04.16.14

GWC Time Lapse–April 11, 2014–Cloudy Sunset

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Time Lapse at 7:56 pm by gmachos

Here is a time lapse video of a cloudy sunset at GWC in South Plainfield on the second Friday of April 2014. On this day, the temperature rose up to 78 degrees before a weak front moved through with some clouds that made skies a bit threatening at sunset.

GWC Slideshow–April 15, 2014–From Spring To Snow

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Slideshows at 1:07 pm by gmachos

Here is a slideshow from photos taken of the powerful storm system that pushed through Central Jersey on Tuesday, April 15th. After having highs around 80 degrees over the previous two days, and a high of 65 early in the day on Tuesday, major change was ushered in by a storm system with an associated cold front that brought winds between 40 and 45 miles per hour, up to an inch of rain, and even snow. The low temperature in South Plainfield on Wednesday morning was only 31 degrees, a 52 degree drop from the high temperature on Sunday afternoon (83 degrees), and a 34 degree tumble in 24 hours.

GWC Slideshow–April 14, 2014–Spring Has Sprung

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Slideshows at 1:06 pm by gmachos

Here is a slideshow from photos taken of the great spring weather across Northern Middlesex County on Monday. From Friday to Monday, temperatures were well into the 70s, and even the low 80s. Temperatures on Sunday reached 83 degrees in South Plainfield, which was the warmest it had been since October 4th. Monday was almost as warm, but just a bit under 80 at 79.5 thanks to a bit more cloud cover in advance of a powerful storm system. High on Friday was 78 as well.

04.13.14

Finally Looking Like Spring Has Finally Arrived

Posted in GWC News at 6:36 pm by gmachos

First Time Temperatures Hit Above 80 Degrees In Northwestern Middlesex County Since October 4th!

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–The weight has finally lifted. The burden of the brutal winter of 2013-14 appears to have been taken off our backs here in Northwestern Middlesex County. Since the middle of last week, the weather has been just about spectacular for this time of year here in South Plainfield as well as the rest of the Garden State. Temperatures have been steadily climbing the low 60s to the mid and upper 70s by Friday and Saturday. Then, on Sunday when the thermometer broke through the 80 degree barrier for the first time since the first week of October 2013.

On Sunday afternoon, the high topped out at 83.3 degrees at Greg’s Weather Center in South Plainfield at 3:27 PM. This was the warmest day so far in 2014, and the first time the mercury has climbed to above 80 degrees since a high of 83.8 degrees at 3:20 PM on October 4, 2013. After hitting a high of only 51 degrees on Monday, the temperature has been at least above 60 including 66 on Tuesday, 62 on Wednesday, 67 on Thursday, 78 on Friday, and 73 yesterday. The recent stretch of nice weather has been the nicest of the early spring. The good weather should continue for another day as the forecast by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey is calling for a high of 76 on Monday before clouds begin to roll in on Monday night.

A storm system will begin to push through in the evening on Monday, and produce moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The storm could even produce some thunderstorms during the period. Rainfall amounts are expected to be between an inch to two inches. Then, a return to normal weather for this time of year for the rest of the week. Temperatures may be a bit below normal on Wednesday as they will struggle to reach 50, but they will gradually moderate in the mid to upper 50s by Good Friday and Easter Weekend. Looking at the weather almanac at GWC a bit more, today’s high of 83 was still a bit below last year’s high temperature for April 2013 at 83.6. Two years ago, the maximum temperature for the month of April was 90.4 degrees.

While this early spring has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, which is fairly normal since March and April are transitional months, it looks like we can finally put this recent rough winter behind us in Northwestern Middlesex County as well as the rest of the Garden State.

04.10.14

GWC Car Cam–April 9, 2014–Trip to Sandy Hook

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Web Cam at 3:39 pm by gmachos

Here is a car cam video taken during the trip to Sandy Hook on the second Wednesday of April 2014. On this day, the winds were a bit brisk, but it didn’t damper the abundant sunshine that pushed the mercury into the low 60s. The sunny skies were also accompanied by some fair weather clouds.

GWC Weather Footage–April 9, 2014–Trip to Sandy Hook

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Web Cam at 3:33 pm by gmachos

Here is a video from a trip to Sandy Hook in early April 2014. On this day, weather conditions couldn’t be better. Temperatures rose into the low 60s despite a brisk wind from the north. Skies had abundant sunshine along with plenty of fair weather clouds.

GWC Time Lapse–April 9, 2014–Afternoon at Sandy Hook

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Time Lapse at 3:26 pm by gmachos

Here is a time lapse video of an afternoon on the North Beach at Sandy Hook in early April 2014. On this day, temperatures climbed into the low 60s under abundant sunshine with a good deal of fair weather clouds despite the brisk wind from the north.

GWC Slideshow–April 9, 2014–Trip to Sandy Hook

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Slideshows at 3:17 pm by gmachos

Here is a slideshow from pictures taken during a trip to Sandy Hook in early April 2014. The trip was made to the North Beach and Fort Hancock. You couldn’t have picked a better early spring day for the trip. Temperatures topped out in the low 60s under abundant sunshine with some fair weather clouds despite a brisk wind from the north.

04.07.14

GWC Time Lapse–April 6, 2014–Sunset @ Keyport

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Time Lapse at 8:10 pm by gmachos

Here is a 180 degree time lapse video of the sunset at Keyport Marina and Waterfront Park on the first Sunday in April 2014. On this day, the temperature did get back up to around 60, but it felt more like 60 since the wind that made things chillier on Saturday, slackened off on Sunday.

GWC Time Lapse–April 5, 2014–Morning Clouds

Posted in GWC News, YouTube Videos, GWC Time Lapse at 8:07 pm by gmachos

Here is a 360 degree time lapse video of the cloudy skies clearing up some after the remainder of a storm that pushed through Thursday night and Friday moved out to start the first weekend of April 2014. Temperature got up to 60 degrees around Central Jersey on this day, but it felt much chillier thanks to gusty winds.

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