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Graphical Climatology of New York Central Park – Daily Temperatures, Precipitation, and Snowfall (1876 – Present)

New York annual and daily rainfall, snowfall, and temperature amounts.

Last Update: 2 Apr 2014

The following is a graphical climatology of New York Central Park daily temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall, from January 1876 into the current year 2014. The graphics consist of summary overview charts (in some cases including data back into the late 1860′s) followed by year-to-year plots that depict daily temperature ranges, precipitation, and snowfall.

Data sources were the NCDC Cooperative Summary of the Day TD3200 CD-ROM, the International Station Meteorological Climate Summary (Version 3.0, 1995) CD-ROM, and the New York City weather service office’s on line site: http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=okx

CLIMATE OVERVIEW GRAPHS

2014 Daily Temperature and Precipitation Graphs for NY Central Park   New (4/2/14)

2013 Daily Temperature and Precipitation Graphs for NY Central Park

NY Central Park Cumulative Daily Precip for 2013 vs. Long-Term Mean, Record Wet 2011, Record Dry 1965, and Record Wettest YTD

TEMPERATURE:

NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK DAILY TEMPERATURE MEANS & EXTREMES:

OTHER NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK TEMPERATURE STATS:

NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK PRECIPITATION:

NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK SNOWFALL:

NEW YORK LAGUARDIA AIRPORT CLIMOGRAMS:

YEAR-TO-YEAR GRAPHS

The uppermost chart on a given yearly page (links below) are “floating-bars” of the daily maxima and minima. Each bar represents an individual day’s temperature range. Superimposed are two line traces, the upper (lower) one connecting 1876 to present average daily maxima (minima). The bars depict the varying diurnal, synoptic, long-wave, and seasonal influences on temperature over time, and some years’ visual features, subjectively, can be quite interesting to look at (see “LINKS TO SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING YEARS WITH ACCOMPANYING NOTES” section below).

The second chart down shows the arithmetic departures of day-to-day mean temperatures (sum of the daily maximum plus the daily minimum divided by two) less the corresponding 1876-present calendar-day average means. Vertical lines extending upward from the zero line indicate above average means for the day (colored red), those extending downward indicate below average daily means (colored blue). In the entire series, greatest positive departure for any given calendar day is +31 F for 5 February 1991, the greatest negative departure -38 F for 30 December 1917.

YEAR-TO-YEAR GRAPHS – LINKS

1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  2013

The third chart down shows the second chart’s departures in deseasonalized or “standardized” form. This adjusts for the fact that individual calendar days have higher or lower year-to-year variability in temperature (and departures). To deseasonalize, the departures are divided by the corresponding calendar day mean temperature standard deviations to create standardized departures, or “z-scores”. Standardized departures of plus or minus 3.0 are rare, observed on only 0.2% of the days over the 1876-2012 period (55 positives and 30 negatives). Interestingly, 22 of these 55 positives (40%) are concentrated over the relatively narrow, contiguous 31 March to 28 April span of days, just 29/365 or 8% of the year. As of 2012, the most extreme positive standardized departure is +4.2 for 17 April 2002, the most negative –3.8 for 9 February 1934.

The fourth chart down depicts daily rainfall, the fifth and sixth charts, respectively, showing daily snowfall and snow depths. Central Park snow depth data was unavailable for 1996 thru late 2000, so those for the nearby LaGuardia airport station are substituted.

