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Atlantic City, New Jersey

The East Coast was roughed up by a few strong to severe thunderstorms today. How are we looking in Atlantic City following that rough weather?

At 1254AM, ET, Atlantic City was reporting a temperature of 74 degrees with clear skies and a light west wind. Dew points were still in the 70s, so the low wasn’t going to bottom out too much, and ground fog was a possibility.
The cold front, supported by the net is still hung up in the Appalachians. The upper level trough is expected to shift through New Jersey tomorrow afternoon, unnoticed save for a more refreshing northwest breeze. High pressure will build in behind it, and while Tuesday will be a little bit stuffy, Wednesday is expected to be a much more comfortable day.Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 89, Low 73
Wednesday – Much more comfortable, High 81, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and clouds mixed.  high 87, Low 71
Wednesday – Abundant sunshine High 80, Low 68

AW: Tomorrow – Abundant sunshine High 84, Low 75
Wednesday – Less humid with plenty of sunshine High 81, Low 70

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 84, Low 73
Wednesday – Sunny High 81, Low 65

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid, High 81, Low 73
Wednesday – Sunny, High 77, Low 72

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 84, Low 73
Wednesday – Mostly Sunny High 81, Low 64

FIO: Tomorrow -Light rain in the morning. High 85, Low 74
Wednesday -Partly cloudy in the morning High 79, Low 72

Interesting spread of temperature forecasts. That high tomorrow will weigh heavily on the passage of the cold front. Recent guidance is going very warm in Atlantic City. Here is the satellite imagery. Note the clouds in the Appalachians, thats where the upper level jet presently lies.
Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey to Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hey! This is trip one of two for the day. Both will involve Spartanburg, but one we will be leaving and another, we will be arriving. This time, we are arriving from the north after a 10 hour drive covering 665 miles. IF you couldn’t guess, we will do this drive at a pace of about 66.5mph. I think we can manage. Let’s get on the old dusty trail!

Atlantic City
I wish I had better news for you on this particular journey. The cold end of a feature moving out of the Ohio Valley will be arriving in the Mid Atlantic early on Friday, and it is going to take absolutely forever to get out of the Philadelphia area. Then we get to try Baltimore and Washington, and each will be progressively worse. It may even be a bit snowy or icy early in the day in northern North Carolina. Fortunately, it will probably take us so long to get out of the Megaplex to the north, we won’t be reaching North Carolina until the precipitation begins to wind down. Late in the day as we approach the Piedmont, most of the precipitation in the area will be lingering along the North Carolina border, and may be freezing there, but Spartanburg will be waiting on the heavy precipitation to the west. But lets talk about the earlier part of the trip again. The snow wll be slow going. It won’t be the monster that they saw earlier in the winter, but it should slow things down for the first workday f the week. The real problem will be where precipitation mixes, and that will be from Washington to the North Carolina border. Freezing Rain? Maybe. Sleet? Probably. Rain/snow mix? Almost certainly. That is a mess. It’s difficult to forecast in and even worse to drive in. If you think this trip is ACTUALLY getting done in 10 hours, you will be sorely disappointed. PLan on a night in northern Virginia, then finish it off when the temperature warms up on Tuesday. Good luck getting to Spartanburg!
Spartanburg

Bend, Oregon to Atlantic City, New Jersey

We are reversing our course today, headed from central Oregon to southern New Jersey on another 5 day excursion. The pace will be a little faster this time around, as we intend to roll along at 68.3mph to cover the 2814 miles between the two endpoints. that means our daily goal is 549 miles. Let’s get out of here, shall we?

DAY ONE (Saturday)
Bend
The activity induced by an upper level trough coming ashore in the Pacific Northwest will mostly be kept at bay on Saturday, and entirely at bay while we are on the open road. An active mountain snow pattern will set up well to our north and rain will pour down to our west, but driving through the Sun Valley will be pretty ordinary. We’ll make it all the way to far northern Utah before we retire for the night. Snowville, Utah, is where we will rest our heads.

DAY TWO (Sunday)
Overnight, a blob of instability will swing south towards Malta, and will be an issue as we wake up. I think it should be rain, though as we reach higher terrains in northern Utah, it will mix to snow, but then , as we pass through Salt Lake City, we should get a reprieve. It will be pretty snowy in the mountains of Wyoming as well, so places like Laramie Pass could be a mess, but in the valleys, it should be dry. In general, the feature will be weakening, and I suspect it will be fine as we stop at Pine Bluffs on the Nebraska border.

DAY THREE (Monday)
We will have a trio of systems undulating across the country as we start our day on Monday, and our route will place us safely away from all of them. The strongest system generating showers and storms to the Mississippi Valley will be shifting eastward and away from us. Scattered showers over the central Rockies won’t be able to penetrate the dry air of Nebraska, and a Canadian trough over the Canadian Prairies will see its moisture sapped by the southern system. Driving across Nebraska and western Iowa will be great! The day will end in Stuart, west of Des Moines.

DAY FOUR (Tuesday)
A vorticity maximum will join in the wake of this complex of systems across the midwestern US, riding the back edge of the mean trough. It will be on top of us in western Iowa as we begin our day in Stuart. Some heavy snow will be possible through Iowa City. Right now, guidance suggests that thos quickly moving impulse will be sliding just south of us on I-80 through the day on Tuesday, but something this fast moving and small is ephemeral 5 days out. I would say be on the look out for snow showers through the entire day on Tuesday. We’ll make it to Holiday City, Ohio, west of Toledo by the end of the day.

DAY FIVE (Wednesday)
As is usually the case with these little impulses moving towards the Appalachians, it will meet it’s demise in those mountains. Unfortunately, that will mean a few snow showers as we drive through western Pennsylvania, but as we begin our descent towards the coastal Plains, we should enter some dry, though cloudy, air. When we arrive in Atlantic City, expect a pretty nice day, though with a chance for fog and overcast. I guess by pretty nice, I’m deep enough into February for that to simply mean “not snowing”.
Atlantic City

Opposite directions

The forecasts for Atlantic City saw things warming up in Atlantic City for Wednesday. That’s not quite how it worked out. Temperatures dropped yesterday, thanks to a persistent overcast that brought with it some drizzle as well. Accuweather had the top spot, thanks largely to a pretty good low temperature forecast.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 61, Low 39
Thursday – .09 inches of rain, High 57, Low 41

Grade: C

Virginia Beach, Virginia to Atlantic City, New Jersey

We are on the rare trip that takes us through Delaware. Not a trip that simply stops in Delaware, but a full blown trip THROUGH the First State. It’s a one day trip that, using the geography of the east coast, we will pass through 5 states. I find this incredible. It’s only 320 miles between our destinations, and it will take us 6 hours and 20 minutes, for a rate of speed of only 50.66mph. This is what happens when you have a few toll bridges to cross.

Virginia Beach
We have picked a good day to drive over the open seas of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, as high pressure will build into the Eastern Seaboard. A remnant boundary will produce some low level clouds around the Hampton Roads as we begin our drive, but travel across the Delmarva and through Philadelphia will be sunny and pleasant. Expect mostly sunny skies in Atlantic City as we arrive in town in the mid-afternoon.
Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Let’s head out to the east coast. We are a year removed from Sandy, and the retrospectives are rolling in. What will the weather hold a year later on the Jersey Shore?

