Northeast US residents have been experiencing lower-than-average temperatures so far this week, with a winterlike weather front bringing record breaking cold, rain and even snow to the region.
A low of 5.5C (42F) was recorded in New York City’s Central Park on Monday, May 13, according to the National Weather Service — falling just shy of the all-time low for May 13 of 3.9C (39F) set in 1895.
One cold-record was in fact toppled this week, though:
Central Park’s all-time low high temperature of 9.4C (49F) for May 13, set way back in 1914 (solar minimum of cycle 14), was busted this Monday when the mercury struggled to a maximum high of just 8.8C (48F).
Temps in the Big Apple this week (thus far) have been sitting 15F-20F below average for the time of year.
And along with the cold, areas in upstate New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine received several inches of rare mid-May snow.
About 8 inches of powder blanketed Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont, estimates AccuWeather Meteorologist and Social Media Manager Jesse Ferrell.
The cold times are returning, due to our sun’s continued (relative) shutdown.
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift