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NYC experienced record-breaking high temperatures today

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It hasn’t been this hot on October 2 since 1927

Unseasonably Hot Weather In October Continues To Draw Swimmers To New York Beaches
People lay out on the beach in New York City on October 2.
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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.

Just in case you need it, here’s a list of public places with A/C where you can cool off around NYC.