Between picnics in the park and overflowing crowds at local ice cream shops, it felt more like late April than mid-February in New York City this holiday weekend.
The temperature in Central Park soared to 63°F on Saturday and 65°F on Sunday. Both days missed setting a new record high by only a few degrees. Overnight lows were also unusually mild. According to the NWS, a new record warm minimum temperature was set on Sunday with a reading of 53°F. The previous record of 49°F was established in 1997.
The city’s normal high for this time of year is 43°F. Its normal low is 30°F.
Any snow that was left over from the storm earlier this month was no match for these spring-like temperatures. More abnormally warm conditions are expected later this week, so keep that frisbee handy.