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The Summer of SoJO Has Been a Hot One This Year!

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The heat and humidity continues to dominate the Summer of SoJO (2012 version), and here comes another weekend where the relief from it is NOT coming.

The combination of high temperatures and high humidity did make it feel like it’s more than 100 degrees in parts of South Jersey today.  This kind of heat usually brings some strong showers and thunderstorms – last night was a good example of that for much of South Jersey and Philly.

Sarah Watson from The Press of Atlantic City reports that the cumulative effects of the heat are hard on the body.  This past overnight saw low temperatures not drop much below 80 degrees, making it one of the warmest nights of this summer.

This weekend we could see the temps hit 90 again in South Jersey – this number has been a familiar sight.  In July alone, Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township has seen 13 days of 90 degrees or warmer.  The National Weather Service reports that the average for days of 90 or hotter in July is 9 days.

CBS 3 in Philly has reported that the city has had 29 days this summer with temps 90 or higher.

Relief from the heat may be coming in August.  The Farmers Almanac is predicting that the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. (where we fall under) could see more rain than we have seen all summer so far, creating less 90-degree days.


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