Arctic invasion could chill off most of February

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  An arctic cold front will begin to sweep across the United States on Monday, Feb. 20, bringing frigid mid-week conditions and setting the stage for lower-than-normal temperatures through most of February, the National Weather Service says./NWS An arctic cold front will begin to sweep across the United States on Monday, Feb. 20, bringing frigid mid-week conditions and setting the stage for lower-than-normal temperatures through most of February, the National Weather Service says./NWS An arctic cold front will begin to sweep across the United States on Monday, Feb. 20, bringing frigid mid-week conditions and setting the stage for lower-than-normal temperatures through most of February, the National Weather Service says. Here is a weekly and long-term temperature outlook for South Jersey:

 

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center issued a hazardous weather outlook for South Jersey for Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Thursday, Jan. 23. The outlook forecast calls for near-zero wind chills on Wednesday with noontime temperatures at or below 10 degrees.

 

Deep freeze settles across the country

 

Meanwhile, temperatures in portions of the Upper Midwest and northern New York and New England will struggle to get anywhere near zero on Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to the National Weather Service forecast. High temperatures in the teens are forecast to reach as far south as Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.

 

An arctic cold front will begin to sweep across the United States on Monday, Feb. 20, bringing frigid mid-week conditions and setting the stage for lower-than-normal temperatures through most of February, the National Weather Service says./NWS An arctic cold front will begin to sweep across the United States on Monday, Feb. 20, bringing frigid mid-week conditions and setting the stage for lower-than-normal temperatures through most of February, the National Weather Service says./NWS

Cold February forecast for South Jersey

 

Temperatures will moderate toward the weekend, but a colder-than-normal trend will remain through February, according to the National Weather Service’s latest long-term forecast.

 

A huge area that encompasses the Midwest, Northeast and Middle Atlantic States will experience colder-than-normal average temperatures through February, the National Weather Service says.

 

Though there will be some relatively warm days, AccuWeather’s long-term outlook calls for daily high temperatures to fall below average for the majority of February for South Jersey, for example.

 

In South Jersey, February is usually the month when daily high temperatures start rising through the 40s, according to long-term statistics. Normal South Jersey daily highs are closer to 40 degrees at the beginning of February and near 48 degrees at the end of the month.

 

The National Weather Service forecast temperatures to average about 2 degrees colder than normal in South Jersey and close to 5 degrees colder than normal across the Upper Midwest and northern areas of New York and New England.

 

Martin Luther King Day outlook

 

On the day in which America celebrates the legacy of a man who fought for racial and economic equality, temperatures in South Jersey will be above normal, for a change. Look for Monday’s high to reach 48 degrees under mostly sunny conditions.

 

South Jersey’s Arctic freeze

 

A passing cold front will bring a 30 percent chance of showers and a dramatic drop in South Jersey temperatures, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

 

The high temperature should be 31 degrees on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, and 32 on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The normal daily high temperature for the end of January in South Jersey is about 40.

 

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