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NYC almanac for September 24th

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yes, the nyc metro had the hot hand that winter. Phl got a ugly shaft(they have since made up for it) by missing most of the december storms…then being to dry in the high ratio clipper and missing a big snowstorm to its south in the middle of January.
 
 
 
 
 
then turned to sleet for the end of january storm 
 

 

 

NYC's almanac for 8/1.

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation.

100 in 1933....68 in 1923....82 in 1917....59 in 1895....2.85" in 1878

..98 in 1917....71 in 1926....79 in 1999....59 in 1964....2.10" in 1971

..98 in 1955....72 in 1978....79 in 2006....60 in 1891....1.95" in 1927

..98 in 1999....73 in 1878....78 in 1979....60 in 1903....1.70" in 1889

..96 in 2002....73 in 1895....77 in 1904....60 in 1923....1.36" in 1963

..95 in 2006....73 in 1948....77 in 1944....61 in 1921....1.15" in 1919

 

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Weird.... same rainfall on this date in 2005.... and we were just talking about Oct 2005 lol. I believe yesterday's record high was 99 from 2005, and today on this date in 2005 we hit 96 and then got 3.10"? That must have been a massive cold front lol.

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Weird.... same rainfall on this date in 2005.... and we were just talking about Oct 2005 lol. I believe yesterday's record high was 99 from 2005, and today on this date in 2005 we hit 96 and then got 3.10"? That must have been a massive cold front lol.

Isolated storms. EWR only got 0.30 of rain. Whats more of a feit than these deluges is the fact that we once were able to have prolonged dry periods thtat slowly eroded.

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NYC's almanac for 9/7.

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation.

101 in 1881....63 in 1877....79 in 1881....46 in 1888....2.07" in 1998

..93 in 1919....63 in 1888....75 in 1884....49 in 1924....1.04" in 1974

..91 in 1983....65 in 1876....75 in 1983....51 in 1962

..91 in 1995....66 in 1974....74 in 1969....51 in 1984

..89 in 1969....67 in 1885....74 in 1985....52 in 1963

I remember the heat in 83 and 95.. good times.

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NYC's almanac for 10/7.

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation.

88 in 1944.....51 in 1885.....70 in 2005.....39 in 1954.....4.09" in 1972

84 in 1946.....51 in 1889.....67 in 1937.....39 in 1999.....1.95" in 1951

84 in 1961.....52 in 1873.....67 in 2007.....40 in 1885.....1.19" in 1957

83 in 1943.....53 in 1999.....65 in 1959.....40 in 1904.....1.15" in 1965

83 in 1963.....55 in 1988.....65 in 1982.....40 in 1923.....1.08" in 1959

remember the warm night lows in 2005 ahead/drunig the tropical deluges.

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Wow, a low of 36 and high of 50 back in '00? Seems hard to believe it can get that chilly this early. It looks like even the mid to upper 60s this weekend will essentially be near or a touch above normal continuing a pretty long stretch of above average temps. Wednesday could be below if we end up rainy and 50s but it seems more like a mid 60s type day

NYC's Almanac for 10/10

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation......snowfall

91 in 1939.....43 in 1925.....69 in 1949.....35 in 1888.....2.16" in 1971....T in 1979

88 in 1949.....47 in 1979.....68 in 1990.....36 in 1925.....1.67" in 1894....T in 1925

83 in 1961.....50 in 2000.....67 in 1922.....36 in 2000.....1.11" in 1967

82 in 1997.....51 in 1937.....65 in 1879.....37 in 1895

80 in 1990.....52 in 1926.....65 in 1919.....37 in 1979

Snow fell on this date in 1979 and 1925...the one in 1979 had a dusting in a few spots...

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NYC's Almanac.10/26

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. precipitation..snowfall

78 in 1963.....39 in 1962.....66 in 1908.....30 in 1879.....3.40" in 1943...trace in 1962

78 in 1964.....45 in 1958.....63 in 2010.....31 in 1936.....1.25" in 1898...trace in 1928

77 in 1989.....46 in 1887.....61 in 1946.....32 in 1933.....1.06" in 1949

76 in 1947.....47 in 1957.....61 in 1971.....33 in 1887

75 in 1971.....48 in 1884.....60 in 1920.....34 in 1962

75 in 1973.....49 in 1933.....60 in 1963.....34 in 1976

Thanks Unc, I saw last year showing up recently and now remember that warm stretch. Just back from Florida and see we have our first storm of the season already being tracked. Going to be a long and hopefully rewarding 3rd straight season...

