According to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, Arthur is expected to strengthen and move north along the eastern seaboard over the next few days. In addition to producing rain and gusty winds, the storm will also create dangerous rip currents at beaches up and down the east coast. Sadly, many July 4th holiday plans in the coastal regions of the Mid-Atlantic States will likely be disrupted.
June was warm and fairly seasonable in New York City this year. We had a few hot and humid days where the mercury made it into the upper 80s, but not a single day made it to 90°F. That marks only the second time in ten years that the city did not see a 90°F day in June. Nonetheless, the city’s average temperature for the month was 72.5°F. That is 1.5°F above normal.
Despite getting off to a soggy start, the Big Apple came up a bit short this June in terms of precipitation. Most of the 4.26 inches of rain measured in Central Park came down in three significant events early in the month. In the end, though, we were 0.15 inches below normal.