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July 22, 2011

Friday's heat shattered records all over the place

Here are some of the high temperature records broken and set on Friday, from the National Weather Service:

Newark, NJ:  108 degrees, breaking the 101-degree record for the date, and the 105-degree all-time high set Aug. 9, 2001. Records began in 1931.

Washington Dulles:  105 degrees, breaking the daily record of 98 degrees set in 1998. It is also the highest temperature on record for the airport - 104 degrees, set  July 16, 1988 and matched Aug. 20, 1983.

Hartford, CT:  103 degress, breaking the 101-degree daily record and the all-time record of 102 degrees., set July 6, 2010.

Bridgeport, CT:  103 degrees, tied the daily record and the all-time record, both set in 1957.

New daily records were also set in New York City (104 degrees in Central Park); Atlantic City (104 degrees); Philadelphia (102 degrees); Georgetown, DE (103 degrees); Trenton, NJ (103 degrees); Bangor, ME (97 degrees), and Boston, MA (103 degrees, a tie).

Posted by Frank Roylance at 7:32 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: By the numbers


Why is it so hot, Frank? Is it global warming?

I'm glad I moved to Florida. It's hot here but not as bad as the rest of the country, plus we get a nice breeze here on the coast.

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