Do you know when South Jersey’s warmest days are?

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So now that summer has officially arrived, just when can we expect the hottest day of the year? To answer the question, the National Climatic Data Center has issued a map to quest our thirst for information? Is the hottest day in June? July? August? Or September? What do you think? It depends where you live and the answer might surprise you. So now that summer has officially arrived, just when can we expect the hottest day of the year? To answer the question, the National Climatic Data Center has issued a map to quest our thirst for information? Is the hottest day in June? July? August? Or September? What do you think? It depends where you live and the answer might surprise you. So now that summer has officially arrived, just when can we expect the hottest day of the year? To answer the question, the National Climatic Data Center has issued a map to answer our thirst for information. Is the hottest day in June? July? August? Or September? What do you think? The answer depends on where you live and time of the warmest day will probably surpise you.

 

It’s officially summer, so where’s the heat?

 

Following the first official day of summer, many areas in the United States are approaching their highest temperatures for the year.

 

But some areas – the Southwest,for example – heat up more quickly than places like International Fall, Minn., the NCDC says.

 

For a better idea on where everybody stands, the NCDC created a “Warmest Day of the Year” map the Lower 48. The map is derived from the 1981–2010 U.S. Climate Normals, NCDC’s 30-year averages of climatological variables including the average high temperature for every day.

 

So now that summer has officially arrived, just when can we expect the hottest day of the year? To answer the question, the National Climatic Data Center has issued a map to quest our thirst for information? Is the hottest day in June? July? August? Or September? What do you think? It depends where you live and the answer might surprise you./NCDC So now that summer has officially arrived, just when can we expect the hottest day of the year? To answer the question, the National Climatic Data Center has issued a map to quest our thirst for information? Is the hottest day in June? July? August? Or September? What do you think? It depends where you live and the answer might surprise you./NCDC Using those values, scientists indentified which day of the year has the highest maximum temperature, referred to here as the “warmest day.”

 

Although the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth peaked at the summer solstice on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures for most of the United States tend to keep increasing into July. The temperature increase after the solstice occurs because the rate of heat input from the sun during the day continues to be greater than the cooling at night for several weeks, until temperatures start to descend in late July and early August.

 

But, this isn’t the case everywhere! The “Warmest Day of the Year” map shows just how variable the climate of the United States can be. For instance, the June values in New Mexico and Arizona reflect the North American Monsoon, a period of increased rainfall affecting the Southwest United States. Because these areas tend to be cloudier and wetter from July through September, the temperature is highest on average in June. Similarly, the persistence of the marine layer along the PacificCoast leads to cool temperatures in early summer with the warmest days on average later in the season.

 

South Jersey’s warmest times

 

Because the cooler waters of the Atlantic Ocean tend to cast a chill to the early part of summer, South Jersey doesn’t receive its warmest time until the middle of July, the NCDC said.

 

Areas across the Canadian-United States border don’t experience their warmest days until August, the NCDC said.

 

Temperature normals are important indicators that are used in forecasting and monitoring by many U.S. economic sectors. Knowing the probability of high temperatures can help energy companies to prepare for rising electricity demand and farmers to monitor heat-sensitive crops. They are also useful planning tools for the healthcare, construction, and tourism industries. You may want to check the Normals before planning your next event or vacation.

 

While the map shows warmest days of the year on average throughout the United States, this year’s actual conditions may vary widely based on weather and climate patterns.

 

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