WEATHER EXTREMES (RECORDS): 









 

                           

  • ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE IN NEW ENGLAND:   107 degrees F. in Chester and New Bedford, Massachusetts--set on Saturday, August 2, 1975.

  • ALL-TIME WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NEW YORK STATE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY:     32.8 degrees F., for the month of January, 1932. 

  • WARMEST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1997 IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY:     76.5 degrees F., on September 2, 1997.

  • WARMEST JANUARY-APRIL PERIOD ON RECORD FOR ENTIRE UNITED STATES:  The four months of January through April of 2000 were the warmest such period in the 106 years to that date for which the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administartion has been keeping climatic records. In an initial report released by NOAA on May 19, 2000, it was said that almost 70% of the United States was much warmer than normal in the January-April  period, while under 1% of the country experienced appreciably colder temperatures in the same period.

         In fact, the temperatures in the United States have been above normal for as much as the past eleven months, according to the NOAA report.

        For the January-April, 2000 period, the average temperature in the United States was 44.3 degrees Farenheit; this was 0.3 degrees Farenheit above the previous record of exactly 44 degrees Farenheit, which was recorded in January-April, 1990.

        The State of Nevada experienced its second-warmest April in 2000. Arizona  had its third-warmest January-April weather in 2000; in New Mexico and in Utah the temperatures were the sixth-warmest for those states for the late-Winter, early-Spring period.

        In terms of precipitation, in April, 2000, Missouri had its driest such month ever; in the Northeast, April of 2000 was the sixth wettest April on record in Vermont and the seventh wettest April in New York State.  (SOURCE: Electronic press release from NOAA News Online ((Story 432)), May 19, 2000)

  • EARLIEST MEASURABLE AUTUMN SNOWFALL IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA:    The earliest in an autumn  that there  was any measurable snowfall in Anchorage, Alaska was on September 20, 1947.

     

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