Until recently, climatologists dealing with Long Island's weather have had records that, in some cases, just went back to 1984. Recently, records back to 1963 were uncovered.
Here, courtesy of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at the Northeast Regional Climate Center in Ithaca, are monthly temperatures recorded at Islip-MacArthur Airport going back to the fall of 1963.
To examine in greater detail the Climate Center records, which include data on rainfall, click here and choose a location on Long Island. The charts below illustrate a rise in the monthly average temperature each year and show the fluctuations, generally up, or the highest and lowest temperature for each year from 1964 to 2016. Data updated on Aug. 8, 2017.