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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
1029 PM EST WED FEB 21 2018  
   
..WARMEST FEBRUARY DAY ON RECORD
 
 
IN ADDITION TO SETTING NEW DAILY RECORD HIGHS FOR FEBRUARY 21ST,  
FOUR OF OUR SIX CLIMATE SITES ACHIEVED THEIR WARMEST FEBRUARY DAY  
ON RECORD.  
 
CENTRAL PARK, NY...THE HIGH OF 78 DEGREES TODAY SETS A NEW DAILY  
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 68  
DEGREES SET IN 1930. IN ADDITION, THIS SETS A NEW RECORD HIGH  
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS  
RECORD OF 75 LAST SET ON FEBRUARY 24, 1985. THIS IS ALSO THE  
WARMEST IT HAS EVER BEEN THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR. PREVIOUSLY, THE  
EARLIEST IT REACHED AT LEAST 78 DEGREES IN CENTRAL PARK WAS ON  
MARCH 10, 2016 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 79 DEGREES.  
 
LAGUARDIA, NY...THE HIGH OF 79 DEGREES TODAY SETS A NEW DAILY  
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 68  
DEGREES SET IN 1953. IN ADDITION, THIS SETS A NEW RECORD HIGH  
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS  
RECORD OF 74 SET ON FEBRUARY 15, 1949. THIS IS ALSO THE WARMEST  
IT HAS EVER BEEN THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR. PREVIOUSLY, THE EARLIEST  
IT REACHED AT LEAST 79 DEGREES AT LAGUARDIA WAS ON MARCH 13, 1990  
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 83 DEGREES.  
 
NEWARK, NJ...THE HIGH OF 80 DEGREES TODAY SETS A NEW DAILY RECORD  
HIGH TEMPERATURE, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 69 DEGREES SET  
IN 1953. IN ADDITION, THIS SETS A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR  
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 76, SET ON  
FEBRUARY 15, 1949. THIS IS ALSO THE WARMEST IT HAS EVER BEEN THIS  
EARLY IN THE YEAR. PREVIOUSLY, THE EARLIEST IT REACHED AT LEAST  
80 DEGREES IN NEWARK WAS ON MARCH 9, 2016 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE  
ROSE TO 82 DEGREES.  
 
BRIDGEPORT, CT...THE HIGH OF 67 DEGREES TODAY SETS A NEW DAILY  
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 59  
DEGREES SET IN 2002. IN ADDITION, THIS TIES THE RECORD HIGH  
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY OF 67, LAST SET ON FEBRUARY  
27, 1997. THIS IS THE SECOND WARMEST IT HAS BEEN THIS EARLY IN THE  
YEAR, ECLIPSED ONLY BY A HIGH OF 68 DEGREES ON BOTH JANUARY 6,  
2007 AND JANUARY 29, 2002.  
 
ALL RECORDS ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL MADE OFFICIAL BY THE  
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI).  
 

 
 
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