It may be the heat wave that was over before it even got started. After two miserable days where temperatures peaked in the upper 90s and high humidity made it feel like well over 100, many parts of the state did not reach 90 degrees today, which would formally constitute a heat wave… But compared to the rest of the globe and its own recent history, New Jersey has gotten off pretty light compared to the rest of the world… "Here we are, one of the most comfortable places on the planet," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University… According to data from Robinson’s office, eight of the 13 summers since 2002 have ranked among the 10 warmest in the state’s history. And the three warmest summers on record have occurred in 2010, 2005 and 2011, respectively.
/ / What Heat Wave? N.J. Still One of the Coolest Places on Earth