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Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

Issued at: 5:24 PM EDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 6:15 PM EDT on July 23, 2016
  • The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Camden County in southern New Jersey... northeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey... northwestern Atlantic County in southern New Jersey... west central Burlington County in southern New Jersey... south central Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania...
  • until 615 PM EDT
  • at 523 PM EDT...a severe thunderstorm was located over Audubon Park... or over Camden...moving southeast at 35 mph. Hazard...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Source...radar indicated. Impact...hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs...siding...and trees.
  • Locations impacted include... Philadelphia...Camden...Gloucester City...Cherry Hill...Evesham... Mount Laurel...Voorhees...Lindenwold...Hammonton...Bellmawr... Woodbury...Berlin...Palmyra...Shamong...Magnolia...Westville... National Park...Brooklawn...Chesilhurst and Audubon Park. Precautionary/preparedness actions... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. This storm has a history of producing destructive winds. Seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows! In addition to large hail and damaging winds...frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Remember...if you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Lat...Lon 3989 7523 4003 7508 3978 7460 3958 7481 time...Mot...loc 2123z 308deg 28kt 3991 7508 Hail...1.00in wind...60mph Lf

Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 4:12 PM EDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 6:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2016
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT Monday...
  • temperatures...highs in the mid to upper 90s through Monday. Lows in the 70s, however in the highly urbanized areas such as Center City Philadelphia the temperature at night may not drop below 80 degrees especially Monday night.
  • Heat index values...peaking between 100 and 105 degrees Monday afternoon. The dew points are forecast to decrease some during Sunday, resulting in heat indices peaking right near the air temperature.
  • Impacts...the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions. The potential for heat related health issues will be high, especially for the elderly and for those already in poor health.
  • The multiple days of excessive heat will greatly affect those who are attending outdoor activities, especially events with large groups of people that are gathering in the direct sun. Visitors not acclimated to the heat in our region this Summer have a greater risk of being affected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. During warm or hot weather car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

Local Forecast Discussion

Tonight: Turning out clear and not as humid (isolated t-storm this evening, mainly south). Low: 66

Sunday: Sunny and hot. High: 95

Sunday Night: Clear to partly cloudy; dew points begin to rise again. Low: 70

***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON***

***EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MOST OF NEW JERSEY FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON***

With the heat this weekend, make sure you are staying hydrated, wearing light clothing and staying in air conditioned areas. Please take care of pets and check on children and the elders. The UV index this weekend will also remain high so try to stay out of direct sun, frequently apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat.

We saw plenty of sun today, but there have been a few thunderstorms in southern parts of the viewing area. There will be an isolated storm this evening, but otherwise skies will be clear tonight with less humidity and temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

Tomorrow looks mostly sunny as high temperatures reach the mid 90s. The record for ABE is 95 in 1999 and RDG is 96 in 2010, so we could tie or break those records for Sunday.

The heat sticks around for next week, so expect highs to soar into the 90s. Monday will be especially humid with a shower or thunderstorm later in the day, but the rest of the week is looking partly to mostly sunny for now.
 

 
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Philadelphia

Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

Issued at: 5:24 PM EDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 6:15 PM EDT on July 23, 2016
  • The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Camden County in southern New Jersey... northeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey... northwestern Atlantic County in southern New Jersey... west central Burlington County in southern New Jersey... south central Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania...
  • until 615 PM EDT
  • at 523 PM EDT...a severe thunderstorm was located over Audubon Park... or over Camden...moving southeast at 35 mph. Hazard...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Source...radar indicated. Impact...hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs...siding...and trees.
  • Locations impacted include... Philadelphia...Camden...Gloucester City...Cherry Hill...Evesham... Mount Laurel...Voorhees...Lindenwold...Hammonton...Bellmawr... Woodbury...Berlin...Palmyra...Shamong...Magnolia...Westville... National Park...Brooklawn...Chesilhurst and Audubon Park. Precautionary/preparedness actions... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. This storm has a history of producing destructive winds. Seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows! In addition to large hail and damaging winds...frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Remember...if you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Lat...Lon 3989 7523 4003 7508 3978 7460 3958 7481 time...Mot...loc 2123z 308deg 28kt 3991 7508 Hail...1.00in wind...60mph Lf

Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 4:12 PM EDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 6:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2016
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT Monday...
  • temperatures...highs in the mid to upper 90s through Monday. Lows in the 70s, however in the highly urbanized areas such as Center City Philadelphia the temperature at night may not drop below 80 degrees especially Monday night.
  • Heat index values...peaking between 100 and 105 degrees Monday afternoon. The dew points are forecast to decrease some during Sunday, resulting in heat indices peaking right near the air temperature.
  • Impacts...the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions. The potential for heat related health issues will be high, especially for the elderly and for those already in poor health.
  • The multiple days of excessive heat will greatly affect those who are attending outdoor activities, especially events with large groups of people that are gathering in the direct sun. Visitors not acclimated to the heat in our region this Summer have a greater risk of being affected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. During warm or hot weather car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency... call 9 1 1.
 
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