NJ Long Range Outlook – We’re Almost There!

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr March 7, 2015 10:15

NJ Long Range Outlook – We’re Almost There!

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel after the recent cold we’ve had to endure. For best results lets harness the WeatherTrend360’s proprietary algorithms again as we close out March. First lets break New Jersey into proper climatological regions. We have the upper elevations of NWNJ, the interior coastal plain (SWNJ through CNJ and into NENJ), and the coastal regions (most of SENJ). I’ll be representing each climatological region with a 28-day graph from weathertrends360 data followed by a brief discussion. Keep in mind that these algorithms are documented with an 84% accuracy rate and are based on oceanic water cycles and time table series.

Zone 1: Higher Elevations of NWNJ (Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, N. Somerset, and N. Passaic) – Known for little to no Atlantic Ocean influence, colder-snowier winters, and drier conditions in general when compared to the coast. This region is known to get hot when high pressure sits overhead during the summer and bitterly cold during Arctic outbreaks in the winter.

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Zone 1 Discussion: Climatology favors this region to hold onto colder temperatures longer than other parts of New Jersey. With that being said, we’re still looking an overall warming trend through the end of March. Today through mid-next week will be a slow climb. Wednesday (March 11) should flirt with 50 degrees for high temperatures, if not more. Then this region is looking at a few periods of precipitation in the March 12-19 time-frame with near average temperatures. The sun angle will be very strong so in order for precipitation to be wintry, it would have to fall during dark hours (which are rapidly shrinking as we approach the equinox). March 20-21 is looking like an even more aggressive moderation with temperatures surging into the 50s and possibly even 60. This region should then close March out with the general temperature profile of highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.

Zone 2: Interior Coastal Plain (Salem, Gloucester, Camden, W. Burlington, Mercer, W. Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, and S. Passaic) – Known for naturally higher temperatures due to lower elevations away from the oceanic influence. This region is also known as “heat island” due to transportation (I-95 corridor), smog, abundant asphalt, concrete, and other man-made substances that naturally absorb and retain heat moreso than natural protected land.

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Zone 2 Discussion: Temperatures will moderate today through Wednesday with highs eventually reaching into the 50s mid-week with some light rain. We’re then looking at highs in the 40s during the March 12-19 time-frame which should feature a few periods of precipitation.  The sun angle will be very strong so in order for precipitation to be wintry, it would have to fall during dark hours (which are rapidly shrinking as we approach the equinox). March 20-21 is looking like an even more aggressive moderation with temperatures surging into the 50s and 60s. This region should then close March out with the general temperature profile of highs around 60 and lows around 40.

Zone 3: Coastal Regions (Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic, E. Burlington, Ocean, and E. Monmouth) – Known for tremendous influence from the Atlantic Ocean. Oceanic influence keeps this zone cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the interior coastal plain and especially the higher elevations of NWNJ. This forms a micro-climate that only local inhabitants and frequent visitors are familiar with.

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Zone 3 Discussion: This region is buffered by the colder ocean this time of year. Therefore it will be a few degrees colder than zone 2 for highs and lows. Temperatures will moderate today through Wednesday with highs eventually reaching into the 50s mid-week. Some rain could accompany the mid-week warm-up. We’re then looking at highs in the 40s during the March 12-19 time-frame which should feature a few periods of precipitation.  The sun angle will be very strong so in order for precipitation to be wintry, it would have to fall during dark hours (which are rapidly shrinking as we approach the equinox). March 20-21 is looking like an even more aggressive moderation with temperatures surging into the 50s and 60s. This region should then close March out with the general temperature profile of highs around 55-60 and lows around 40.

In English: We’re moderating in March, as it naturally does heading into Spring, but it won’t be a straight trend upwards. There should be a few hurdles to get through in that March 12-19 period which may even include a snowy scenario or two, especially for the upper elevations of NWNJ. Again, it would have to time perfectly overnight due to the sun’s higher angle and daytime temps above freezing. The next 5 days, however, and last 10 days of March should feel great after the below-average Arctic temperatures we’ve had to endure. Ironically, the first day of Spring will be well-timed with the invasion of “windows-open weather.” The light is definitely visible at the end of the tunnel.

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Enjoy the rest of your March and please be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr March 7, 2015 10:15

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