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NASA says solar storm nearly sent Earth back to the Dark Ages…again

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, July 25, 2014 02:42 pm

NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing instant catastrophe and chaos when the flare would have wiped out the planets electrical grids./NASA NASA admitted the Earth sidestepped the effects of a massive solar flare in 2012, barely missing the instant catastrophe and chaos that would have occured when the resulting solar storm wiped out electrical grids. Within hours, 7 billion people would have been plunged into darkness. Computers would have stopped working. Toilets would have stopped flushing. Air conditioning units would have stopped cooling.

We were lucky. But the trouble is, the Earth stung by an equally powerful solar storm in 1859.

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Potential for strong weekend storms

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, July 25, 2014 11:28 am

 

A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather will most likely end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. A nearly three-month run of mostly wonderful weekend weather in South Jeresy could come to a stormy end this weekend in the form of potentially dangerous thunderstorms late Saturday and through the afternoon and evening Sunday. See how your weekend will be affected by the heat, humidity and thunder:

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Strong thunderstorm possible this evening, Thursday morning

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:53 am

National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey.

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Survey finds New Jersey is inexpensive to live in when it comes to energy

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:47 pm

Contrary to public opinion, a website has found it is actually cheaper to live in New Jersey than most of the other 50 states. Click on read more to find out why. Contrary to public opinion, a website has found it is actually cheaper to live in New Jersey than most of the other 50 states. Click on read more to find out why. Contrary to public opinion, a webite has found it is actually cheaper to live in New Jersey than most of the other 50 states. Click on read more to find out why:

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Short-lived Wednesday warm-up proves summer isn’t over

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:39 pm

A one-day, Wednesday warm-up is about to remind those chilled by last weekend’s cool temperatures that the summer of 2014 is far from over, according to the National Weather Service./NWS A one-day, Wednesday warm-up is about to remind those chilled by last weekend’s cool temperatures that the summer of 2014 is far from over, according to the National Weather Service./NWS A one-day, Wednesday warm-up is about to remind those chilled by last weekend’s cool temperatures that the summer of 2014 is far from over, according to the National Weather Service.

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Tropical Depression No. 2 forms, but heads toward a rough and tumble neighborhood

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 09:42 am

Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life./NHC Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life./NHC Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life.

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National Hurricane Center monitoring Atlantic Ocean storm for development

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, July 21, 2014 12:56 pm

Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season./NHC Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season./NHC Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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South Jersey mid-summer temperature, rain totals may surprise you

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, July 20, 2014 09:19 pm

 

Ask a South Jersey resident if the summer of 2014 has been hotter or wetter than normal and the answer you’re most likely to get will not surprise you. Cooler and dryer is the answer you’re most likely to get, right?/Northeast Regional Climate Center Ask a South Jersey resident if the summer of 2014 has been hotter or wetter than normal and the answer you’re most likely to get will not surprise you. Cooler and dryer is the answer you’re most likely to get, right?/Northeast Regional Climate Center

Ask a South Jersey resident if the summer of 2014 has been warmer or colder than normal and the answer you’re likely to get wont surprise you. Cooler is the answer you’re most likely to get, right?

 Unfortunately, it’s the wrong answer and here is why:

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South Jersey residents wonder where the heat is

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, July 17, 2014 01:59 pm

While the current cool break from normally oppressive mid-July temperatures may be a pleasant surprise for some, today’s chilly start to the day made others wonder where the heat was. Well, go west young man, or young woman./NOAA While the current cool break from normally oppressive mid-July temperatures may be a pleasant surprise for some, today’s chilly start to the day made others wonder where the heat was. Well, go west young man, or young woman./NOAA While the current cool break from normally oppressive mid-July temperatures may be a pleasant surprise for some, today’s chilly start to the day made others wonder where the heat was. Well, go west young man, or young woman. See where others have baked in temperature extremes while East Coast residents have endured a nine-month chill:

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South Jersey rejoices: Bring on the cool

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:51 pm

A summer-time polar express promises to cool off temperature and dry off South Jersey after a wet and hot start to the month, according to an outlook posted by National Weather Service./NWS A summer-time polar express promises to cool off temperature and dry off South Jersey after a wet and hot start to the month, according to an outlook posted by National Weather Service./NWS

A summer-time polar express promises to cool off temperatures and dry off South Jersey after a wet and hot start to the month, according to an outlook posted by National Weather Service.

As the middle-afternoon hours arrived, temperatures across most of the South Jersey were hovering around the 80-degree mark on Wednesday, July 16 under a clearing sky. Combined with comfortable humidity levels, the real feel temperature seemed to be about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday’s oppressive 99-degree reading.

South Jersey mainland temperatures have reached 87 degrees or warmer on eight days since July 1.

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