The National Weather Service confirms that Central Park registered its wettest summer ever with 25.23 inches of rainfall. More impressively, the record was set with below-average rainfall in June and July (6.28 inches). August saw nearly 19 inches fall, of which only 6.87 inches were attributable to Tropical Storm Irene.
Ironically, Irene-related rainfall was greater the farther away from its center, which passed over New York City.
Temperatures were above normal in all three months. July 2011 -- which saw a 104 degree day plus humidity on Friday, July 22nd -- was 3.7 degrees above normal.
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