Holy crap it’s warm out there! Today is, by far, New York’s warmest January 6th since records began. The only question now is whether we will reach 73 degrees to become the city’s warmest January day ever. With winds out of the southwest and slightly drier air arriving over the last couple of hours we may do it.
The local media are having a field day with the wacky weather. Bicycle Habitat in SoHo had record sales last month, Il Laboratorio del Gelato has stocked up so they won’t run out of delicious frozen treats. Ski resorts hate the warmth and lack of snow. The Times reports that the Department of Transportation filled 17,357 potholes last month. That’s 25 percent less than the 22,685 potholes filled in December 2005!
Extreme warmth like this doesn’t last too long in January. You’ve got the rest of the day to enjoy the mid-May weather! Tomorrow will be much cooler. Our high will only be in the lower-50s, which is still way warmer than normal. Rain arrives late tomorrow night and we may cool to near-normal temperatures by mid-week.
Cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from atomische.com.