Sunday, September 30, 2012
Weather Rewind, September 23-29, 2012
In terms of rain, not much officially fell in Philadelphia -- just 0.22" for the week. Allentown picked up 0.62", Harrisburg 0.89", and Atlantic City picked up only 0.08" as the bulk of shower activity with last week's storm systems passed to our north and west. Not a terribly high amount of rain but the timing on Thursday morning's shower activity was such that it provided for a high impact drive to the office for many.
One anecdotal note from last week -- Monday's high of 68 degrees was the first time since June 5th where the temperature didn't crack 70 degrees in Philadelphia, ending a streak of 110 days of 70 or above in Philadelphia. Since 1970, it's the 9th longest streak of 70 or warmer temperatures. We last had a streak of 110 days or longer in 2008. The record for Philadelphia is 123 days -- set in 1991. Last year's longest streak of 70 degree weather was 106 days.