LINKS TO SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING YEAR-TO-YEAR GRAPHS, WITH ACCOMPANYING NOTES

  • 1876 – In an otherwise cold year, very warm over mid-June to mid-July.
  • 1879 – Great gyrating warm and cold spells over late-September through year-end.
  • 1882 - September wettest calendar month (16.85”) in Central Park history.
  • 1885 - Cold January to March.
  • 1888 – Coldest year in New York Central Park history (1869-Present).
  • 1894 – Highly fluctuating temperature anomaly pattern through course of year.
  • 1895 – Another year of highly irregular temperature anomaly fluctuations.
  • 1896 – Very cold March with 31” snow, but very forward April and May.
  • 1899 - February cold wave of historic proportions brushes NYC, preceded by 16” snowstorm.
  • 1900 – Quasi-periodic two to three-week above normal spells over August through November.
  • 1903 – Very mild March, but coolest summer (June-August) on record (1869-Present). 11.63 inches’ rain over 8-9 October.
  • 1905 – Persistent anomalous cold over late January into mid-March.
  • 1907 – Unseasonably cool mid-May to mid-June. 1917 – Cold year except for hot mid-July through August. Minus 13 on 30 December – record coldest temperature to date.
  • 1917-18 - Coldest meteorological winter (December-January) on record in New York (1869-present).
  • 1925 – Hot spell in early June with near 100 F temperatures.
  • 1929 – Near 90 F temperatures in early April, then sharply colder.
  • 1930 – Highly fluctuating temperature anomaly pattern through course of year.
  • 1931 – Warmest year to date in New York.
  • 1931-32 - Warmest meteorological autumn (September-November) in all New York history followed by mildest meteorological winter (December-January) until 2001-02.
  • 1934 – Coldest calendar month (February) in New York history (1869-Present) with all-time coldest daily minimum (-15 F). Also snowiest February (27.9”).
  • 1936 – Very cold from mid-January to mid-February, but 106 F in July, highest New York Central Park maximum in history (1869-Present).
  • 1938 – 4.05” rain dropped on 21 September, landfall of “Long Island Express” Hurricane. Very mild mid-October to mid-November.
  • 1939 – For World’s Fair, very warm from mid-July thru late-August
  • 1941 – Sudden burst of summer-like temperatures in mid-April.
  • 1944 - 9.40” rain over 12-14 September.
  • 1945 – Unseasonably mild February through mid-April, then unseasonably cool through early June.
  • 1947-48 – Warmest October in New York history (1869-Present) followed by snowiest winter (63.2”) up to this time. Twenty-five inches depth on 27 December and at least six inches’ depth from 26 December thru 15 February (62 days).
  • 1948 – Three consecutive 100 F plus days in late August.
  • 1949 – Warmest year to date in New York by more than 1 F. June driest calendar month in history (0.02”)
  • 1953 – Warmest year to date in New York. Prolonged heat wave over late August/early September; 102 F on 2 September.
  • 1955 – Hot Summer.
  • 1960 – Second coldest March of twentieth century in New York (to 1916).
  • 1961 – Warmest September buy viagra overnight delivery on record in New York.
  • 1964 – Driest year on record in New York up to this time (32.99”).
  • 1965 – Back-to-back record dry years for New York – 1965’s annual total (26.09”), 21% less than record-setting 1964’s.
  • 1966 – Warmest summer (June-August) in New York on record; 5.54 inches’ rain on 21 September.
  • 1973 – Late August/Early September heat wave (eight straight days of 90 F or higher temperatures).
  • 1976 – Mid-April Heat Wave – temperatures in mid-90’s.
  • 1977 – Cold January; 9.19” rain over 7-8 November.
  • 1978 – Cold January and February; 34 inches’ snowfall in January (record for any calendar month) and 23 inches in February.
  • 1979 – Cold February, record mild November.
  • 1980 – Very warm from early July into early September.
  • 1983 - 80.56″ precipitation recorded for year, but all the year’s measurements thrown out due to a rain guage that was determined
  •             to have been malfunctioning.
  • 1984 – Hot Early June, mild October-December.
  • 1988 – Hot summer.
  • 1989 – Coldest December in New York since 1917.
  • 1990 – Warmest year in New York history.
  • 1991 – Ties 1990 for warmest year in New York history. Warmest meteorological Spring (March-May) since records commenced.
  • 1995 – Very warm July and August. Just 0.28” rain from 29 July through 16 September (50 days).
  • 1995-96 - 1995-96 winter snowiest (75.6”) in history; 20.2” on 7-8 January.
  • 1998 - Second warmest year in history. Five straight 80 F or higher days in March.
  • 1999 – Warmest calendar month (July) in New York history.
  • 2001-02 - Mildest winter (December-February) in all New York history. November 2001 also warmest on record.
  • 2003 – Coldest year since 1978.
  • 2004 – Wettest September (11.51”) since 1934.
  • 2005 – Wettest October (16.73”) in New York history, second wettest calendar month in history (to Sept. 1882 – 16.85”)
  • 2006 – 26.9” snowstorm over 11th-12th heaviest ever for single storm.
  • 2007 – April wettest on record (13.05″); October ties 1947 for warmest in history.
  • 2010 – February snowiest calendar month in history (36.9″), March wettest such month on record (10.69″), April surpasses 1941 for warmest in history by 1 full degree F. Second warmest July.
  • 2011 – Wettest year in Central Park history (72.81″). Second snowiest calendar month (January with 36.0″); August wettest calendar month in history (18.95″).  Snowiest October on record (2.9″), entire 2011-12 winter with just 7.4″.
  • 2012 – Warmest Year in History by 0.1 F. Warmest February in history by 0.3 F, second warmest March.

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