Forecasters predict possible record South Jersey heat again today

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When the mercury reached 85 degrees on Tuesday, April 9, it tied an all-time high for the date at the Atlantic  City International Airport. With South Jersey morning low temperatures already at above their normal highs for Wednesday, April 10, South Jersey residents could be set for the second day of record April warmth, forecasters say.

Summer-like morning warmth

While the morning alarm clocks issued their daily 6 a.m. wake-up call and coffee pots brewed their first cups of motivation, the temperature was already 63 degrees in Hammonton, 67 in Milmay, 66 degrees in Egg Harbor Township and 66 in Abescon.

Forecasters predict another day of mid-80 degrees temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, the Egg Harbor Township temperature should reach 87 degrees today, breaking the old mark of 85 degrees set in 1922. The Weather Channel and Accuweather aren’t as optimistic, however. They have South Jersey high temperatures in the low- to mid-80s.

But who is going to complain if we don’t break another record, right?

Late-week outlook

An r-shaped cold front coming down from the north and moving in from the west will bring us rain and thunderstorms beginning tomorrow afternoon through Friday. Possibly heavy rain and gusty winds could accompany the front, the Weather Service says.

Record snowfall in South Dakota

In case you are wondering where all of the below-normal temperatures went, here is your answer: Rapid City, S.D. These poor folks awoke to14 inches of freshly fallen snow and temperatures of 19 degrees on Wednesday, April 10.

Weather fun place: Enterprise, Ala.

The folks in Enterprise don’t rent cars, but farm peanuts. But in 1915 an insect devastated the area cotton crop and nearly forced the town and its famers off the map. What did they do? On the verge of bankruptcy, the farmers changed the the crop they planted to peanuts. Ironically, the peanut crop was more profitable than cotton had ever been and the area enjoyed even more prosperity than ever imagined. Peanuts could withstand insects as well. What did the farmers do? They erected a monument to the boll weevil, the evil bugger that forced the farmers abandon the crop they were familiar with about and harvest and even more profitable one. Look for Enterprise to reach a South Jersey-like high of 84 degrees today.

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