Philly sets heat record ... but June has been hotter

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It got legitimately hot Tuesday — a record 96 at the airport at 3:42 p.m. — besting the 95 of 1956. We can’t say we’re... Read more

First real heat wave brewing, as June pattern ready to flip

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This will be the sixth-consecutive day of below-normal temperatures, and Wednesday’s high of 67 in Philadelphia ranked among the 10 lowest... Read more

June blooming, heat isn't; outlooks say it’s coming

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Major forecast services are calling for a hotter-than-normal meteorological summer – that’s the June 1-Aug. 31 period – but... Read more

Government’s bullish hurricane forecast an outlier among outlooks

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The Atlantic Basin could well be entering a so-called lull period in hurricane activity, Colorado State University researcher Phil Klotzbach... Read more

With more than a half foot of rain, May ranks among 10 wettest on record in Philly

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Through Memorial Day, a hefty 6.27 inches of rain was measured officially at Philadelphia International Airport, good for ninth place on the... Read more

This hot spell a taste of things to come?

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The government’s seasonal outlook released this week has quite a warmish look. It favors above-normal temperatures during the June 1-Aug... Read more

'Ozone alert,' a sure sign that summer’s coming … if not here already

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Not to be confused with the good stuff in the upper atmosphere that has become a perennial source of anxiety, conditions will be ripe again... Read more

Drought really, truly, absolutely over

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After a meeting Tuesday of the state’s Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection removed 19 counties – including... Read more