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Archive: August, 2011
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Summer of 2011, another hot one
Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 6:13 PM
The final numbers won't be in until after midnight, but the summer of 2011 appears to be the fifth-warmest in Philadelphia's 138-year period...
Irene and Drought
Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 5:48 PM
Just returned from vacation, we still are doing double-takes at the August rainfall totals, and we are almost equally surprised to see that...
Thu, Aug 4, 2011, 4:03 PM
The 2011 tropical-storm season is off to a brisk start, with Emily, the season's fifth named storm, due to have a close encounter with the...
Drought between the raindrops?
Thu, Aug 4, 2011, 3:47 PM
This morning broke dismally with drizzle and leftover drizzle, but it's been awhile since gloom was so welcomed. Officially, the 1.62 inches...
Officially, July hottest month ever in Philly
Wed, Aug 3, 2011, 2:42 PM
Loyal readers have been aware that July would enter the books as the warmest month in 138 years of recordkeeping in Philadelphia. Now, it's...
Snow in August?
Mon, Aug 1, 2011, 6:25 PM
Strong thunderstorms are roaring through parts of the region, causing rush-hour headaches in Montgomery County. A storm knocked out power...
Heat History in July
Mon, Aug 1, 2011, 4:19 PM
The period of official temperature records in Philadelphia cover 1,651 months dating to 1874. And as noted in our online story, among of all...
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