Nov 30, 2015

For NYC Weather, It Was a November to Remember

Central Park West, New York, NY
USA
by
Corinne Ramey
,
Wall Street Journal
As New York City experienced an unseasonably warm month, a young skater slipped on a huge puddle of water from the melted ice at the Bryant Park rink. Photo: Timothy A. Clary, Agence France-Presse, Getty
As New York City experienced an unseasonably warm month, a young skater slipped on a huge puddle of water from the melted ice at the Bryant Park rink. Photo: Timothy A. Clary, Agence France-Presse, Getty

To the chagrin of skiers but the delight of sun-seeking New Yorkers, November was shaping up to be the warmest on record, according to the National Weather Service. The average monthly temperature through Sunday was 53.1 degrees in Central Park. The previous record was 52.7 degrees, in 2001. The warmest day of the month was Nov. 6, when temperatures in the park reached 74 degrees, and the coolest temperature reached was 32 degrees, on Nov. 24. September and October were also unseasonably warm: September was 6.5 degrees above normal, and October 1.1 degree.