This year in NJ we are experiencing very high heat index. The unusual heat caused the extreme drought in many of the states. I think this has been the hottest summer I have experienced (in the north east) since I moved to the US. Even though I spent most of my time in New England states and tri state area, I have experience some very hot days this year. I eagerly check the temp gauge in my car almost every time I get in my car on extremely hot and cold days. Recently the temperature has been climbing into triple digits. We sat in the lazy river to chill off. Hope the trend does not continue.