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Heating Up the Big AppleIn the NovemberDecember 1998 issue of Weatherwise Bob Smith of Providence Rhode Island asked We are a group of 12 young men interested in meteorology We meet regularly to discuss our favorite hobby and compare notes We are puzzled Central Park in New York City consistently reports the highest minimum temperatures in the region In the autumn New York City is often one of the last stations reporting a freezing temperature in the East sometimes even after locations like Atlanta Georgia Birmingham Alabama Richmond Virginia and Charlotte North Carolina The straw that broke our camels back was a 41 degrees Fahrenheit minimum at Central Park on November 21 1997 We were all in New York City on that morning and believe us temperatures fell into the 30s Bridgeport Connecticut reported 28 degrees Fahrenheit Newark New Jersey 34 degrees Fahrenheit Philadelphia Pennsylvania 36 degrees Fahrenheit Atlantic City New Jersey 28 degrees Fahrenheit and Baltimore Maryland 32 degrees Fahrenheit Please look into this Could the instruments be defective ANSWER I am grateful to Mike Wyllie meteorologist-in-charge at the Upton New York National Weather Service office for the following information Observations have been taken regularly in Central Park since 1869 Until 1993 when the NWS office in New York City moved about 70 miles east to Upton New York NWS employees made the observations themselves Arguing successfully that such a long-term observing site should not be closed down just because the office was moving Wyllie arranged for the installation of new automatic recording instruments as part of the Automated Surface Observing System ASOS which was replacing many other surface observing systems across the country at the time The ASOS instruments were collocated with the old instruments and before their commissioning lengthy comparisons of both sets of measurements were made so that no climatological anomaly would suddenly appear in Central Park when the old instruments were removed Wyllie conceded that the instrument site in Central
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