Brian K. Sullivan
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The high in New York City today is forecast to hover around 80 degrees, making it only the second time on record that June and July temperatures failed to reach 90, the National Weather Service said.
Central Park thermometers haven’t touched 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 Celsius) since April, and if this holds through today the month would be one of the 10 coolest Julys on record, according to the weather service records.
The only other time a June and July passed in the city without temperatures reaching the 90s was 1996.
“Daily average temperatures have been at or below normal every day but one this month, and for 54 of the 59 days since June 1,” the weather service office in Upton, New York, said in a statement on its Web site.