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Indian summer, Halloween and then the first snowflakes?

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, October 27, 2014 07:16 am

Warm southwest winds will allow South Jersey temperatures to soar into the upper 70s on Tuesday, Oct. 28 before the winds of change usher in howling winds and December-like cold for next weekend. Warm southwest winds will allow South Jersey temperatures to soar into the upper 70s on Tuesday, Oct. 28 before the winds of change usher in howling winds and December-like cold for next weekend. Warm southwest winds will allow South Jersey temperatures to soar into the upper 70s on Tuesday, Oct. 28 before the winds of change usher in howling winds and December-like cold for next weekend.

Meanwhile, meteorologists are watching several weather models that indicate just enough moisture could merge with overnight sinking temperatures to produce the first snowflakes of the 2014-15 season next weekend.

Here is the latest South Jersey weather trends with thoughts about Halloween weather:

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Update: Clear South Jersey sky for Monday evening rocket launch

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, October 26, 2014 06:37 pm

Seasonably warm temperatures and a clear sky awaits those interested in watching 110-foot-tall Antares rocket streak through the sky shortly after sunset this evening in the sky south of South Jersey. Antares has been poised for its nighttime run on the launching pad for the past few days./NASA Seasonably warm temperatures and a clear sky awaits those interested in watching 110-foot-tall Antares rocket streak through the sky shortly after sunset this evening in the sky south of South Jersey. Antares has been poised for its nighttime run on the launching pad for the past few days./NASA Seasonably warm temperatures and a clear sky awaits those interested in watching 110-foot-tall Antares rocket streak through the sky shortly after sunset on Monday, Oct. 27 evening in the sky south of South Jersey.

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Indian summer and 70s approach South Jersey

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 24, 2014 11:47 am

In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile. In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile. In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile and, for some, and chance to rejoice in warmth.

The same weather condition that makes us curse at prolonged hazy, hot and humid conditions in the summer is about reward South Jersey a refreshing taste of Indian Summer.

But just how warm will it get and just what does the term Indian summer mean anyways?

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Update: Clear skies expected for Monday’s rocket launch

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:35 pm

There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station./NASA There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station./NASA There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station.

If you live in South Jersey, along with the rest of the Middle Atlantic States, you’ll have a good chance of seeing the Antares rocket roar into space.

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Rocket set to light up early evening night sky next week

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 06:36 pm

If the weather cooperates, South Jersey resident will get another chance to watch an Antares rocket climb through the sky early next Monday evening, according to NASA. If the weather cooperates, South Jersey resident will get another chance to watch an Antares rocket climb through the sky early next Monday evening, according to NASA.  If the weather cooperates, South Jersey resident will get another chance to watch an Antares rocket climb through the sky early next Monday evening, according to NASA. South Jersey residents will set the Antares about 120 seconds after liftoff from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.

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Coastal nor’easter brings three days of rainy conditions

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 08:51 am

  A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey along with 1-2 inches of rain./NWS A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey along with 1-2 inches of rain./NWS A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey.

Some of the misty fun begins today. Here is the latest:

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What freeze? 2014 still poised to become warmest year on record

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, October 20, 2014 08:00 pm

  While residents in portions of Atlantic, Cape May and Burlington counties endured their first freeze of the fall of 2014, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center announced that last month was the warmest September on record for the planet./NCDC While residents in portions of Atlantic, Cape May and Burlington counties endured their first freeze of the fall of 2014, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center announced that last month was the warmest September on record for the planet./NCDC While residents in portions of Atlantic, Cumberland and Burlington counties endured their first freeze of the fall of 2014, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center announced that last month was the warmest September on record for the planet.

Despite a year in which winter held on with a vengeance in the Northeast, 2014 has been a warm year so far, according to National Climatic Data Center figures.

In fact, it may end up the warmest year on record, the NCDC said.

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South Jersey sky watch: meteors, an eclipse and a rocket launch

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:58 pm

The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-often partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch. The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-often partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch. The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-frequent partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch.

Here’s when to look toward the sky:

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Follow Hurricane Gonzalo assault on Bermuda on your desktop

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 17, 2014 02:29 pm

You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season  - prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service. You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season - prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service. You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season - as he prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service.

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South Jersey weekend weather forecast: Enjoy it, fall weather comes Sunday

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 17, 2014 01:05 pm

Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Well, you couldn’t have picked a better weekend to enjoy.

Well, kind of, sort of.

Thanks to a cold front that will usher in mostly sunny, dry and getting-cooler-by-the-hour conditions, the weekend may be the last hurrah of summer. Here’s the latest:

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