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This state summary was produced to meet a demand for state-level information in the wake of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment. The summary covers assessment topics directly related to NOAA’s mission, specifically historical climate variations and trends, future climate model projections of climate conditions during the 21st century, and past and future conditions of sea level and coastal flooding.

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Flash flooding in Woodbridge (Middlesex County) on July 27th. Photo by Kaitlin Martin/NJ Advance Media.

Summer Personified: July 2018 Recap

Dr. David A. Robinson
August 3, 2018

July 2018 had a classic variety of summer weather. There was: 1) an ongoing heatwave to begin the month; 2) dry conditions for the most part in the first half of the month; 3) some warm, exceedingly humid conditions with widespread, at times heavy, showers the second half of the month (courtesy of the subtropics); and 4) some “top 10” sunny dry days following several cold front passages (thank you Canada).

The average statewide July temperature was 76.1°. This is 1.5° above the 1981–2010 average and ranks as the 15th warmest July in 124 years of records (2.3° above the full period of record average). Eleven of the 18 warmest Julys since 1895 have occurred in the past 20 years (since 1999). The average daily maximum temperature across the state was 86.8°, which is 1.8° above average and ranks as the 15th warmest on record. The 65.5° average minimum was 1.2° above the 1981–2010 average and comes in as the 20th warmest.


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