Here is a slideshow from pictures taken of damage that still lingers along the Jersey Shore some five months after Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in late October 2012. There are still visible scars from the storm in places such as Waterfront Park in South Amboy, and Union Beach.
Here is a slideshow from photos taken of the severe weather in Northwestern Middlesex County, New Jersey on Wednesday night. There were two lines of severe storms generated by a storm system that pushed through an area that had seen two days of the warmest weather so far in 2013. The storms produced dangerous cloud to cloud and cloud to ground lightning.
Here is a slideshow from the pictures taken of the damage along the Jersey Shore at several locations from South Amboy to Sea Bright. The damage was quite extensive, especially at Sea Bright, which was just opened to the public again on Wednesday. There is a curfew in the coastal town from 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM. The beach near Waterfront Park in South Amboy is contaminated. It will be a long time before the Jersey Shore is whole again.
Here is a slideshow from pictures and video captures taken of the weather produced by the East Coast Storm in mid-September 2012. This storm covered the entire eastern third of the United States from Maine down to Florida, and brought rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches in most places with some areas getting over 7 inches of rain. Winds gusted up to 70 miles per hour, especially in higher elevations in New York and New England. Here in South Plainfield, the storm brought 1.17 inches of rain and winds up to 42 miles per hour. The barometer fell to 29.57 inches of Hg, or 1001 millibars.
Here is a slideshow taken from pictures of the thunderstorm that moved through Northern Middlesex County on September 8th of 2012. The storm was part of a long line of storms that stretched from New England to Northern Alabama. Earlier in the day, tornadoes were sighted in Breezy Point, Queens and Carnarsie, Brooklyn. The cold front responsible for this weather brought about significant change with strong high pressure behind it that ushered in the first taste of fall here in the Garden State.
Here is a slideshow made from pictures and still captures of the rough surf at Sandy Hook in early September 2012 courtesy of Hurricane Leslie, a large minimal hurricane that was moving slowly through the Western Atlantic at the time. Long period swells from the storm created 5 to 6 foot seas and dangerous rip currents along New Jersey beaches as well as many others along the East Coast.
Here is a slideshow from photos taken of a sunrise at Washington Rock in early September 2012. The sun emerged once again over Central Jersey after the remnants of Hurricane Isaac passed through the day before. The rising sun combined with some morning clouds to provide a nice visual treat.
Here is a slideshow of photos compiled from video captures of the impacts from Hurricane Irene on August 27-28, 2011. The storm was a major hurricane at one point with 120 mile per hour winds, but thankfully weakened significantly before making two landfalls in New Jersey. The hurricane was the first one since 1903 to make landfall in the Garden State, and the first to travel over part of New York City since 1893.
In South Plainfield, Irene dumped 5.34 inches of rain. Add that to a pre-storm total of 10 inches in August, and there was the worst flooding the town has seen in at least 40 years. As the storm passed nearby, the barometric pressure dropped to 28.63 inches, or 970 millibars, the lowest ever recorded at GWC. The storm went on to cause tremendous flooding along the Passaic River in Northern New York, and devastate many bridges in Vermont. Irene was retired from the list of storm names, and also ended up being the seventh costliest hurricane on record at the time.
Here is a slideshow of photos taken of a couple approaching thunderstorms in Edison, New Jersey on August 27, 2012. The approach of these storms brought about some interesting cloud formations. Eventually, there was a late morning downpour that brought 0.86 inches to South Plainfield as rainfall rates during the brief deluge reached 7.02 inches per hour. Down in Mercer County, storms produced an inch of rain in just a half an hour.
Here is a slideshow from photos taken of a developing thunderstorm over Northeastern New Jersey in late August 2012. The storm didn’t dump any rain on South Plainfield, but further north in Passaic, Bergen, and Essex counties, places such as Bloomfield received up to 2 inches of rain. Flash Flood Warnings were issued for these areas by the National Weather Service.