Summery of all the 100 degree weather temperature days in New York City.
They have been collecting and keeping weather data in Central Park in New York City since 1870. A total of 141 years. Over those 141 years, how many times do you think the temperature in Central Park reached 100 degrees or above?
The answer is 59 total times that the temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees in New York City. So, on average, New York City experiences a 100 degree day once every 2 1/2 years.
Image Source by David Shankbone (Central Park on hot summer day)
Here's a quick breakdown of 100 degrees days in New York City based upon weather temperature.
59 total 100 degree days in Central Park in NYC
100 degree days - 28 times
101 degrees days - 12 times
102 degree days - 11 times
103 degree days - 4 times
104 degree days - 3 times (including July 22, 2011)
106 degree day - once
Image Source (Small pools in summer along Park Avenue in New York City)
Of course, some years are much hotter than others. Here's a quick breakdown of the years which had multiple 100 degree weather temperature days.
The years are broken down according to the exact number of times that 100 degree days occurred. For example: if the temperature reached 100 degrees three times in one summer, that year is listed just under three times. That same year could also be listed for all the two and one 100 degree years, but is only listed for the years when three 100 degree days occurred.
100 Degree Days Four Times in One Year - twice
Only two times since 1870 has New York City had a summer where the temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees on four different days. The years were 1953 and 1966.
100 Degree Days Three Times in a Year - five times
Five times since 1870 New York City has a had a summer where the temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees on three different days. Those years were 1993, 1977, 1955, 1948 and 1944.
Image Source by Hu Totya (Rooftop pool seen from the top of the Empire State Building in NYC)
100 Degree Days Twice in a Year - thirteen times
Twelve times the temperature has reached or exceeded 100 degrees twice in a summer in New York City on two different days. Those years were 2011, 2010, 1999, 1991, 1980, 1957, 1954, 1949, 1937, 1936, 1933, 1926 and 1901.
100 Degree Days Just Once in a Year - ten times
Ten times the weather temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees in a summer in New York City on just one day. Those years were 2001, 1995, 1952, 1934, 1930, 1918, 1917, 1911 and 1898 and 1881.
The hottest day in New York City history was July 9, 1936, when the temperature was a scorching 106 degrees. I love weather history, and the year 1936 saw the most record hot weather temperatures records set all across the United States, including in New York City.
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