If it felt more like, say, summer in New York City this October, you were probably onto something.
New York City’s average temperature during the month was 64.1°, a full 7.2° above the city’s monthly average temperature of 56.9°, and it set a new record monthly reading for the month of October. That number included 19 days with highs of 70° or above, and five days of 80° or above – all far more than usual.
The city also looks to get off to a warm start in November, with temperatures soaring well above average high levels for the first few days of the month. Thursday and Friday readings will be well above average for this time of year.
Other Northeast cities that saw their warmest Octobers on record included nearby Newark, New Jersey along with Bridgeport and Hartford, Connecticut; Portland, Bangor and Caribou, Maine; Burlington, Vermont and Worcester, Massachusetts. Burlington’s record October was more than 10 degrees above average!
Stay with WeatherNation through a warm start to November across the East!
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi