Good morning everyone!
Skies are clear early on this Friday morning and it is cooler than the last few mornings with temperatures ranging from 44 in Clifton down to 30 at Walpack. Winds are light from the north.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR OCTOBER 28TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 59 AVERAGE LOW: 41
RECORD HIGH: 77 – 1984 RECORD LOW: 28 – 1976
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 65 LOW: 50 PRECIPITATION: NONE
A very strong high pressure area centered just north of the eastern Great Lakes will give us sunny skies today with seasonably cool temperatures and less wind than yesterday.
This weekend’s weather looks to be quite pleasant for late October with mostly sunny skies both days along with temperatures a little above normal.
A weak frontal system will likely give us showers on Halloween, however it will be milder.
Some showers possible early Tuesday morning then the rest of the week looks to be dry and quite mild as we head into the first few days of November.
TODAY – OCT 28 – Sunny, high in the upper 50s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the upper 30s.
SATURDAY – OCT 29 – Sunny, high in the low 60s.
SUNDAY – OCT 30 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 60s.
HALLOWEEN – OCT 31 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the upper 60s, showers likely in the evening.
TUESDAY – NOV 1 – Chance of a shower before 8 a.m. then becoming partly sunny, high near 70.
WEDNESDAY – NOV 2 – Sunny, high near 70.
THURSDAY – NOV 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday evening for northeast winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories likely to continue for high seas on Sunday; still possible advisories on Monday for continued high seas; no advisories expected for Tuesday.
My blog entry for October 28, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches our area: One more day to prepare for one of the worst storms to ever hit this area! This morning Sandy was located about 250 miles to the South-southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina moving northward. During the day today the winds will pick up from the northeast but there will be little or no rainfall, gusts can reach 35 MPH by this evening. Heavy rain and with strong damaging winds will begin by mid-morning on Monday, gusts to 55 MPH. Monday night will be the worst part of the storm with gusts possibly as high as 80 MPH with very heavy rain. Sandy is expected to come ashore near Sandy Hook around 10PM Monday night, damaging winds and very heavy rain will persist into Tuesday morning before slowly diminishing on Tuesday afternoon. Please take this storm very seriously, power may be out for several days, coastal flooding is even a bigger concern as the storm surge along the coast will be nearly 8 feet, this kind of surge will devastate our coastal areas, New York City subways may be shut down for one to two weeks. I would just add if people are told to evacuate along our coast as well as coastal areas of New York City should leave, this is much more serious than Irene was last year.. Rainfall of 2-6″ is expected, and with the area having a rather dry summer inland flooding should not be as bad as with Irene. Rain and winds will taper off Tuesday evening with wind gusts down to 40 MPH. Wednesday will be breezy with rain showers and cooler temperatures. Cool and dry the end of next week..
Have a nice day and stay safe!