NYC Monthly Summary: October 2012

Super-storm Sandy slammed New York City this October.  Its powerful winds and flooding storm surge devastated the metro-area. In terms of precipitation, however, it only produced 0.95 inches of rain locally. This brought the city’s monthly rainfall total up to a mere 2.92 inches. That is 1.48 inches below normal.

Bouncing up and down throughout the month, temperatures in the city felt like they were on a roller-coaster.  As we are transitioning from summer to winter, however, this is not unusual.  In the end, NYC finished the month with an average temperature of 58.1°F, which is 1.1°F above normal.  While this may not seem exceptionally warm, it is interesting to note that the city’s average monthly temperature has been above normal for nine of the last ten months.

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.