At 10:21 a.m., the hottest astronomical summer on record in Buffalo passed on into what's forecast to become the warmest first day of autumn in 67 years.
When the season officially changed this morning, it was already in the 70s. The National Weather Service projects today's daily high will reach 83 degrees, which is warmer than any average daily high in Buffalo all year long.
That would make today the first time autumn's first day hit 80 degrees since 1985. And, its warmest since the thermometer hit 84 degrees on the first day of fall, 1959.
Here are a few First Day of Fall Facts for weather in Buffalo since record-keeping started at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport around World War II:
Warmest Daily High: 84 degrees, 1959.
Coolest Daily High: 53 degrees in 1976 and 1990.
Coolest Daily Low: 32 degrees in 1947.