The calendar says October, but it still feels like summer in New York City.
The temperature in Central Park soared to an unusually balmy 80°F on Wednesday. While this did not break any records, the overnight low did. The mercury only dropped to 71°F, setting a new record warm minimum temperature for the date. The previous record of 69°F had been in place since 1949.
It is also interesting to note that Wednesday’s low was warmer than the date’s normal high. The city’s average high and low temperatures for this time of year are 66°F and 52°F, respectively.