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I was amazed to see this November still over 1 degree cooler than 2001, just amazing because it seems like its been warmer, then I checked and saw that only 1 day the entire month that year average below normal in NYC, there were quite a few this month.

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NYC's almanac for NYC 12/10

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. precipitation...snowfall..

70 in 1946.....16 in 1880.....54 in 1946.......3 in 1876.....1.62" in 1878.....1.3" in 1932

65 in 2008.....17 in 1876.....54 in 1966.......6 in 1880.....1.30" in 1969.....0.8" in 1961

63 in 1953.....17 in 1917.....50 in 1907.......9 in 1968.............................0.6" in 1945

62 in 1966.....21 in 1904.....50 in 1952.....11 in 1917.............................0.6" in 1947

61 in 1939.....24 in 1968.....48 in 1911.....12 in 1933.............................0.5" in 1926

1966 on this date high 62 low 53..two weeks later Christmas eve snowstorm..things change in a hurry

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NYC's almanac for 12/12.

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. max. Precipitation...snowfall..

68 in 1931.....20 in 1988.....54 in 1911.......5 in 1988.....1.60" in 1983.....11.6" in 1960

65 in 1979.....21 in 1960.....53 in 1899.......9 in 1960.....1.52" in 1894.......4.5" in 1904 est.

63 in 1911.....24 in 1917.....50 in 1979.....11 in 1934.....1.38" in 2010.......3.0" in 1982

61 in 1946.....24 in 1933.....47 in 1931.....13 in 1929.....1.28" in 1967.......2.3" in 1963

60 in 1949.....25 in 1962.....46 in 1991.....14 in 1895.....1.15" in 1959.......0.9" in 1929

1982 in NYC...

http://nycsubway.org/perl/show?4636

Dec 12th 1960

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wow that was great...Thanks for posting it...It was a great storm... I was 11 going on 12...A few days later there was the plane crash in Brooklyn and Staten Island...Snow piles lasted i9nto the first week in January only to return on the 20th...I wonder if we ever will see a cold stretch like the one that year...16 consecutive days with a max 29 or lower with minimums 15 or lower...

Great 2 months of weather..pattern finally broke I think after Feb 10th

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wow that was great...Thanks for posting it...It was a great storm... I was 11 going on 12...A few days later there was the plane crash in Brooklyn and Staten Island...Snow piles lasted i9nto the first week in January only to return on the 20th...I wonder if we ever will see a cold stretch like the one that year...16 consecutive days with a max 29 or lower with minimums 15 or lower...

That video sure brings back memories. Dec 1960 is still my favorite storm. I was 14 living in Bushwick Brooklyn and remember the forecast was for 2 to 4 inches. Starting snowing around 2 PM which was Sunday dinner time for us. I went to a friends apartment that evening and on the way home at around 9 PM I noticed the snow picking up in intensity. It was cold and for the first time ever I noticed the reflections of light in the crystals on the snow on the ground from the street lights.

Early next morning, a Monday, I awoke to an unbelievable scene of white out conditions and snow covering the front fenders of parked cars - the key indicator that a really big storm was upon us like the previous March snowstorm. Finally, I can still see my father trying to dig out his car to go to work and me opening my window to yell at him that was crazy. I thought my father would not take lightly to my criticism but to my astonishment he dropped the shovel and replied - 'your right' and for the only time I can remember he did not get to work.

As you pointed out that was the start of a terrific winter that shut down a bit early.

Vic V

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One drawback to having such an array of reliable models these days (for the most part) is we rarely get surprises like that anymore. But there also must have been busts the other way too back then. I wasn't alive but were there any storms that were forecast to be big blizzards that didn't happen? Say pre-78...

That video sure brings back memories. Dec 1960 is still my favorite storm. I was 14 living in Bushwick Brooklyn and remember the forecast was for 2 to 4 inches. Starting snowing around 2 PM which was Sunday dinner time for us. I went to a friends apartment that evening and on the way home at around 9 PM I noticed the snow picking up in intensity. It was cold and for the first time ever I noticed the reflections of light in the crystals on the snow on the ground from the street lights.

