July 2010 was incredibly hot in New Jersey. The temperature soared past 100 degrees on several days and above 90 on plenty of others, which was good enough to make it, at the time, the second warmest July on record. But ever since, such heat has become the norm. By the time this month comes to a close on Wednesday, it is all but certain the last four Julys will have been among the 10 warmest on record, according to the state climatologist’s office – an extraordinary anomaly considering there are reliable records going back well over a century…"It’s remarkable," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. "It’s not as if we’ve had any major change that you could ascribe this to…The only way you can explain it is we’ve just had a lot hotter atmosphere."
/ / / July expected to be among N.J.’s Top 10 hottest ever for 4th year straight