After weekends of endless rain, it’s safe to say that New Yorkers have had enough of Mother Nature’s jokes. But unfortunately, the rain doesn’t plan to let up anytime soon with Friday and Saturday’s forecast showing precipitation.
In fact, last month actually smashed NYC rain records, proving to be the wettest September in more than a century! Out of September’s 30 days, it rained for 14 of them. According to Spectrum News, NYC saw three times the amount of typical rain for the month with a total rainfall of 14 inches. That’s just shy of NYC’s wettest September on record with 16.85 inches in 1882.
If you haven’t guessed already, majority of September’s rain can be credited to the flash flood that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The severe storm was responsible for more than 30% of the month’s rainfall.
Areas like JFK experienced record shattering totals with rainfall surpassing 8 inches—the highest on record. Moreover, Central Park saw the sixth wettest day in 141 years and the Brooklyn Navy Yard had more than 7 inches fall.
The month actually began as a scorcher with three consecutive days reaching in the 90s. Yet, by the end of the month, temperatures plummeted into the 50s.
So what weather can we expect for the rest of the year? Well according to meteorologists, we’ll experience higher temperatures than normal this fall. Yet, come winter NYC we’ll see a ‘frosty, flakey, slushy’ season.