St. Patrick’s Day a record-setting cold one for South Jersey

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

If you thought the daily high temperatures was extremely unusually cold on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlantic City, you were right. If fact, it was record-setting cold, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center./Northeast Regional Climate Center If you thought the daily high temperatures was extremely unusually cold on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlantic City, you were right. If fact, it was record-setting cold, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center./Northeast Regional Climate Center

If you thought the daily high temperatures was extremely unusually cold on St. Patrick’s Day in South Jersey, you were right. If fact, it was record-setting cold, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

On St. Patrick’s Day 2014 the maximum temperature record at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township was the lowest ever recorded on March 17.

The temperature settled in at 28 degrees at the airport where the National Weather Service records its official climate conditions for Atlantic City.

Monday’s high temperature was about 28 degrees colder than normal in South Jersey. While the digital display in our thermometers should have read somewhere in the middle-50s, it was stuck in the upper-20s.

It was so cold that Monday’s high temperature would have been 13 degrees below normal for any day in the middle of January.

Cities throughout the Middle Atlantic and New England states set record low maximum temperqatures during a frigid St. Patrick's Day 2014 on March 17./Northeast Regional Climate Center Cities throughout the Middle Atlantic and New England states set record low maximum temperqatures during a frigid St. Patrick's Day 2014 on March 17./Northeast Regional Climate Center But Atlantic City wasn’t alone. The arctic outbreak was felt from Maine to Virginia.

There were 10 other record-low high temperatures set in cites across New England and the Middle Atlantic.

They included Washington, D.C. which only reached 31 degrees; Wilmington, Del. (31); Baltimore, Md. (31), Caribou, Maine (16), Philadelphia (32); and Newark, N.J. (34).


blog comments powered by Disqus