From the Front Lines of Climate: July 22, 2011
From Boston to Washington D.C., anyone along the East Coast who spent time outside last Friday can tell you one thing: it was mighty hot out. And the meteorologists have confirmed the heat was record breaking!
In Newark, New Jersey, the temperature hit 108°F setting an all time high for the largest city in the state. Records were broken elsewhere around the state, with Trenton hitting 105°F beating a record held since 1926. Atlantic City, with temperatures of 104°F, smashed the previous record of 98°F, which was set in 1998.
Elsewhere along the coast, New York City hit its second highest temperature of all time at 104°F. A little farther north, both Hartford and Bridgeport, Connecticut set record highs at 103°F. The heat also extended south, and at Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport temperatures hit an all-time record high temperature of 106°F.
We wanted to get creative with how to convey the crazy heat. So, instead of asking people to take pictures of themselves, either in their bikinis by the pool or sporting newly minted sunburns, we opted for a collection of car dashboard photos, submitted by some of our readers.
Credit (Top to Bottom):
Antonia Hayward: Washington, DC
Rolando Pujol: Sleepy Hollow, NY
Alyson Kenward: Princeton, NJ
Neil Davis: Syracuse, NY