Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Heat update: Record tied

The high fell short, but one of the warmest overnights ever.

Heat update: Record tied

At 1:02 p.m. today, the temperature at Philadelphia International Airport hit 98.

That was 4 degrees shy of the record, but the city already had tied a less-heralded record before sunrise.

The low ovenight was 81, matching the highest minimum temperature for a 5th of July. Some of our riper readers may recall that also was the low on July 5, 1979, 1964, and 1963.

Saturday's projected high, 102, would be one short of the record.

As we noted in our story, it appears that the 90-plus streak in Philly will reach 11. That would be the seventh-longest in the period of record.

The champ, way out of reach, remains the 18-day stretch in the summer of 1988.


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Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

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