This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone who stepped outside yesterday, but the temperature in Central Park hit an astounding 77 degrees during the afternoon, breaking a 16-year-old record.
New York City (Central Park) has just reached 77 degrees as it is feeling like late spring! A record high for today! pic.twitter.com/ok8lfRrrSQ— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) March 9, 2016
The previous record high for March 9 was a comparatively frigid 69 degrees way back in 2000. The average temperature for March 9 in New York is 47 degrees, while 77 is the normal high for a day in late May or early June.
Record highs were set across the New York metropolitan region over the course of the day including 75 degrees at LaGuardia Airport and 78 degrees at Pomona in New Jersey.
Temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s today, potentially setting more record highs, before dropping into the lower 60s tomorrow. The unseasonably warm days come towards the end of what has been the warmest winter on record for the US.