The hottest months in NJ since records began

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COLLEEN O’DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Complaints about this summer’s heat and humidity have been justified: Last month was the fifth hottest July on record in New Jersey.

The New Jersey State Climatologist has ranked the five hottest — and coldest — of all months since 1895, when temperature records began to be kept. July’s high temperatures brought to 38 the number of months in the rankings for the top-five-hottest that have occurred since 2000. That accounts for two-thirds of the total number since 1895. A graphic of temperature extremes from the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers University illustrates the pattern …

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