Photographers hoping to catch the perfect shot of Manhattanhenge gather at 42nd and 5th Streets in NYC on July 12, 2011. Image courtesy of Flickr user Shmuel.
The last show in the double-header of Manhattanhenge sunsets was hidden behind clouds Saturday evening.
The phenomenon, which can be seen four times each year, occurs when the sun sets in alignment with the street grid of Manhattan, and lights up both the north and south sides of every cross street. It is usually observed twice in May and twice in July.
Though temperatures were mild in the mid-70s, the evening brought less than ideal views for the celestial event.
"Rain earlier in the day did diminish prior to the evening hours, but lingering clouds and spotty showers did not clear out enough for optimal viewing conditions," according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
The next chance to see the event will not be until 2014.
For more information on the spectacle, read 'Clouds Cover NYC's Last Manhattanhenge Sunset of 2013.'
After a cooler-than-normal summer 2014, the Northeast can anticipate more 90-degree days. Meanwhile, drought conditions will expand in the West.
Early indications suggest that the first tropical system of 2015 could spin up off the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States later this week.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
Thunderstorms are set to return to the Plains for the first week of May following a relatively quiet end to April.
Very warm Saharan air will spread across southern Europe through much of this week.
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Low temperature of minus 19 -- all-time May low temperature for area.
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4-5" of rain in the mountains.
10"-20" of snow in the higher elevations (3rd-4th). (3.1" of snow in December).