We went through a roller coaster of weather extremes in New Jersey this July and it had a lot of people feeling like it was the worst July weather ever. So, was it?

Well, while it's hard to determine 'worst', it's a little easier to determine 'hottest, and July 2019 was, in fact, one of the hottest July's in the weather record books for us here in the Garden State.

Our July this year ranked as the seventh hottest since 1895. State Climatologist David Robinson at Rutgers said the average temperature was just under 78 degrees (77.6), according to NJ 101.5.

So, if you were one of those people moaning that this was an outrageously hot summer so far, you weren't far from the truth, and your comments weren't much of a stretch with that hideous triple digit heatwave and a power outage thrown in for good measure.

So what about the upcoming week. Well, the good news for the Jersey Shore is that our temperatures will not even break 90 over the next 4 days, but clouds will be around and so will the humidity, according to our Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.

There are a lot of people who may respond to the complaining with the "it's Jersey, what do you expect" or words to that effect. But if you felt like you thought July was over the top hot, you do have some data to back it up.

And with Labor Day exactly 4 weeks away, maybe it's time to embrace the heat before we start complaining that it's too cold around here. And you know we will.

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