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Northeast Heat: Rewriting the Record Books
by Tim Ballisty, Editorial Meteorologist
Updated: July 24, 2011 8:45 am ET
We're taking a look at the numerous heat records broken on Friday and Saturday across the Northeast region.
Newark, NJ: New all-time record high of 108 degrees. Breaks old all-time record of 105 degrees set on August 9, 2001.
New York, NY: Central Park topped out at 104 degrees. Second hottest temperature on record. Hottest temperature since 1977.
Dulles International Airport, VA (IAD): New all-time record high of 105 degrees. This breaks the old all-time record high of 104 set back in 1988 and 1983.
Baltimore, MD: Daily record high of 106 degrees. All-time record high is 107 degrees set on July 10, 1936.
Trenton, NJ: Daily record high of 106 degrees.
Philadelphia, PA: Daily record high of 103 degrees.
Atlantic City, NJ: Daily record high of 105 degrees. Old record high for July 22 was 98 degrees set in 1998. Second hottest day on record. Max heat index of 120 degrees. Hottest temperature recorded since 1969.
Boston, MA: Tied for 2nd highest temperature on record at 103 degrees. Hottest day in exactly 85 years!
Washington, DC: No daily record high set. However, peak heat index of 121 degrees.
Hartford, CT: New all-time record high of 103 degrees.
Newark, NJ: New daily record of 102 degrees breaks old record of 100 degrees for the date.
New York, NY: Central Park topped out at 100 degrees toppling the old record of 99 degrees set in 1991.
JFK Int'l Airport: New record high of 102 degrees beating the old record of 100 set in 1972.
Islip, NY: New daily record of 99 degrees breaks the old record of 97 degrees set in 1991.
Philadelphia, PA: New daily record high of 101 degrees.
Dulles International Airport, VA (IAD): Ties record high for the date of 99 degrees.
Baltimore, MD: Ties the daily record high of 102 degrees.
Trenton, NJ: Soars to 104 degrees. Smashes the old record of 99 degrees set in 1991.
Atlantic City, NJ: Peak temperature of 105 degrees. Ties for second hottest day on record which was set the day before on Friday.
Washington, DC: New daily record high of 102 degrees.
Reading, PA: 100 degrees. Beats the old record for the day of 99 degrees set in 1991 by 1 degree.