Record High Temperatures Were Broken The Last 3 Days In A Row In NJ
It's not an exaggeration to say that we're experiencing unprecedented warm temperatures for this time of year in parts of New Jersey.
As November temperatures again today (Tuesday, November 10th) soar into the upper 70s, we've been looking at high temperatures that have been a good 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.
I'm going to use the Atlantic City, NJ reporting station for these purposes, since the closest National Weather Service stations for us here in Ocean County are either Atlantic City, Trenton, or Newark.
I figure that Atlantic City is the closest gauge to our coastal climate here in much of Ocean County.
So, that being said, the normal high temperature for Atlantic City in early November is right around 60 degrees.
Yesterday though, the official temperature soared to 76 degrees, which actually ties the record that was set more than 30 years ago, back in 1986.
But wait, it wasn't just yesterday that we hit record highs.
On Sunday (November 8th) the temperature pushed thermometers to almost 80 degrees, with the 79 degree high smashing the 72 degree record that was hit only 3 times since data has been recorded; in 2011, 2009, and 1975.
If we give it one more day, Saturday (November 7th) will also be in the record books, with the 77 degree high breaking a record that has stood the longest of the bunch, going back to the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, with the previous record high of 72 degrees being set back in 1965.
There's a decent chance that we'll break or tie another record today.
With temperatures pushing back into the mid to upper 70s, we could see a tie or breaking of the 76 degree record that was set back in 1999.
It'll get back into the 70s again tomorrow, but after that it's back to reality with normal temperatures expected to move back in by the weekend.