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Len Melisurgo


New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Len:

N.J. weather: Another steamy day? Here’s how many 90-degree days we’ve had this summer.

The numbers may surprise you, especially if you think the summer of 2022 has been the hottest one in a long time. → Read More

August full moon may be another big, bright supermoon. Here’s when to see it.

The "sturgeon moon" of August will be shining in the sky this week but will likely dampen the view of the Perseid meteor shower → Read More

Live N.J. power outage tracker: More than 60K without power amid stifling heat

Latest power outage numbers reported by New Jersey's utility companies on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. → Read More

N.J. issues first drought watch since 2016, asks residents to conserve water

The drought watch covers all 21 counties in the Garden State. → Read More

Perseid meteor shower 2022 to peak during full ‘supermoon’ of August

Here's when to see the Perseid meteor shower, which is usually the best meteor shower of the year. → Read More

Why have Jersey Shore ocean water temps been shockingly cold lately?

In some parts of the Jersey Shore, water temperatures have been as cold as 56 degrees in recent days - far colder than normal for the late summer. → Read More

Throngs of spotted lanternflies swarm N.J. apartment building, video shows

One local resident reported "tens of thousands" of the pesky insects swarming a building near a park. → Read More

Spotted lanternfly glue traps are killing birds, wildlife rescue group warns

Small birds are getting stuck in glue traps that homeowners are attaching to trees, according to The Raptor Trust, a volunteer group that rehabilitates injured birds. → Read More

These 9 N.J. towns once had a different name. One was Boiling Springs.

A look at several towns, big and small, that have changed their original names — some more than a century ago, but some as recently as the 1990s or early 2000s. → Read More

N.J. weather: Where’s the rain? Latest stats show how dry it’s been across most of state.

June and July turned out to be extremely dry months, with very little rain falling, except during isolated thunderstorms. → Read More

Did mystery rock found in N.J. yard come from outer space?

The timing of the rock’s discovery is consistent with a bright meteor that was seen shooting across the late-afternoon sky over New Jersey in November 2021. → Read More

1 winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1.28B, 20 tickets worth $1M, 6 worth $2M sold for 7/29/22 drawing

Massive Mega Millions jackpot was won in Illinois, but many other states had million-dollar winners who correctly matched 5 of the 6 winning numbers. → Read More

Did anyone win the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $1.28 billion on 7/29/22?

Latest information in Friday's massive Mega Millions jackpot, the winning numbers, and whether any winning tickets were sold. → Read More

Mega Millions top winning numbers: These lucky lottery numbers are drawn most often

Some Mega Millions numbers turn out to be winners far more frequently than others, according to data from a lottery tracking website. → Read More

N.J. weather: Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued as fierce storms hit state

The National Weather Service has issued warnings and watches in parts of New Jersey on Monday, July 25. → Read More

N.J. weather: These were the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the Garden State

New Jersey is thousands of miles away from Death Valley, but sometimes it can feel like a furnace around here. → Read More

N.J. weather: Severe thunderstorm warnings posted as strong storms hit state during heat wave

Five counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch through 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21. → Read More

N.J. weather: Temperature soars to 100° in Newark as scorching heat wave continues

This was the first 100-degree day at Newark Liberty Airport so far this year, and very close to record territory. → Read More

N.J. weather: How long will this brutal heat wave last? Here’s what forecasters predict.

The longest heat waves on record in the New Jersey region was 20 days in the Newark area in 1988. → Read More

N.J. weather: Water rescues reported as flash flooding traps drivers in cars

Heavy downpours from strong thunderstorms has led to stranded cars in high water, National Weather Service says → Read More