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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
West Cape May, NJ 18
Lower Alloways Creek, NJ 18
Fortescue, NJ 18
Atlantic City Marina, NJ 17
Dennis Twp., NJ 17
City, State Temp
High Point Monument, NJ -4
High Point, NJ -2
Vernon Twp., NJ -1
Wantage, NJ 1
Blue Mountain Lakes, NJ 2
most current information as of Feb 4 1:20 AM

Latest Conditions & Forecast

New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

12°F

Wind

2 mph from the NNW

Wind Gust

23 mph from the NW

Mostly Clear and Blustery
5 °F
Sunny
25 °F
Increasing Clouds
21 °F
Mostly Cloudy
47 °F
Mostly Cloudy
33 °F
Sunny
49 °F
Mostly Clear
28 °F
Partly Sunny
50 °F
Mostly Cloudy
40 °F
Mostly Sunny
54 °F
Mostly Clear
33 °F
Chance Showers
56 °F
Chance Showers
42 °F
Chance Showers
56 °F

Overnight

Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -9. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 21. South wind around 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 49.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

Thursday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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