Weather or Not Archive: August, 2010

Record countdown for the endless summer

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It is no longer a question of whether this will be Philadelphia's hottest summer; it's just a matter of degrees. Through yesterday, the official... Read more

Hurricanes: So where are they?

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Bill Gray, the Colorado State University legend who was among the first to try his hand at long-range hurricane forecasting, once remarked... Read more

Summer losing steam?

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Without so much as the hoisting of a heat advisory, today rather quietly has turned out be on the most-oppressive of the summer. The official... Read more

Heat's dark side: When the days ARE like the nights

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To paraphrase songwriter John Sebastian, this season it's a pity that the days have been like the nights in the summer, in the city. The overnight... Read more

Heat gives a jolt to electric bills

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June and July constituted the second-warmest such period in Philadelphia since recordkeeping began in 1874, and the latest power numbers indicate... Read more

Heat, and the dry run

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Upon returning from vacation we were surprised to find that some of the lawns appeared to be making hay.Also, the first mowing episode revealed... Read more

Heat: Is this ever going to end?

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This is certain to become the 41st day of the year in which the official Philadelphia temperature hits 90 or better, and the record for 90-plus... Read more

Forecasters sticking with hurricane forecast

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Despite all those scary forecasts, so far only three name-worthy tropical storms have formed this hurricane season, and that may be overstating... Read more