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Drone photos of tidal flooding near the morning high tide on December 17th
Drone photos of tidal flooding in the vicinity of Tuckerton (Ocean) near the morning high tide on December 17th. Photos courtesy of Life on the Edge Drones.

The statewide average temperature during this last month of 2020 averaged 37.0°. This was 1.8° above the 1981–2010 normal and ranks as the 22nd mildest December in the 126-year record that dates back to 1895. Northern and southern portions of NJ had similar departures and rankings.

December precipitation (rain and the liquid equivalent of snow and sleet) averaged 6.24”. This includes rain measured at National Weather Service Cooperative Observing stations on the morning of December 1st but does not include rain measured at these stations for the 24 hours ending on the morning of January 1st. See an explanation of the November 30th–December 1st measurement in the November report. The monthly value is 2.39” above average and ranks as the 11th highest December precipitation total on record. North Jersey averaged 6.73”, which is 2.78” above average and ranks 7th wettest. The south came in at 5.89”, which is 2.10” above average and ranks 17th wettest. The coast averaged 6.43”, which is 2.67” above average and ranks 11th wettest.

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City, State Temp
Cape May Court House, NJ 44
Dennis Twp., NJ 42
Fortescue, NJ 42
Woodbine, NJ 41
Vineland, NJ 40
City, State Temp
Pequest, NJ 22
Walpack, NJ 23
Hackettstown, NJ 24
Ramsey, NJ 24
Basking Ridge, NJ 25
most current information as of Jan 22 5:01 AM

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New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

27°F

Wind

2 mph from the SSE

Wind Gust

3 mph from the SSE

Mostly Sunny
43 °F
Partly Cloudy
24 °F
Mostly Sunny and Breezy
33 °F
Mostly Clear
16 °F
Mostly Sunny
35 °F
Mostly Cloudy
22 °F
Mostly Cloudy then Chance Rain/Snow
37 °F
Rain/Snow Likely then Snow Likely
27 °F
Snow Likely then Chance Rain/Snow
34 °F
Chance Snow then Mostly Clear
20 °F
Sunny
36 °F
Partly Cloudy
20 °F
Mostly Cloudy
35 °F

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Monday

A chance of rain and snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Snow likely before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of snow before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 36.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

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Snow cover photo

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February 13, 2013 - 4:16pm -- Dave Robinson

Highway sign knocked over by the wind

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Hurricane Sandy satellite image

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