Similar Weather for Easter and Christmas in NYC

Easter and Christmas are major holidays associated with the beginning of two different seasons – spring and winter, respectively. Nonetheless, the weather conditions for their most recent occurrences in New York City were oddly similar.

The high temperature in Central Park yesterday, Easter Sunday, was 61°F and the low was 42°F.  Back on Christmas Day, December 25th, the high was 62°F and the low was 44°F, tying the record for the city’s third warmest Christmas. Conditions this Easter were only slightly above average for the date.

The warmest Easter on record for NYC, according to the local National Weather Service office, was in 1976 when the high temperature reached 96°F. The coldest was in 1940 when the high was only 31°F.

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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.