Early next morning, a Monday, I awoke to an unbelievable scene of white out conditions and snow covering the front fenders of parked cars - the key indicator that a really big storm was upon us like the previous March snowstorm. Finally, I can still see my father trying to dig out his car to go to work and me opening my window to yell at him that was crazy. I thought my father would not take lightly to my criticism but to my astonishment he dropped the shovel and replied - 'your right' and for the only time I can remember he did not get to work.

As you pointed out that was the start of a terrific winter that shut down a bit early.

Vic V

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One drawback to having such an array of reliable models these days (for the most part) is we rarely get surprises like that anymore. But there also must have been busts the other way too back then. I wasn't alive but were there any storms that were forecast to be big blizzards that didn't happen? Say pre-78...

You are right about busts going the other way. I seem to remember that busts going the 'wrong' way far outpaced the other way busts. I can remember two wrong way busts that same winter of 1960-61 . One called for a ten inch storm in January 1961 but the storm went out to sea so we got 3 to 4 inches - a partial bust. But we had a true bust when, I think this was in late February, we were supposed to go from rain to snow with a lot of accumulation. I remember that the temperature was in the mid 40's for the 6 o'clock news and I stayed up until the 11 pm news and the temp was 47 when it was supposed to crash. I woke up around 3 am and it was pouring rain and mild. A really big disappointment.Many more would follow over the years.

And I also agree that part of the fun was the uncertainty which was much more prevalent than today with the much improved short term forecasting capabilities we now have.

Vic V

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Yeah most of the busts I remember are from the late 80s and 90s. Particularly the 2/24/89 storm that missed us, 4 to 8" forecast and we got nothing and of course 12/15 of the same year, same 4 to 8" forecast and the snow changed to heavy windswept rain. Nothing probably even comes close to the 3/01 bust, probably because storms of that magnitude are so rare to begin with. But to forecast 2 feet and not even get a 1/4 of that in many spots (bigger bust the further south and east you went).

You are right about busts going the other way. I seem to remember that busts going the 'wrong' way far outpaced the other way busts. I can remember two wrong way busts that same winter of 1960-61 . One called for a ten inch storm in January 1961 but the storm went out to sea so we got 3 to 4 inches - a partial bust. But we had a true bust when, I think this was in late February, we were supposed to go from rain to snow with a lot of accumulation. I remember that the temperature was in the mid 40's for the 6 o'clock news and I stayed up until the 11 pm news and the temp was 47 when it was supposed to crash. I woke up around 3 am and it was pouring rain and mild. A really big disappointment.Many more would follow over the years.

And I also agree that part of the fun was the uncertainty which was much more prevalent than today with the much improved short term forecasting capabilities we now have.

Vic V

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NYC's almanac for 12/22,

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation...snowfall..

63 in 1949.....18 in 1989.....58 in 1990.......2 in 1872.....2.18" in 1983...10.3" in 1959

63 in 1998.....20 in 1921.....48 in 1949.......4 in 1871.....1.44" in 1969.....2.7" in 1955

62 in 1967.....20 in 1872.....46 in 1905.......7 in 1921.....1.27" in 1918.....2.5" in 1896 est.

61 in 1990.....21 in 1888.....46 in 1953.......8 in 1989.....1.19" in 1972.....2.0" in 1876 est.

60 in 1984.....22 in 1955.....45 in 1931.......9 in 1888.....1.11" in 1916.....1.8" in 1970 and 1975

Central Park Special on 12/21-22/1959. Interesting distribution for this snowfall with the epicenter at Central Park. Seems like there were some small heavier bands in a small (area-wise) moderate snowstorm that was mostly concentrated around NYC's latitude. No one came close to the nearly 14" in the park:

Central Park - 13.7"

Battery - 6.6"

LGA - 5.6"

Newark - 5.3"

Dobbs Ferry - 8.5"

Westerleigh (SI) - 8.2

Bensonhurst - 8.0"

Bridgehampton - 9.4"

Patchogue - 8.0"

Garden City - 8.0"

Canistear Rsvr, NJ - 8.0"

Sussex, NJ - 8.0"

Freehold-Marlboro, NJ - 10.6"

Malverne, LI - 7.6"

Mineola, LI - 6.5"

Riverhead, LI - 6.0"

Setauket, LI - 4.3"

Bridgeport, CT - 2.1"

Danbury, CT - 2.5"

Groton, CT - 3.0"

Boston, MA - 1.0"

PVD - 2.0"

Poughkeepsie, NY - 3.0"

West Point, NY - 2.0"

Philadelphia Intl AP - 2.9"

Philadelphia (Drexel) - 3.0"

BWI - 0.9"

DC - 0"

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NYC's almanac for 12/22,

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. Max. Precipitation...snowfall..

