Crunchy leaves are beginning to color the ground and we’ve already been blanketed by some fall temperatures–albeit only being a quick glimpse. But you know what that means–it’s almost time to say goodbye to beaches and rooftop pools because fall is making its way to NYC.
And beyond gorgeous fall foliage–which unfortunately won’t be as vibrant this year as usual–we’re wondering what else the fall will bring.
Fall officially begins on Saturday, September 23, and after a scorching summer we’re ready to welcome the cooler temperatures with open arms–though, as it turns out, the season’s temperatures will be higher than normal.
According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, the months of September, October, and November will bring with them temperatures that are above average–average NYC temps are 68º in September, 57.1º in October, and 46.2º in November.
Thankfully, precipitation forecasts are not following suit, as the NOAA is predicting average amounts of rainfall.
The team of long-range forecasters at AccuWeather, led by veteran meteorologist Paul Pastelok, even predict that the temperature could top out around 90º in NYC during the first week or two of September.
On the other hand, however, the Farmer’s Almanac is challenging these forecasts and predicting a cooler fall with lower-than-normal temperatures.
Though the contradictory forecasts aren’t really anything new–the Farmer’s Almanac and NOAA have had contradicting predictions for NYC’s upcoming winter for the past three years.
And, speaking of, meteorologists are predicting a “frosty, flakey, slushy” winter for NYC this year, which you can read all about here.
Looks like we’ll just have to wait and see what weather fall brings with it!