Just when New Yorkers thought that the dog days of summer were long past, we’re right back at it, with record high temperatures recorded on the second day of October.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), today’s high temperature of 93 degrees in Central Park was the second warmest day on record for that particular location. The highest it’s ever been in the park during this particular month was in 1941, when the temperature hit 94 degrees on October 6. The previous high record for this particular day was set in 1927 when the temperature hit 90 degrees.
Other locations in the general New York City vicinity also experienced record-breaking temperatures today: Both JFK and LaGuardia Airports had recorded highs of 95 degrees, and it was a toasty 96 degrees in Newark. But it won’t stay like this for long: There’s a chance of thunderstorms tonight, and the temperature will cool significantly into the weekend.
Additional Facts (continued):— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) October 2, 2019
Central Park saw it 2nd warmest October temperature ever recorded by reaching 93 degrees earlier today. The warmest October temperature ever recorded at the park was 94 back on October 5, 1941.
The following temperature records were observed today in NYC:— New York Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) October 2, 2019
Newark 96° (All time monthly high)
LaGuardia 95° F (All time monthly high)
Kennedy 95° F (All time monthly high)
Central Park 93° F (Daily record high)
Islip 89° F (Daily record high)
Just in case you need it, here’s a list of public places with A/C where you can cool off around NYC.