With clear skies and nearly calm winds there is a huge difference in temperatures , with higher elevations warmer than the inland valleys. At 5 a.m. this morning, here at my station which is up on the hill in Clifton, the temperature is 55, while the station at Clifton high school at a lower elevation is only 46. Also the temperature at Vernon on a hill is 60 while in the inland valley at Walpack is only 31.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR NOVEMBER 8TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 56 AVERAGE LOW: 38
RECORD HIGH: 76 – 1975 RECORD LOW: 26 – 1992
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 79 (New record) LOW: 52 PRECIPITATION: NONE
Note: Last year on this date the high was only 38 and the low was a chilly 27.
The strong high pressure area along the east coast will continue to give us unseasonably warm weather today through Tuesday with highs well up into the 70s each day with some more records highs likely. Skies will be also be mostly sunny.
A slow moving cold front will approach the area on Wednesday that will produce rain possibly heavy at times ending Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are expected as some tropical moisture moves into our area.
Dry and cooler weather is expected Thursday afternoon through at least the beginning of next weekend.
TODAY – NOV 8 – Sunny, high in the upper 70s.
TONIGHT – Clear, low in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – NOV 9 – Sunny, high in the mid 70s.
TUESDAY – NOV 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 70s.
VETERANS DAY – NOV 11 – Rain and humid, high near 70.
THURSDAY – NOV 12 – Chance of showers in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the mid 60s.
FRIDAY – NOV 13 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY – NOV 14 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Variable winds less than 5 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Monday and Tuesday; small craft advisories likely Wednesday and Thursday.
Enjoy the nice September like weather today and stay safe and healthy!