19. August 2015 · Comments Off on First Official Heatwave · Categories: Summer, thunderstorms · Tags: , , , ,

Heatwave

Western New Jersey had it’s first (and hopefully last) official heat wave this summer. What’s that you ask? “Dave it’s been plenty hot this summer!” Yes it has but to have an official heatwave you need three (3) days or more of high temperatures at 90 or above. We had that pleasure Saturday thru yesterday. I don’t think (hope) we get there today so the streak will be over. Even if it’s not as hot the humidity will make up for it in the next few days

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While a scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorm is possible today in some spots, more frequent thundershowers are possible starting Thursday afternoon into Friday as a cold front approaches. The above map show the potential rain for our area through Saturday morning. We do need the rain – most areas have not received substantial rain in 7 days or more.

When the above cold front approaches our area it may not pass through right away and instead stall of the area. This will keep the humidity and chances for rain into at least Friday.

27. July 2015 · Comments Off on Over 1″ Of New Rain in Overnight Thunderstorms · Categories: Summer, thunderstorms · Tags: , , , , ,

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Folks in western New Jersey were treated to a light show last evening from the approaching thunderstorms that slowly moved into the area from eastern PA. They took there time but did arrive and gave part of the area over 1″ of rain. Stewartsville received 1.10″ of new needed rainfall. Parts of eastern PA receive 3″ of rain while other areas of western NJ didn’t receive quite as much.

Summertime heat and humidity are here this week. Tuesday-Thursday will be the hottest weather so far with summer with highs in the mid 90’s we humidity to boot. There could be some scattered thunderstorms around today with a greater chance Thursday as another front approaches.

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