At 1254PM, ET, Atlantic City was reporting clear skies and a temperatures of 60 degrees. High pressure is fully in charge out east, which will allow for some sunny skies for the remainder of today and into tomorrow, but a complicated upper level pattern is indicative of the transitioning seasons.
A much stronger jet will be building a ridge over the northeast, but a weak northern trough will ride the crest of the wave. Moisture will be confined to a deeper southern trough in the Plains, and will be cut off by the ridge on its way to the Canadian trough, however the weak stream of moisture will pass over the Mid-Atlantic, and while rain and thunderstorms won’t be heavy, and the change in temperatures won’t be significant, there will be clouds and a few passing showers on Wednesday. It’s no superstorm, but it’s not the exact opposite either.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 59, Low 42
Wednesday – Afternoon showers, mostly cloudy, High 65, Low 42

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 56, Low 45
Wednesday – Few Showers High 61, Low 46

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 58, Low 41
Wednesday – Chance for drizzle in the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy High 63, Low 40

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 57, Low 49
Wednesday – A chance of showers between 9am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, High 62, Low 47

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 61, Low 52
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. High 61, Low 46

Everyone seems to be on the same page. I am going to tie my wagon tightly to the GFS model. Satellite loks good right now.
Atlantic City

Fun facts and verifications

Did you know that today is the anniversary of the greatest single day rain in Atlantic City‘s history. They received almost a foot of rain (11.1 inches) 15 years ago today. Of course, over the weekend, Atlantic City was expecting some rain as well, though as it turned out, not nearly as much as they saw in 1997. It was merely .19 inches of morning showers, which gave way to a pretty nice weekend and a V-W/Accuweather tie.
Actuals: Saturday – .19 inches of rain, High 80, Low 63
Sunday – High 79, Low 60

Grade: C

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Apologies for the reeeally late post, but real life gets in the way sometimes! I could never forget America’s #2 Gambling mecca, Atlantic City! Will Mother Nature cause some weekend plans to crap out, or will they come up all 7’s? Time to pull the handle and see what happens!

At 1:54am, The temperature at Atlantic City, NJ was 75 degrees under mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers covering the area. A slow-moving cold front continues to slink its way off the Eastern Seaboard, with showers and thunderstorms lifting northeast along it this morning. chances for this activity is expected to linger throughout most of the day as the front makes its way out over the Atlantic. Precip should die out by late evening, as weak high pressure shifts over the area Sunday morning. It won’t do much to clear out the region with a good amt of clouds expected to linger over the area, but conditions are expected to be dry for the city to finish out the weekend. All the more reason to stay inside and give your favorite slot an extra pull or two!

Saturday: Scattered rain showers, a few thunderstorms during the day. High 78, Low 67.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, but dry. High 83, Low 61.

TWC: Saturday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 74, Low 68.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 77, Low 64.

AW: Rain, then a shower. Saturday: High 82, Low 67.
Sunday: Intervals of Clouds and sun. High 83, Low 61.

NWS: Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 79, Low 69.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 80, Low 65.

WB: Saturday: Scattered thunderstorms expected. High 82, Low 69.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 82, Low 65.

Here we see the showers covering a good chunk of the region off to the east. These will be sliding in during the morning, so hope you remembered your umbrella!

Burlington, Vermont to Atlantic City, New Jersey

Another day, another road trip. We are heading south from Burlington to southern New Jersey. We will take a full day, navigating through New York City, covering 416 miles at a mere 53.6mph. Slow going, but this is the price you pay when driving through a more urban environment.


There is an area of low pressure off of the New England Coast, and it will eventually try to inch northeast towards the Maritime provinces, all the while pulling south some cold air south. There won’t be much moisture leftover as we head south from Burlington, but there will be some late developing sprinkles south of Albany. In the higher elevations, it will almost certainly be falling as snow. Drizzle for an entire 8 hours? Yep, sounds like April. Good thing there is a lot to do indoors in Atlantic City.

Hitting the Jackpot

Conditions looked showery for the Vegas of the East, with some relatively warm temperatures as well for Atlantic City. Low temperatures Wednesday morning were far cooler than what most people had forecasted, which helped push VW into the top spot. A couple of light showers were reported each day, with minimal precipitation.

Wednesday: 0.01″ of rain in a light late-evening shower. High 77, Low 57.
Thursday: Trace of precip in early morning shower. High 81, Low 69.
Forecast Grade: B