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Jim,
The heat wave(s) thread covered Labor Day weekend since at one time the models, ok GFS, had like non stop 90s for over 10 days.
Here is the surf zone forecast link:
https://www.weather.gov/phi/surfrip4



Thanks for the link Tony. Not sure why I had trouble finding that!

Wow, upper 70s water temps! I had heard water temps were high this year, yet the one day I went to the beach (two weeks ago today) water temps were only 68!
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Locally I ended AUG with 3.32" of rain, has to be right there with the lowest monthly total for the state of PA. 

PHL averaged 79.0 degrees for the month, this is tied with 2010 & 2015 for the 9th warmest AUG on record. Since 2000 (7)  of the top (10) warmest AUG's have been recorded, the most of any month over that period. Additionally this is now the 47th top (10) warmest month over the same time frame, flip side is only (3) on the cool end.

(7) of the past (8) SEPT's have averaged over 70 degrees.

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Nice cool overcast morning here in Newtown. Agonizing once again over the decision of whether to head to the shore at Manasquan. Satellite shows relatively clear skies there now but forecast is mostly cloudy. Combined with air temperature of just 80 and an onshore (though relatively light) wind, not sure it will be enough of a good beach day to justify investing the day. I just hate this feeling, wish it was a slam dunk one way or the other, I wouldn’t care so much if it wasn’t quite possibly the last opportunity of the year...

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1 hour ago, JimCaruso said:

Nice cool overcast morning here in Newtown. Agonizing once again over the decision of whether to head to the shore at Manasquan. Satellite shows relatively clear skies there now but forecast is mostly cloudy. Combined with air temperature of just 80 and an onshore (though relatively light) wind, not sure it will be enough of a good beach day to justify investing the day. I just hate this feeling, wish it was a slam dunk one way or the other, I wouldn’t care so much if it wasn’t quite possibly the last opportunity of the year...

SEPT is a great month for the Jersey shore especially given the recent climo trends. No need to agonize over these beach days especially if it's only an hour drive. 

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SEPT is a great month for the Jersey shore especially given the recent climo trends. No need to agonize over these beach days especially if it's only an hour drive. 



Agreed, I do love September at the shore, warmest water, no crowds, etc. But it just seems like every year, despite my best intentions, other stuff always comes up, just a busy time of year as kids go back to school and their extracurricular activities. Also it seems that most years, maybe one or two weekends after Labor Day are still beach weather (and I already know the weekend of the 8th we have other plans) but it does start to cool off after that.
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Well, I was looking forward to these maps once they encompassed all of met. summer. 

Just some ridiculous numbers in terms of rainfall across Pennsylvania. Temperature departures were surely highly influenced by all the warm, humid nights where dewpoints were near or above 70.

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I noticed that a lot of trees are already showing some yellowing, even some brown leaves. Leaves seem to be falling already too; my front lawn is covered. Seems early to me, in ANY year, but especially this year when we have had so much rain and the temperatures have not cooled at all, even at night. I thought we would have a later and more colorful foliage show this year... Anybody else share this view, or is everything right on schedule and I am just noticing it more this year for some reason?

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Yes, I've noticed the same about the leaves. My property is well-treed, as are my neighbors' yards; some are browning and some are not.  I came back from my 4 day weekend trip to find the front yard covered with leaves and the back yard peppered as well. Looks like "leaf madness" has begun earlier than normal this year.

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2 hours ago, JimCaruso said:

I noticed that a lot of trees are already showing some yellowing, even some brown leaves. Leaves seem to be falling already too; my front lawn is covered. Seems early to me, in ANY year, but especially this year when we have had so much rain and the temperatures have not cooled at all, even at night. I thought we would have a later and more colorful foliage show this year... Anybody else share this view, or is everything right on schedule and I am just noticing it more this year for some reason?

It almost looks like our maple tree has some fungal problem as leaves are turning black and falling.  Trees still have about 95% of their leaves.  Our apple tree lost alot of leaves too.

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On 9/4/2018 at 9:17 PM, Parsley said:

Well, I was looking forward to these maps once they encompassed all of met. summer. 

Just some ridiculous numbers in terms of rainfall across Pennsylvania. Temperature departures were surely highly influenced by all the warm, humid nights where dewpoints were near or above 70.

Here is the nationwide look at summer. Wettest summer ever in portions of mid-Atlantic.

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