Skies are mostly clear early on this Monday morning and temperatures range from the low 30s in Clifton down to the upper teens further inland, winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MARCH 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 28
RECORD HIGH: 68 – 1991 RECORD LOW: 10 – 1980
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 44 LOW: 22 PRECIPITATION: NONE
After having a few days of below normal temperatures, today will be quite mild with highs approaching 60 as high pressure moves offshore and we will have a southwest flow of warmer air. Skies will be mostly sunny this morning but we should see an increase in clouds this afternoon. There will be a chance of some light showers tonight.
Tuesday will be another mild day but a cold front will cross the area Tuesday night with showers likely in the afternoon and at night.
Fair and cooler weather but still with above normal temperatures Wednesday and Thursday.
Watching for a potential coastal storm on Friday into early Saturday, at the present time models indicate that the storm will form too far offshore to give our area to give us any significant precipitation but there will be a chance of rain during the day on Friday possibly changing to snow Friday night.
Clearing, cooler and windy on Saturday.
Mostly sunny and milder again on Sunday.
TODAY – MAR 2 – Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon, milder with highs near 60.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers mainly 9 p.m. till 3 a.m., low in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – MAR 3 – Mostly cloudy with showers likely mainly after 3 p.m., high near 60.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 4 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY – MAR 5 – Sunny, high in the low 50s.
FRIDAY – MAR 6 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the upper 40s. Chance of rain or snow at night.
SATURDAY – MAR 7 – Mostly sunny, windy and cooler, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 8 – Sunny and milder, high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory has been posted effective between noon today until 4 a.m. Tuesday morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Tuesday; possible small craft advisories Tuesday night into Wednesday; no advisories expected for Thursday; advisories expected on Friday.
CLIFTON’S SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 2020 (Records go back to 1973)
February 2020 was 5.6 degrees above normal averaging 37.8 degrees, this was the 7th warmest February since 1973. Highest temperature 62 degrees on the 24th, lowest temperature 10 recorded on the 15th. Precipitation was around normal with 3.03 inches falling. Snowfall was well below average with only 0.2″ falling with a dusting on the early morning of Super Bowl Sunday.
SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY:
Winter’s average temperature was 36.6 which was the 5th warmest winter; precipitation was slightly above normal with 12.76 inches recorded. Snowfall was much below average with 12.8 inches recorded of which 7.4 inches fell on December 1st through the 3rd. Only 3.5 inches fell during January and February.
Have a nice day!