Does Toms River’s All Time Record Temperature For Today Tumble?
We're all pumped up about an early March day with temperatures in the mid to upper 60's, and why not? We all need something to feel good about. but is this feel good day a record breaking day at the Jersey Shore?
For a good part of the Jersey Shore the answer is no, but we'll get to that in a minute. Let's start with the positive. Where is there a chance for a record setting day in the Monmouth & Ocean County area?
It turns out that of the three local weather stations that the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist provides information from, the only station that really has a chance of logging a record day today is Toms River.
Here's some data on the average March 11th in Toms River..
The average high temperature for Toms River is 49 degrees (F), and the average low temperature is 29 degrees (F). So, we already know we are going to be well above that with our Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow calling for a high of 68, but temperatures along the coast may only reach the 50's.
So if that 66 degrees reaches Toms River, is it enough to break the record? Well, it would be close, but no cigar. The record temperature for this date in Toms River is 72 degrees in 1967.
But let's be honest. If we're getting within 6 degrees of an all time daily record, then we have nothing to complain about. And how about those two Monmouth County weather stations?
It turns out Freehold won't even come close. Even if Freehold gets up to 66 degrees, it will still be 15 degrees off the record setting 81 we got on this date in 2016. And Long Branch hit 76 on this date back in 2006.
So the best chance we have is Toms River, and whether we get a record or not, nobody's going to be complaining.
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