63 in 1949.....18 in 1989.....58 in 1990.......2 in 1872.....2.18" in 1983...10.3" in 1959

63 in 1998.....20 in 1921.....48 in 1949.......4 in 1871.....1.44" in 1969.....2.7" in 1955

62 in 1967.....20 in 1872.....46 in 1905.......7 in 1921.....1.27" in 1918.....2.5" in 1896 est.

61 in 1990.....21 in 1888.....46 in 1953.......8 in 1989.....1.19" in 1972.....2.0" in 1876 est.

60 in 1984.....22 in 1955.....45 in 1931.......9 in 1888.....1.11" in 1916.....1.8" in 1970 and 1975

We might slide into that #2 slot for highest min. We'll have to see how much temps drop later. Right now the min for the day is 52.

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Central Park Special on 12/21-22/1959. Interesting distribution for this snowfall with the epicenter at Central Park. Seems like there were some small heavier bands in a small (area-wise) moderate snowstorm that was mostly concentrated around NYC's latitude. No one came close to the nearly 14" in the park:

Central Park - 13.7"

Battery - 6.6"

LGA - 5.6"

Newark - 5.3"

Dobbs Ferry - 8.5"

Westerleigh (SI) - 8.2

Bensonhurst - 8.0"

Bridgehampton - 9.4"

Patchogue - 8.0"

Garden City - 8.0"

Canistear Rsvr, NJ - 8.0"

Sussex, NJ - 8.0"

Freehold-Marlboro, NJ - 10.6"

Malverne, LI - 7.6"

Mineola, LI - 6.5"

Riverhead, LI - 6.0"

Setauket, LI - 4.3"

Bridgeport, CT - 2.1"

Danbury, CT - 2.5"

Groton, CT - 3.0"

Boston, MA - 1.0"

PVD - 2.0"

Poughkeepsie, NY - 3.0"

West Point, NY - 2.0"

Philadelphia Intl AP - 2.9"

Philadelphia (Drexel) - 3.0"

BWI - 0.9"

DC - 0"

this is one of the first snowstorms I remember well...It started late in the afternoon around 3pm...I was looking for perfect snowflakes on the cars as it started...I took a walk around the block that evening...there was a few inches on the ground...The next morning I was sick and could not go to school or play in the snow...A bummer for a 10 yr old...I remember watching the news that morning and hearing about the heavy snow in Manhattan and north...8" in Bensonhurst was measured about three miles to my SE...I don't remember how much fell near my house...8" sounds right though...

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NYC's almanac for 12/24.

Highest max. Lowest max. Highest min. Lowest min. max. precipitation...snowfall..

63 in 1990.....17 in 1872......50 in 1931.......6 in 1983.....1.42" in 2003.....11.4" in 1912

63 in 1996.....20 in 1906......49 in 1941.......7 in 1872.....1.10" in 1912.......7.0" in 1883 est.

61 in 1941.....22 in 1989......48 in 1979.......7 in 1883.....1.09" in 1910.......6.7" in 1966

60 in 1891.....22 in 1983......46 in 2003.......9 in 1960.....1.04" in 1899.......3.4" in 1961

59 in 1900.....22 in 1876......46 in 1965.......9 in 1989...............................2.7" in 1884 est.

christmas eve snowstorm of 1966..my favorite..remember the 63 in 1996..cold front came thru,only in the 30's Christmas day..22 for a high in 1983 with snowshowers..that night it went down to zero..only recovering to 12 degrees on Christmas day...Iin 1980 it was 32 degrees at 7pm with flurries..in the next 11 hours the temp would drop 33 degrees to one below with wind gusts 40-50 mph..the coldest christmas of my life!!!

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I was happening to look up the warmest seasons on the KOKX webpage and for winter one of them was 1852-1853 which I am sure is a typo as Central Park observations were not officially started until 1869.

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I was happening to look up the warmest seasons on the KOKX webpage and for winter one of them was 1852-1853 which I am sure is a typo as Central Park observations were not officially started until 1869.

there was a weather station on Governors Island...It shows a mild December for that time and january and February look a little above average for that time...

http://www.americanwx.com/bb/index.php/topic/31022-monthly-and-annual-temperature-for-nyc/

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