.

2017

Overcast skies and light rain from 6 AM until 1 PM kept temperatures on Memorial Day stuck in the upper 50s for much of the day (the official high, 61°, occurred shortly after midnight).  This was the chilliest Memorial Day since 2003, when the high was 56°.

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Looking Back at New York City Weather: May 26

 

1925

This was the third day in a row with a low in the low 40s.  The low on the 25th was a record (that still stands).  This came after a high of 91° on 5/23.

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After the day's high of 78° was reached at 1:30 PM, the temperature dropped quickly upon passage of a cold front and the arrival of rain.  By 3:00 the temperature was down to 60° and by midnight it had fallen to 47°.  1.11" of rain fell, with 0.42" falling in the storm's initial hour, between 2-3 PM.  (An additional 0.61" fell the next day.)

1970

This was the thirteenth day of the past fifteen to have rain.  In total, 3.27" fell, with the greatest daily amount, 0.93", falling today from strong thunderstorms between 4-8:30 PM.

1984

A brief, but severe, thunderstorm struck in the early evening on what was the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  Just 0.11" of rain fell but there was extensive tree damage.  Before the storm struck it was warm and humid, the warmest day of the month (high/low of 85°/66°).

 

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2001

This was the seventh day in a row in which the high temperature failed to reach 70°.  The average high during these days was just 61°, twelve degrees cooler than average - quite a contrast from the first four days of the month, which had an average high of 90°.

 

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2003

We were stuck in an unseasonably cool pattern that was similar to the one two years earlier.  Today, and the previous four days, were 11 degrees cooler than average.  Two days had a high/low of 56°/50° and two others were at 56°/51°.  Not only was today cool, but rainy as well, with 1.28" of rain measured (the most precipitation in a 24-hour period since the big snowstorm on President's Day).  

2010

Under clear skies, the temperature soared to 92°, making this the hottest day of the month.  At 11 PM it was still 85°.  And the full moon was shining beautifully. 

 

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2014

Today was Memorial Day and conditions were very summery as the high reached 86°, after a low of 66°.  This was the eighth time in the past nine years that the temperature on Memorial Day rose into the 80s (last year, with a high of 73°, was the exception).  Since 2006 the average high on the holiday has been 84°, ten degrees above average. 

2015

With a high/low of 88°/67°, today was the warmest day of the month, which would end up being the second warmest May on record (behind 1991).  Today was also the beginning of the sixth week in which less than an inch of rain fell in total (going back to April 21).  

2016

Under sunny skies the temperature reached 90° for the first time this year, very close to the average date of the first occurrence of this reading.  However, because afternoon humidity was around 25% the "feels-like" temperature was 86°.  Interestingly, last May, which was the second warmest on record, had eighteen days in the 80s (including ten between 85° and 88°), but none were in the 90s.

2017

For the fourth day in a row the low temperature was 56°, which was at the seasonal average.

2018

Today, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, was very warm and humid, with a high/low of 89°/72°.  This was the fourth day this month with a high of 88° or hotter, making this the first May with this many days this hot since May 2000.

2021

Today's conditions were warm and sticky.  Temperatures varied greatly in the area, as the high reached 86° in Central Park (and at LaGuardia), while Kennedy Airport was just 75°, and Newark Airport's high was 94° (its fourth reading in the 90s this month; CPK had none).  Rain showers in the early evening and around midnight produced 0.07" of rain, the most in two-and-a-half-weeks.  (Because severe thunderstorms were predicted, the Mets and Yankees postponed their games, but the storms didn't materialize.)   

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