Heat and rain have led Philadelphia to beat some weather records this summer. The city recently topped its record for the number of consecutive days in which the temperature hasn't dropped below 70 degrees. Here, we round up all of the wild weather that's set records in Philadelphia so far this summer.
1. String of 70-plus days: The temperature in Philadelphia hasn't dipped below 70 degrees since June 23, when a low of 67 was recorded. The current stretch is the longest string of 70-plus days since records started being kept in 1872, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. But the streak could end shortly, as the National Weather Service is calling for an overnight low of 62 degrees Wednesday into Thursday. The old record of 26 consecutive days was set in 1876 and 1995.
2. High minimum: A record high minimum temperature of 80 degrees was set on July 16. That topped the day's previous record of 77, set in 1955.
3. Monthly rainfall: June's rainfall total was the highest ever in Philadelphia, with a total of 10.56 inches. That surpassed the record of 10.06 inches set in 1938.
4. Daily rainfall: A daily rainfall record was set on June 10, when 2.1 inches fell. That broke the day's old record of 2.08 inches, set in 1903.
5. Daily rainfall: Another daily rainfall record was set June 8, when 3.5 inches fell, surpassing the previous record for the date of 1.79 inches, set in 1904.