Below-zero arctic chill this morning across South Jersey

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The coldest real-feel temperature readings in years are greeting early morning risers on Tuesday, Jan. 7 across South Jersey./NWS The coldest real-feel temperature readings in years are greeting early morning risers on Tuesday, Jan. 7 across South Jersey./NWS  The coldest real-feel temperature readings in years are greeting early morning risers on Tuesday, Jan. 7 across South Jersey.

At 5:30 a.m., the temperature in Mullica Township was an unofficial 5 degrees, or 53 colder than it was at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

Combined with gusty 20-mph winds, the wind chill reading was minus 21.

South Jersey Wind Chill readings

Other wind chill readings at 5 a.m. were minus 10 in Atlantic City, minus 11 at the Atlantic City International Airport, minus 16 in Hammonton, minus 6 in Cape May, minus 11 in Vineland and minus 12 on Long Beach Island.

Actual temperatures ranged from 5 to 10 degrees above zero across the area.

Balmy Hudson Bay

For a comparison to South Jersey, the 5:30 a.m. wind chill reading at Baker Lake, an arctic Canadian town to the west of Hudson’s Bay, was minus 20.

South Jersey Tuesday outlook

Temperatures are expected to remain in the teens throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Gusty winds are expected to keep wind chill readings at dangerous levels through at least early afternoon.

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