Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear early on this Tuesday morning and early temperatures are more than 10 degrees higher than this time yesterday with readings ranging from 46 in Clifton down to 36 at Pequest. Winds are mainly calm.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR APRIL 4TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 56 AVERAGE LOW: 38
RECORD HIGH: 79 – 1974 RECORD LOW: 25 – 1995
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 60 LOW: 32 PRECIPITATION: NONE
High pressure offshore will give us a mainly southerly flow of quite mild air along with mostly sunny skies and light winds today, highs will be mainly in the low 70s.
A weak cold front will sag to our south on Wednesday and we will have an onshore flow which will give us mainly cloudy skies with some drizzle and cooler temperatures.
The front will move to our north as a warm front on Thursday and it will be unseasonably warm with highs approaching the 80 degree mark. A stronger cold front will cross the area Thursday evening preceded by showers and thunderstorms.
Dry weather with near normal temperatures Friday through the Easter weekend. Winds will be a little brisk on Friday but mainly light wind speeds Saturday and Sunday.
TODAY – APR 4 – Mostly sunny, highs in the low 70s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a chance of drizzle after 2 a.m., low in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – APR 5 – Cloudy and cooler with a chance of drizzle, highs in the upper 50s.
THURSDAY – APR 6 – Mostly cloudy with showers and possible some thunderstorms, quite mild, highs in the upper 70s.
FRIDAY – APR 7 – Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler, highs in the low 60s.
SATURDAY – APR 8 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 50s.
EASTER SUNDAY – APR 9 – Sunny, highs in the low 60s.
MONDAY – APR 10 – Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southerly winds to 10 knots, seas 3 feet.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected during the day on Wednesday; small craft advisories possible Wednesday night; advisories likely during the day on Thursday; no advisories expected Thursday night through Saturday.
CLIFTON’S CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2023 (Records started in 1973)
March’s temperature averaged 42.5 degrees which was about 2 degrees above normal. The highest temperature 64 which was recorded on the 21st and 26th. The lowest temperature was 26 degrees on the 20th (this was the first time in March that the temperature failed to drop 25 degrees or lower.
Precipitation totaled 3.88″ which was slightly below normal.
Snowfall was again below normal with 1.9″ accumulating. Total season’s snowfall is at 8.4″ which is the second lowest total since 1973. the lowest was 8.0″ recorded during the 2001-2002 season.
Have a nice day and stay safe!