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Frost encircles a tree in Sparta Township (Sussex County) on the morning of November 12th. Photo courtesy of Nick Stefano.

With today’s (11/12) minimum temperature at West Cape May (Cape May County) and Lower Alloways Creek Township (Salem) falling to 30° and 32°, respectively, the growing season has ended across the Garden State. The growing season is considered to be the count of days between the last freeze of the spring and the first freeze of the fall (counting neither of those freezing days). This made for a 214 day growing season at West Cape May, while the Lower Alloways Creek Township weather station was just installed in July, thus a seasonal number is unavailable. These first freezes were preceded by a day at the Atlantic City Mariana (Atlantic) and Harvey Cedars (Ocean), which fell to 32° and 31°, respectively, on the 11th. Based on observations from these Rutgers NJ Weather Network stations (the 62 stations upon which the growing season is determined), these two locations had NJ’s longest growing seasons. The Marina saw its last spring freeze on March 22nd, giving it a 233 day season. Harvey Cedars last froze on April 2nd, thus ended with a 222 day season.

Latest Extremes

City, State Temp
Atlantic City Marina, NJ 53
West Cape May, NJ 52
Harvey Cedars, NJ 52
Dennis Twp., NJ 51
Bivalve, NJ 50
City, State Temp
Pequest, NJ 35
High Point Monument, NJ 35
High Point, NJ 37
Basking Ridge, NJ 37
Walpack, NJ 38
most current information as of Nov 19 5:57 PM

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New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

42°F

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Slight Chance Showers then Chance Showers
39 °F
Decreasing Clouds
45 °F
Mostly Clear
28 °F
Mostly Sunny
41 °F
Partly Cloudy
20 °F
Sunny
28 °F
Clear
16 °F
Sunny
35 °F
Partly Cloudy
26 °F
Chance Rain/Snow then Chance Rain
50 °F
Rain Likely
42 °F
Chance Showers
51 °F
Chance Showers
40 °F
Chance Rain
50 °F

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

Thanksgiving Day

Sunny, with a high near 28.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low around 16.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 35.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Saturday

A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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