Summer Redux: Records fall

The sun breaks through the buildings on the 2000 block of Chestnut and shines on Mike Coleman as he waits for a friend to eat lunch Oct. 18, 2016. Philly just missed tying the record for an Oct. 18.

The official high of 84 at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday was perfectly normal  -- for a June 18.

Philly just missed tying the record for an Oct. 18 – 85 -- set back in 1908, and should break one on Wednesday, when the threshold is a mere 80.

Meanwhile, Allentown, at 85 a degree better than Philadelphia’s, did set a new standard for the date, as did Wilmington and Trenton.

Although Philly fell just short of a record, it still was a solid 18 degrees above the normal for the date.