New England hasn't had it too bad as you noted. I seem to remember hotter summers. But I don't recall many quite as muggy and humid which is what really kills me. Then again, memory being what it is, I might just say that every summer. For all the moisture in the air, not much is falling though as our yellow grass can attest. It seems like we've had a lot of infrequent freak down pours but very few full day or multi-day storms.