Record Jan. 4 low set at Atlantic City International Airport

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The thermometer agreed with the belief that Saturday, Jan.  4 might just be a morning when it’s better to stay inside and sip from a cup of hot chocolate than venture outside and into the arctic./Rutgers The thermometer agreed with the belief that Saturday, Jan. 4 might just be a morning when it’s better to stay inside and sip from a cup of hot chocolate than venture outside and into the arctic./Rutgers

The thermometer agreed with the belief that Saturday, Jan. 4 might just be a morning when it’s better to stay inside and sip from a cup of hot chocolate than venture outside and into the arctic.

A record low temperature was set at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township and other locations posted even lower temperatures, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

At 6 a.m. the temperature had settled to -1 at Atlantic City International, the location where the National Weather Service records its official weather data.

Today’s low temperature broke the old standard for Jan. 4 that was 0 degrees and set in 1918.

 Cold but not the coldest

Unfortunately for fans of records, Atlantic City International was the coldest area in South Jersey.

At 6 a.m. the Jan. 4 temperature was -3 in Hammonton, -2 in Mays Landing, -4 west of Vineland and -3 in Upper Township.

Areas along the coast were several degrees warmer. At 6 a.m. the temperature was 10 degrees in Cape May, 15 degrees in Wildwood, and 13 degrees in Atlantic City.

Several locations in upstate New Jersey reached temperatures between -6 and -8 degrees.

A lack of any noticeable breezes kept wind chill readings fairly close to the already frigid temperatures.

 Saturday warm up

The afternoon temperatures on Saturday, Jan. 4 should seem much warmer when compared to Friday, Jan. 3. Temperatures will be slow to warm, however.

By noon the temperature should be approaching the teens en route to a reading in the 20s later in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 


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