Aug 13, 2016

Record ocean heat in N.J. just the latest extreme weather mark

Atlantic City, NJ
USA
by
Len Melisurgo
,
NJ.com
   4 / 8 The hottest ocean temperature ever recorded off the coast of Atlantic City was 83.3 degrees on Aug. 10, 2016, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: Mark Brown, NJ Advance Media
4 / 8 The hottest ocean temperature ever recorded off the coast of Atlantic City was 83.3 degrees on Aug. 10, 2016, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: Mark Brown, NJ Advance Media

The most recent [New Jersey environmental] record set was Wednesday: the hottest ocean temperature ever recorded, 83.3 degrees, off the coast of Atlantic City, as the first heat wave of August was getting under way.

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The heat wave is expected to continue this weekend, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s. Forecasters say the heat index — how hot it feels when you combine the air temperature with the humidity — could get as high as 105 to 110 degrees