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Strong winds push waves and spray onshore after a cold frontal passage on December 23rd in Seaside Heights (photo credit: Daniel Nee/Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat).
Strong winds push waves and spray onshore after a cold frontal passage on December 23rd in Seaside Heights (photo credit: Daniel Nee/Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat).

As has so often been the situation in 2022, December’s weather never settled into any persistent pattern. Unless, of course, a pattern of frequent variations constitutes persistence! In any case, it seems appropriate to co-label this combined monthly and annual report as intervals in search of identities!

Looking first at December, the statewide average temperature of 35.5° is 1.1° below the 1991–2020 normal. This ranks as the 44th mildest December dating back to 1895. The statewide average maximum temperature of 44.9° is 0.1° below normal and ranked 31st mildest. The average minimum was 26.1°, which is 2.1° below normal and ranks 54th mildest. North Jersey averaged 33.3° (-0.8°, 36th mildest), south Jersey 36.8° (-1.3°, 49th mildest), and the Jersey coast 37.7° (-1.4°, 50th mildest).

Statewide precipitation averaged 4.76”, which is 0.49” above normal and ranks 35th wettest. North Jersey averaged 4.93” (+0.68”, 32nd wettest), south Jersey 4.68” (+0.40”, 37th wettest), and the Jersey coast 4.49” (+0.13”, 43rd wettest). The wettest locations were in the northeast and along the northern coast, while the northwest and much of the south were on the drier side.

Latest Extremes

City, State Temp
Cape May Court House, NJ 40
Atlantic City Marina, NJ 40
West Cape May, NJ 40
Little Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 40
Dennis Twp., NJ 40
City, State Temp
Pequest, NJ 29
Walpack, NJ 29
Basking Ridge, NJ 31
High Point, NJ 31
Hopewell Twp., NJ 31
most current information as of Jan 28 8:05 AM

Latest Conditions & Forecast

New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

36°F

Wind

5 mph from the SW

Wind Gust

10 mph from the SW

Partly Sunny
50 °F
Partly Cloudy
33 °F
Increasing Clouds
53 °F
Slight Chance Showers
39 °F
Chance Showers
51 °F
Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy
31 °F
Mostly Cloudy
38 °F
Partly Cloudy then Chance Snow
25 °F
Chance Snow
36 °F
Mostly Cloudy
25 °F
Partly Sunny
37 °F
Partly Cloudy
19 °F
Sunny
31 °F

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday

A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.

Tuesday Night

A chance of snow after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday

A chance of snow before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 31.

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Hurricane Sandy satellite image

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