Good evening. I just put together some video footage of weather conditions at South Amboy’s Waterfront Park in the afternoon of the final day of June 2011. It was quite a nice day on the Raritan Bay Waterfront as temperatures were comfortable although the humidity was up a little bit from yesterday. There was also more haze and cumulus clouds. Enjoy.
Here is some footage of the nice weather we had on Saturday. Went out for a couple walks while on break at work, and captured a great deal of cumulus clouds. Fortunately, they were fair weather cumulus clouds.
Here is weather footage of what I call a Sunderstorm. On this day, I was in my room in the house when I heard a clap of thunder. However, I could see that it was still quite bright outside. I then took a step outside, and saw that it had gotten very dark. I decided to get the camera, and take some video. This storm brought a good deal of rough weather to Northern New Jersey and New York City.
Here is time lapse video of weather conditions in South Plainfield, New Jersey on June 11, 2011. The cloudy day was highlighted by an afternoon cloudburst. The cause was a frontal system that had come back up north as a warm front after pushing through the region as a weak cold front two days earlier.
Here is a time lapse video of weather conditions in South Plainfield, New Jersey on June 9, 2011. This was the fourth and final day of a heat wave that gripped the Garden State. Change was ushered in by late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms.
Here is video footage of thunderstorms that moved through South Plainfield, New Jersey on June 9, 2011. Footage is nearly an hour long, and it captured the gusty winds, downpours, and lightning from a couple waves of strong to severe storms. The severe weather broke the back of a four day heatwave that gripped the area.
Long Line Of Thunderstorms Bring High Winds, Hail, Lightning, And Heavy Rain To Break Heat Wave In Garden State
It was quite a day weather wise around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Here in New Jersey, the mercury climbed to 102 degrees after reaching 99 degrees on Wednesday. Heat indices were even higher when you factored in the humidity, which resulted in dew points in the low 70s. So, when a weak cold front tried to push through the region, something had to give.
Around the beginning of rush hour here in the Garden State, conditions began to gradually deteriorate with skies becoming more overcast and winds picking up. Over the next several hours, the skies grew darker and darker as the clouds thickened and lowered. Winds were beginning to gust in earnest. The first signs of bad weather coming this way was when the NWS office in Mount Holly issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties before 6:00 PM.
The Doppler Radar began to light up as a long line of strong to severe thunderstorms extended from New England through Connecticut, and into Long Island, Southeastern New York, Northern New Jersey, and Northeastern Pennsylvania. The storms began to bow out on the radar, which was an indication of strong straight line winds. The line pushed progressively southward at a rate of 30 miles per hour. It produced hail in portions of Bergen County and Long Island while in portions of the Bronx, an apparent gustnado developed, which swept a local news reporter off her feet.
As the storms pushed southward and eastward, winds gusted to 58 miles per hour in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, in Northwestern Middlesex County, thunderstorms that had appeared to lose their punch over Morris and Somerset counties, regained their form. There were two waves of thunderstorms that passed through the region. The first one brought a quick downpour to the region around 7:00 PM while the second one generated dangerous lightning at a rapid pace. Throughout the two hour period where the thunderstorms rolled through, winds were very gusty.
As of Thursday night, there were a total of 551 storm reports according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Thankfully, there were no reports of tornadoes. In addition, the storms did bring some relief from the brutal heatwave, which lasted for four days. Temperatures on Friday were only in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the low 60s.
Here is a video of some time spent over at Waterfront Park in Old Bridge trying to beat the heat as the fourth day of the second heatwave of the summer in New Jersey saw temperatures peak over the 100 degree mark. A cold front would snap the extreme heat as it spawned severe thunderstorms.
Here is a video of some time spent over at Waterfront Park in South Amboy during the fourth day of the second heat wave of 2011 in New Jersey on June 9, 2011. Temperatures soared to 102 degrees at Newark Airport, and was close to the century mark in many other locations across the Garden State.