The heat will continue into tomorrow and a Heat Advisory has been issued for the urban areas from Trenton to Philadelphia to Wilmington because heat indices (combination of heat and humidity) Wednesday afternoon will climb into the upper 90s.
Since the beginning of the month, the region has experienced its most extreme weather since Hurricane Sandy slammed into our coastline last October.
The high temperature in Philadelphia climbed to 92 degrees today but the mercury will soar even higher during the next several days.
Since the start of 2012, dry weather has spread across much of the Northeastern United States. Rainfall deficits have climbed above 5″ in our area but in some cities such as Boston, MA the rainfall deficit has already exceeded 7″.
Much of the United States experienced record warmth during the month of March. In all over 7,500 records were broken from Alabama to Wisconsin and some of those records were smashed by over 30 degrees.
Spring-like temperatures have arrived in the Delaware Valley and if you liked today’s high of 63 degrees then you will love tomorrow as temps climb even higher.
This week has been a wild one across the Midwest and the Southern United States. Since Tuesday there have been over 100 tornado reports which have claimed over a dozen lives and destroyed millions in property.
Rumors are flying about a big weekend storm but with a snow-starved winter such as this, I’m not buying into it just yet.
1-3″, Ha! We’ve seen much worse during the month of February. In fact, on this day in 2010, Philadelphia received 15.8 inches of snow and that was less than a week after a winter storm dumped 28.5 inches of the white stuff.
So far, its been a very disappointing winter for snow lovers. Only 2.8 inches of snow has been recorded in Philadelphia since October. Now, the CBS3 Eyewitness Weather Team is tracking a system that has the potential to bring us a bit more of the white stuff.
The weather events of 2011 will be documented in the United States and Philadelphia as one of the most extreme in history.
As of today, 2011 is the officially the wettest year ever in Philadelphia. The Phila Intl. airport received .66 inches of rain as of 6pm, and that number is still growing.
We are in the middle of what will be the longest and most intense Heat Wave of the summer. The high temperature Wednesday was just 90 degrees, but the mercury will soar much higher than that during the next few days.
Our fourth heat wave of the year is well underway today and will continue through Tuesday.
As forecasted, the temperature soared to 99 degrees this afternoon in Philadelphia, breaking a record that stood since 1933.