To say New Yorkers have been surprised by the recent, erratic temperatures would be a lie. Winter already proved to be a puzzle with the warmest January in recorded history for the city. So at this point, NYC is accustom to chaotic weather patterns. Yet, every time the weather reaches an unseasonably warm temperature, NYers can’t hide their excitement.
This week, you could have simply stepped outside your door to see the streets filled with people, dogs, and an energy that only spring weather could bring about.
According to the National Weather Service, NYC actually set a record high temperature on Thursday of 90°F in Central Park for April 13th. In fact, it was actually the 4th earliest 90° day on record. This breaks the previous high for NYC set in 1977 of 88°F by 2°F!
More records on Thursday were broken for nearby regions including Newark, NJ, Islip, NY and Bridgeport, CT. Temperatures were about 20-30° higher than average for this time of year.
And today, the weather didn’t disappoint. Another record was defeated this Friday as temperatures in Central Park reached 91°F, breaking the previous high of 85°F recorded on April 14 in 1941. Yes, today, NYC broke an 82-year-old record!
To break records in Central Park tomorrow, the temperature must exceed 87°F—an unlikely event with forecasts predicting rain and temperatures dropping down about 30°F.
However, Sunday will reclaim the weekend (at least from imminent precipitation) with cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s. As for next week, temperatures should remain around the mid-60s with mostly sunny skies.