Spring is a transitional season where a few cold snaps and warm spells are not that uncommon. This week in New York City, however, it felt like we jumped from March to July in only seven days.
On Monday, May 13, the high topped out at a mere 48°F. This set a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date. The previous record of 49°F had been in place since 1914.
Then, on Monday, May 20, the mercury soared to 85°F. While not a record breaker, it was the warmest day of the year in the city, to date.
The normal high for this time of year is in the low 70s.