Coldest August Day in NYC in Almost a Century

August 21st, 2007 6:40 PM

All you global warming skeptics, deniers, and court jesters better stow your potables, combustibles, and sharp objects safely from proximity of electronic equipment, because it was absolutely a frigid August day in the Big Apple Tuesday.


Well, as reported by, this is the coldest August day in New York City in almost a century (h/t NBer Dave in Texas, emphasis added throughout):

The city along with the rest of the tri-state region is feeling the chilly effect of a cold front sweeping through the region, accompanied by cool rain showers.

Tuesday's high temperature in Central Park was just 59 degrees. The normal high for today is 82 degrees. The normal low is 67.

Hmmm. 23 degrees below normal. Think that will be featured on any of the network evening news broadcasts tonight? Or this:

"This unusual blast of cold air smashed our previous record for the coldest high temperature on August 21, which is 64 degrees, set back in 1999," CBS 2 meteorologist Jason Cali told

In fact, the 59-degree high tied the record for the coldest high temperature ever for the month of August in New York City, when it reached just 59 degrees in 1911.

Think New Yorkers would love to see a little global warming right now?

Surely I jest.