The plans are made and the picnic food is ready for the grill! As we get ready for the unofficial start to summer in New York State, we can all agree that post pandemic, things are way more fun that a couple years ago. Getting together with family and gathering in larger groups is much better than the COVID restrictions we dealt with for what seemed like eternity.

However, the spring in to summer of 2023 looks much brighter with way more things to do and concerts and events to look forward to. The Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to the fun and we are ready to get the party started.

From Albany, to Buffalo to New York City, residents in New York are keeping an eye on the weather. What will Monday be like? If you have a pool, will it be warm enough to swim? How about that boat? Can we launch? The forecast looks cooler for the start of the summer fun...but a nice warm up is on the way!

The ten day forecast for New York City looks pretty decent. Although some would prefer the mercury to rise well in to the 80's with sunshine, mid 70's is ideal!

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

LOOK: Here's where people in every state are moving to most

Stacker analyzed the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey data to determine the three most popular destinations for people moving out of each state.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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