Good morning everyone and Happy Groundhog Day!
Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and early temperatures range from 24 in Clifton down to 14 at Walpack. Winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY 2ND:
AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22
RECORD HIGH: 56 – 2014 RECORD LOW: 2 – 1993
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 40 LOW: 24 PRECIPITATION: .02″ SNOW: 0.4″
High pressure will be moving through the area and off the coast by tonight. Today will be a partly sunny day with near seasonable temperatures.
The Arctic cold front is expected to move through the area before sunrise on Friday. The front will be followed by a strong northwest flow of extremely cold air. Highs will only be in the 20s and with winds gusting over 35 mph will bring wind chill values to fall to below zero.
Very cold air will continue to be with us on Saturday, early temperatures will be in the single digits with below zero readings further inland. Winds will be brisk in the morning but slowly diminsh in the afternoon.
Fortunately the brutal cold weather will not last long as Sunday will be considerable milder along with partly sunny skies.
Continued quite mild much of next week and staying mainly dry.
TODAY – FEB 2 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the low 20s.
FRIDAY – FEB 3 – Sunny but very cold and windy, temperatures in the 20s in the morning will fall to the teens by sunset. Winds gusting to 35 mph.
SATURDAY – FEB 4 – Sunny with slowly diminishing winds, highs in the upper 20s.
SUNDAY – FEB 5 – Partly sunny and much milder, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – FEB 6 – Mostly sunny, high near 50.
TUESDAY – FEB 7 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – FEB 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – West-southwest winds to 10 knot seas 1-2 feet.
OUTLOOK: A small craft advisory has been posted effective between 10 p.m. tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday morning; no advisories expected Saturday afternoon and night; advisories likely again during the day on Sunday; no advisories expected Sunday night through Monday.
CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2023 – (Records go back to 1973)
WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD!
The average temperature for the month was 41.4 smashing the previous record by more than 2 degrees and was around 10 degrees above normal. The highest temperature was 68 on the 4th with the lowest temperature fell to only 25 degrees which also smashed the record for the highest monthly minimum temperatures. Precipitation was above normal with 5.32″. Snowfall was well below average with only 0.5″. So far this season only 0.9: of snow accumulated which is the lowest since the 1994-1995 winter season.
Have a nice day and stay safe!