Weldon B. Johnson Arizona Republic Published 5:45 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 Hot summers are the price we pay for pleasant weather the rest of the year in Arizona. We grudgingly put up with triple-digit temperatures for a few months to get to the payoff in the winter. But there usually are a few days when even the most seasoned Arizonans gripe about how unbearably hot it is. The average temperature during July — the hottest month in Phoenix — is 106.1 degrees but every year a few days are at least 10 degrees hotter than that. Why is that? Several factors play a role. Long days and dry heat Long summer days allow the sun’s rays to heat us up more than in the winter. The longest day of the year (known as the summer solstice) comes on June 21 or 22, depending on the year. On that day we have about 14 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. From that point, each day gets a little shorter until the winter solstice in December. That famous dry … [Read more...] about Arizona weather: What causes summer heat waves?
Posted July 21, 2018 at 04:15 PM | Updated July 21, 2018 at 04:17 PM Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 3.48.12 PM.png National Weather Service Accuweather When it rains it floods Weekend travelers across the Garden State this evening may encounter rough driving conditions as heavy rains move into the region. Several hazardous weather alerts have been issued across the Garden State by the National Weather Service starting tonight for heavy rain, floods and winds. The weather could impact roads and overall public safety. Some flash flood warnings went into effect as early as 2 p.m., but most go into effect tonight starting around 6 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. on Sunday. The radar shows a mass of bad weather bearing down on New Jersey. After tonight, most counties will see little chance of any serious issues, according to alerts from NWS, but officials did note an increased chance of rip currents along the Jersey Shore. Most of the rest of the state … [Read more...] about N.J. weather update: Flooding and hazardous warnings issued across state
Susanne Cervenka Asbury Park Press Published 7:10 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 Enjoy the outdoors while you can. Rain is headed our way. Meanwhile, there's a high risk for rip currents at least through tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. Check out the video at the top of the page for what you should do when you're caught in a rip current. Continuous rainfall is expected to hit New Jersey this afternoon with heavier rains coming Saturday night, said Trent Davis, a meteorologist at National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. More: Jersey Shore beaches cleared of syringes that floated down from old sewer systems More: Jersey Shore beaches: This is why fecal bacteria sometimes takes over The rain, however, is expected to be a more widespread event rather than the intense rainfalls that hit parts of New Jersey earlier this week. "I don’t think we’re going to see as extreme amounts, but it’s still going to be a big … [Read more...] about Jersey Shore weather: Rip currents, rain in the weekend forecast
Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00 PM Total rainfall through the watch period is expected to be about 1 to 2 inches. Written by Reading Eagle At midday, rain has started to fall across Berks County and the Tri-County area as a storm system creeping up the East Coast begins to make its presence felt.A flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service begins at 2 p.m. and runs through 6 Sunday morning.Heavier rain is expected to begin about 3 p.m.Total rainfall through the watch period is expected to be about 1 to 2 inches.AccuWeather is forecasting a high in the mid-70s today, with a low in the mid-60s tonight. A warm and humid period kicks off Sunday for several days with clouds and sun and numerous chances for thunderstorms and showers through Thursday.Some of the rainfall could be heavy and localized flooding is always possible.Officially at Reading Regional Airport, the Berks rainfall total is behind for July but this episode is likely to push the month into a surplus. … [Read more...] about National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Berks
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The predicted convergence of two weather systems in the Eastern U.S. this week looks a lot like the late June 2006 deluge that caused widespread flooding in Upstate New York, the National Weather Service said. The position of the sprawling systems most closely resemble the pattern in 2006 that dumped nearly a foot of rain in the Catskills, the weather service said. "The top analog to this weather pattern is June 26-28, 2006, which is when a historic flood event impacted much of Central New York," the weather service's forecast discussion said. Two systems are coming together now, the weather service said: A long low pressure system in the upper atmosphere, called a trough, in the Southeast; and a big ridge of high pressure just off the Atlantic coast. "Where those were located in 2006 is a reasonably close match to where we think they'll be this coming week," said weather service meteorologist Mike Jurewicz. Nearly a foot of rain fell in the Catskills in 72 hours in … [Read more...] about Upstate NY weather this week looks like 2006 deluge that caused ‘historic’ flood