New York weather. If summer 2014 was the coldest of the city, what was the hottest summer ever? And what will happen this year of 2015?
The last time the city went without a heat wave (classified as three consecutive days of temperatures higher than 90 degrees) was in 2004, this ‘fresh’ situation repeated last year, and not everybody was happy, lovers of bikinis and being suntanned at Coney Island saw 2014 as a disappointed time.
When were they happy?
New York five hottest summers (since 1869) were: 2010, 1966, 1993, 1983 and 1999.
Although July 1999 was the hottest month on record based on mean daily temperature (average of high and low), the average high in July 1966 was hotter than July 1999 by 0.1 degree, 90.3 degrees vs 90.2.
1993 had the most 90-degree days for a calendar year, 39 days, during the summertime period. Followed by 1966 with 34 and 2010 with 32. Not surprise that miniskirts and hot pants were fashionable both, in the sixties and early nineties!
But July 2010 was NYC hottest month on record because June and August were hotter together, and if you look at the newspaper archives of the summer, you will see the laments and complaints of people who cannot stand the heat.
Furthermore, two of New York five hottest summers were also extremely dry. 1966 had the driest summer on record, with every month receiving less than two inches of rain (1.17″ in June, 1.25″ in July and 1.89″ in August). The summer of 1999 was the fourth driest and featured the driest July on record (0.44″). The combined rainfall of those two months was hardly more than one inch (average rainfall in June and July is close to eight-and-a-half inches.)
And how about the unbearably warm ‘Summer Nights’ in New York?
Since 1970, lows of 80 degrees have occurred 30 times (including three in the summer of 2013). But 2010 was especially hard and 2014 particularly fresh.
Once again, what will happen this summer 2015? See the following data from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
2015 Long-Range Weather Forecast for New York, New York:
JUNE 2015: temperature 71.5° (1° below avg. north, 2° above south); precipitation 2.5″ (1″ below avg.)
JULY 2015: temperature 77° (1° above avg.); precipitation 3″ (1″ below avg.)
And they also add: “Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, despite a tropical storm threat in early to mid-August. The hottest periods will occur in early June, mid- to late July, and early to mid-August.”
Then, it seems that this year, lovers of bikinis will be absolutely happy. And at night? Well, buy a good air conditioner and sleep like a log!
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you! Summer is coming! Enjoy these days!
“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” Regina Brett.