Good morning everyone!
Skies are partly to mostly cloudy early on this Friday morning and temperatures at 5 a.m. range from 45 in Clifton down to 42 at High Point. Winds are a little gusty out of the east.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 29TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 59 AVERAGE LOW: 40
RECORD HIGH: 72 – 1984 RECORD LOW: 27 – 1985
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 64 LOW: 45 PRECIPITATION: NONE
NOTE: Today is the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the 10th anniversary of the October snowstorm that dumped around 6 inches of snow that caused many power outages due to the snow falling on trees that still had most of their leaves.
A low pressure system now centered over the Tennessee Valley will move toward our area today. We will have increasing cloudiness during the day with rain developing by sunset becoming moderate to heavy at times overnight. Winds will increase by this afternoon from the east and will gust to over 30 mph. With the strong onshore wind some coastal flooding is likely.
The low pressure system will be near our area on Saturday with showers throughout the day through Saturday night. Total rainfall from the storm will be around 1 – 2 inches.
We should see some partial clearing on Halloween but there is a slight (20%) chance of a lingering shower in the morning.
As we head into next week we should see a cooling trend with only a low chance of showers Tuesday night and again on Thursday.
TODAY – OCT 29 – Increasing cloudiness and breezy, high in the upper 50s.
TONIGHT – Rain developing around 6 p.m. possibly heavy at times, breezy, low in the low 50s.
SATURDAY – OCT 30 – Periods of rain through Saturday night, high in the low 60s. Total rainfall 1-2 inches possible.
HALLOWEEN – OCT 31 – Becoming partly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MONDAY – NOV 1 – Sunny, high in the low 60s.
TUESDAY – NOV 2 – Mostly cloudy, high in the upper 50s, chance of showers at night.
WEDNESDAY – NOV 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY – NOV 4 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high only in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 5 a.m. Saturday morning for easterly winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 6-11 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected to continue Saturday through Sunday night; no advisories expected for Monday and Tuesday.
My blog entry for October 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy hits our area: As of 8am this morning Hurricane Sandy was about 300 miles south-southeast of our area and has started to turn northwest toward the New Jersey coast, maximum sustained winds are at 85 MPH with higher gusts. Little or no rain has fallen in Northern New Jersey but South Jersey very heavy rain has already occurred with over three inches reported in Cape May. Top winds so far in our area have ranged 30-35 MPH in gusts while the highest gusts in New Jersey was 50 MPH on Long Beach Island. Conditions will worsen this afternoon and especially this evening as gusts up 80 MPH are quite possible here. The rain in our part of the state will not be all that bad compared to Irene with rainfall totals around 3 inches, so inland flooding should not be much of an issue.. Coastal flooding is already occurring along the New Jersey coast and will get much worse especially the northern New Jersey coast and New York Harbor where record levels are likely with devastating results. As I posted yesterday New York subways may be out of service for up to two weeks. Again in our area the story will be the wind with frequent hurricane gusts later today and tonight causing massive power outages. By Tuesday morning after the storm moves onshore winds will slowly diminish but still gusting to 50 MPH, the rain will taper off to showers and continue through the day and night
Happy 39th birthday to my son and my blog administrator Jared!