October was warm and dry in New York City this year. With all but ten days posting above average readings, the city’s overall monthly temperature was 60.2°F. That is 3.2°F above normal.
In terms of precipitation, NYC was unusually dry. We only received a meager 0.36 inches of rain, which is 4.04 inches below normal. This makes October 2013 the city’s third driest October on record. It was also our fourth consecutive month with below average rainfall. As a result, the city is currently listed in the “moderate drought” category on the U.S. Drought Monitor.