Here is car cam footage of a cold front passing through the Central Jersey region that brought some gusty storms. Prior to the storms arriving in mid-afternoon, the high temperature at GWC in South Plainfield was 73 degrees. Following the frontal passage, the temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees to 54 in about 2 hours. Barometric pressure dropped to 29.50 inches of Hg at the time the front passed through. Winds gusted to 60 mph. The storms brought 0.25 inches of rain at GWC. During the trip, the car cam captured some of the weather chaos as the leading edge of the front pushed through South Plainfield, and then caught some cloud to cloud lightning at both Keyport and Old Bridge, New Jersey.
Here is some video footage of a drive home from Sandy Hook that I had a couple weeks ago on April 10th. Footage is courtesy of the GWC Car Cam. On this day, a front was forecast to come through, and bring some severe weather, but due to a strong marine influence, temperatures never got much high than 50 degrees, and no rough weather materialized.
Here is video footage of the snowstorm that brought several inches of snow to Greg’s Weather Center in South Plainfield, New Jersey on the first day of Spring 2015. Video footage taken is from a number of different vantage points around town. The snowfall started out as wet snow thanks to the warmer temperatures and higher sun angle. However, as the day progresses, the temperature dropped just enough to make the snow stick, and it accumulated on the roadways as well as the grassy surfaces. The snowfall continued until around 11:00 PM several hours after the official start of Spring 2015.
Here is video footage of a snowstorm that affected Central Jersey on Thursday, March 5, 2015. This storm brought about the biggest snowfall of the season to Greg’s Weather Center in South Plainfield as well as much of New Jersey. Snowfall amounts topped out at 7 inches in town while places in Southern Middlesex County and Union County had as much as 8.5 inches, and Brick Township in Ocean County had the biggest amount with 9 inches.
Here is video footage of a snowy start to March 2015 in Northern Middlesex County. The snow started out as a wet snow with it only sticking to grassy surfaces early on. However, as the temperature dropped, the snow began to stick on the pavement, and ended up producing a few inches in accumulation.
Here is video footage of a snowstorm that occurred on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The snow developed during the course of the morning in Northern Middlesex County, and started out as a wet snow that only accumulated on grassy surfaces. However, as the day progressed, and the temperatures fell, the snow began to accumulate on the pavement. When it was all said and done, snowfall amounts ended up only being between 2.5 and 4.0 inches in Middlesex County including 3 at GWC in South Plainfield. However, areas to the south such as Neptune in Monmouth County (6.0 inches), Princeton (6.0 inches) in Mercer County, Bordentown in Burlington County (6.6 inches) and Haddon Heights in Camden County (6.5 inches) received over 6 inches. The weather still created havoc by postponing several Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals at New Brunswick High School.
Here is footage of an overnight snowstorm tapering off to flurries on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015. On this day, snowfall amounts ranged from 1.8 to 5.2 inches around Middlesex County including about 4 inches at GWC in South Plainfield. The heaviest snowfall fell in Cape May County, where 7.0 inches fell in Cape May. The storm still made an impact in Middlesex County with a number of schools closed, which forced the postponement of a number of Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament games.
Here is video footage of the Valentine’s Day Snowstorm from around several different locations in the Garden State. The footage was a mixture of iPhone 5 and car cam video. This snowstorm was another small one, but it did pack quite a wallop as forecasted during the late night and overnight hours. The storm did pick up in intensity after 10:00 PM as projected. The heaviest snowfall that I encountered on the way home was getting on Route 1 South from the Garden State Parkway, and on Route 287 North. When I got up on both of those exits, the snowfall intensity went up another level.
Here is video footage of some snow that fell at Greg’s Weather Center in South Plainfield on February 12th. On this day, there was a small accumulation, but what was fascinating about this snow was how it went from some flurries to fat flakes of snow. You had to go west into Pennsylvania to find some measurable snowfall for this one.
Here is a time lapse video of weather conditions at GWC in South Plainfield on the first Thursday in February 2015. On this day, a clipper system moved through bringing with it some flurries, and a dramatic drop in temperature in its wake. The mercury dropped from a high of 33 degrees on Thursday afternoon to a low of 8 degrees on Friday morning. Winds also picked up with gusts as high as 45 miles per hour.