Hoping for a heat wave? It’s just not in the cards for at least the first half of August.
“So, we didn’t have a heat wave last week. And no heat wave is in the forecast for this week. What are odds we could go for three in a row?” tweeted Gary Szatkowski, head meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
The odds look “very good” for continued unseasonably cool temperatures, according to Szatkowski.
Szatkowski’s tweets are based on a 8-14 day temperature probability outlook from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, which places the entire Garden State is an above 50 percent probability of below normal temperatures between August 12 and August 18.
The National Weather Service defines as heat wave as a period of “abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather,” that typically lasts “two or more days.”
The forecast generated a mixed reaction on Jersey Shore Hurricane News.
“My kids are sad that we haven’t been able to have fun at the pool much this year. Remember summer is so fun for kids. They love to swim! One more heat wave before school – yes!!! If you like it cooler, move. NJ is known for hot summers.” wrote Karen Gasparetti-Madden.
But some are just tired of summer.
Jennifer Milligan wrote that she is “done with the heat” and looking forward to “fall and comfortable sleeping weather!”
So if you love excessive summer heat, you’re out of luck — at least for now.
There’s still time: summer officially ends on Saturday, September 21.