Tag Archives: cold

“Winter” 2011-2012: Hitting 50+ degrees Every Week

It keeps striking me how we seem to hit 50+ degree temperatures every week this winter, so I checked it out.  Here’s a plot showing hourly temperature data at Central Park and La Guardia.  Not only have we hit 50+ … Continue reading

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Our Cozy Little Heat Island

As our year’s coldest weather may be on its way this weekend, it might warm you to compare this spell to one lesser-known historical cold temperature record.  New York City metro area winters are a quite a bit warmer than … Continue reading

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Fall Colors and The Urban Heat Island

One of my favorite things about living in New York City is checking out the fall colors on my bike commute through Central Park.  However, for subway commuters and tourists who don’t get to cruise through the park every day, … Continue reading

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Surf Temperatures Rising in Time for the Weekend

As our summertime weather turns spectacular in time for the weekend, the beach is getting pretty tempting.  While the past two days have seen a dropoff in water temperatures along Long Island, the good news is that they are back … Continue reading

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