The high temperature near Sandy Hook Bay , NJ on May 18, 2017
The first day of summer arrived early around New York Harbor. A subtropical high over the western Atlantic waters brought a few days of summer after a few chilly, rainy months of spring.
High temperature readings on Wednesday around New York Harbor were in the upper 70s to upper 80s, depending on where you were located. A taste of things to come.
By Thursday afternoon, everyone was feeling the heat. According to the National Weather Service in Upton, NY:
Central Park broke their record - 91 degrees F (90 was the old record set in 1936)
Islip, NY tied a record reaching 89 degrees F. This ties the record of 89 previously set in 1977.
Newark set a new record – 91 degrees F
Break out the shorts and sunscreen! The heat is not going away. According to a long range forecast by NOAA for the upcoming summer season, expect above normal temperatures.
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell