BUFFALO, N.Y. — April may have started with snow, but just a week later, we've got summertime weather going strong in Western New York. At least for now.
The temperature at the Buffalo Airport hit 84 degrees at 3 p.m. Thursday. That shatters the old record of 75 degrees set back in 1991.
Thursday's 80-degree-plus high temperature is the third-earliest 80 degree day in Buffalo's recorded history. Records go back to 1874. Our most recent 80 degree day was October 23, 167 days ago. That is the second shortest cold-season stretch between 80 degree days. The shortest stretch on record is 162 days between October 10, 2011 and March 20th, 2012.
Meteorological Spring 2021 has been overwhelmingly mild side so far. As of Thursday afternoon, there have been 15 days with high temperatures above 60 degrees since March 1. Many of those days have been dry and sunny, too.
Weather records for Buffalo and the Western New York region are observed and kept at the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo, NY.