Nov 25-27, 2013 Daily Observations

The daily observations for the November 25-27 time period have been posted below. The storm summary for the November 26-27 storm will be posted this evening.

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Wednesday, November 27 Observations:

11.27.13Read more: Nov 26-27, 2013 Storm Archive

As the significant storm continued to affect the region, not technically a nor’easter as there were few observations of actual northeasterly winds during the storm, the warm front made its westernmost extent around 4 AM, reaching north central NJ into SE NY, before the low pressure tracked near NYC by 7 AM and the cold front began pushing east. This set up for a tight temperature gradient, as temperatures reached the low 60s across NE NJ, Westchester county, NYC, Long Island and CT, while just to the west, locations in western NJ and interior SE NY stayed in the low to mid 40s.

Heavy rain continued through at least 7 AM; locations in the warm sector observed a strong SE wind with gusts in the 40-55 mph range resulting in some wind damage and power outages. Lighter rainfall rates were then observed until the afternoon when the second wave of precipitation moved in; with temperatures falling into the 30s and 40s, precipitation changed over to snow in far western NJ around 4 PM and north central NJ/SE NY by 6 PM. Precipitation mostly ended by 7 PM as a strong westerly wind developed and temperatures fell into the 30s and 20s.

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Tuesday, November 26 Observations:

11.26.13Read more: Nov 26-27, 2013 Storm Archive

Cloud cover increased on Monday night into Tuesday as a wave of light snow stayed north of the area, with light snow showers observed near Sussex and Orange counties early in the morning. Precipitation spread into the area around 12-1 PM; this initially fell as snow/sleet in northern NJ/SE NY, rain/sleet in NYC and western Long Island, and rain elsewhere, before quickly changing over to rain except for NW NJ/SE NY by 2 PM; these locations changed over to rain gradually through 9 PM. Around that time, heavy rain began falling across the area as the warm front gradually made its way inland.

At 11:59 PM, the warm front was approximately near NYC into coastal CT, which reflected the 24-hour high temperatures as Long Island, NYC and coastal CT were in the warm sector and peaked in the low-mid 50s, while NE NJ and interior southern CT peaked in the 40s, and NW NJ, SE NY and western CT in the 30s. The highest temperature was 53 degrees in multiple locations, and the coolest high temperature was 33 degrees in Montgomery, NY.

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Monday, November 25 Observations:

11.25.13Following the record cold on Sunday, with numerous record cold maximum high temperatures set or tied, temperatures fell into the low 20s in NYC and the coast and 10s inland, with Central Park’s low of 23 degrees falling short of the record low of 19 degrees, set in 1938. With mostly sunny skies and a light southwest wind, high temperatures were slightly warmer than those of Sunday but remained 15 degrees below average, peaking in the low 30s inland and mid 30s for the rest of the area. The highest temperature was 40 degrees in New London, CT, and the coolest high temperature was 32 degrees in Danbury, CT.

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