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Aug 7 - Hottest Year Ever: Northeast Has Experienced Warmest Temperatures On Record So Far

 Aug 7 - Hottest Year Ever: Northeast Has Experienced Warmest Temperatures On Record So Far
topic by Ham Rove - 08-07-2012, 10:55 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far.

The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University reported Tuesday that the average temperature in the 12-state region was 49.9 degrees from January through July. That's the warmest seven-month period since 1895, the year systematic record keeping began.

The second-warmest comparable period was 1921, when the seven-month average was 49.2 degrees.

"We've had a long stretch of warm," said Kathy Vreeland, a climatologist for the center.

The data comes as the Northeast endured a sweltering July with record-breaking temperatures around the region. Syracuse hit 101 on July 17 and Washington's Reagan National Airport recorded 105 degrees on July 7.

On a single day, July 18, LaGuardia Airport in New York City hit 101 degrees, Baltimore and Newark, N.J., recorded 104 degrees and Philadelphia 100 degrees, according to the climate center.

Areas around the United States this summer have suffered through blistering heat waves, wildfires and droughts the sorts of extreme weather events that experts have predicted will come with climate change. But Vreeland cautioned against reading too much into a small set of data covering a single region.

"It could be global climate change. It could be an anomalous year, or anomalous run of years," she said.

Breaking the warm spell down by state, it was the warmest first seven months of the year in the six New England states, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. It was the second warmest such period in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

It also was the warmest 12-month period in the Northeast through July.
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8 comments for "Aug 7 - Hottest Year Ever: Northeast Has Experienced Warmest Temperatures On Record So Far"

 08-08-2012, 05:59 PMaway - #2
AceBoogie 45 heat pts45

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It's hot up here too
 08-08-2012, 06:23 PMaway - #3
OnlyOriginality 10 heat pts10

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A mini-ice age is imminent, i promise you
 08-08-2012, 06:58 PMaway - #4
cubes 2 heat pts

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It's !!ed up out here man, too hot even in fall and spring

niccas cant even get days out of school for snow anymore
 08-08-2012, 07:22 PMonline - #5
pbballin 17 heat pts17

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Had like 18 days of actual winter weather, during the winter....and Spring/Summer time it's been hot as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
 08-08-2012, 08:45 PMonline - #6
keithbm1111 96 heat pts96

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!!ing miserable. I hate the heat. Cant wait for the cold
 08-08-2012, 09:50 PMaway - #7
TWINSFAN 37 heat pts37

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Originally Posted by keithbm1111
!!ing miserable. I hate the heat. Cant wait for the cold
 08-08-2012, 11:21 PMonline - #8
Chalky 138 heat pts138

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I swer everything is chills in winter time like it's the best season ever, fall second
 08-09-2012, 12:15 PMaway - #9
elvisfreshly 106 heat pts106

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I enjoy it !! the winter cold as !! wack as !!

glad it only snowed once last year

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