Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More Records, Another C-Note Crossed

Philadelphia hit 100 for the second time this year with today's high of 100 degrees, surpassing a record of 99 set back in 1953.  We surpassed 100 on two occasions each of the past two years...none of the three years are a record for most 100 degree days in a year (that mark is five in 1988).

Records were tied or set at the major climate sites around the region today -- the ties were Allentown and Trenton (98 and 100 respectively), with record highs set in a number of other places.  Newark's 104 degree high broke the old mark by four degrees.  In Baltimore, their Airport set a record at 104 degrees...with the Inner Harbor tying their all-time mark at 107.

Temperatures will be cooler tomorrow as the front approaches the region, although humidity levels will remain high through tomorrow and probably into Friday as the front will be slow to clear the region.