Cape May New Jersey weather

by Gary Stapleton

New Jersey is a beautiful state to live in but also is home to cold weather, hurricanes, and flooding.

New Jersey map (Cape May at the very bottom)

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Weather

We are approaching spring in the Northern Hemisphere but the northern states are just getting out of the cold. A few weeks ago New jersey's temperature was between 25 and 40. With wind speeds of 3 mph all the way to 15 mph. On that week the winds were heading southwest. The dew amount was normal throughout the week and precipitation amount was 14%. The humidity throughout that week was 42 on Monday. Tuesday was 57, Wednesday was 76, Thursday was 50, Friday was 48, Saturday was 55, and Sunday was 60. So the humidity did change throughout the week. My contact person was my uncle and he said it was cold and wet throughout the week. My predictions were close to the actual data.

Seaside Cape May hotels

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Climate

The climate of the current season is cold, rainy and windy, with slight humidity. The latitude is 40.0000 N and 74.5000 W. New jersey is closer to the pole but at the same time if could be considered in the middle. The affect this is has on the state, is that the state has cold and wet winters and breezy cool summers. New Jersey's prevailing winds are called the Southeasterly winds. They blow southeast causing winds in that direction. Cape May is a small city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean affects its climate by getting hurricanes and strong winds. The city isn't prone to tornadoes, but it is prone to hurricanes because of the ocean. Cape May isn't located near mountains but tall cliffs. It is located near a body of water. Ocean temperatures are cold this time of year reaching 30 to 40 degrees. The affects could be intense storms, flooding destroying homes. The current near New Jersey is the Gulf Stream. If it was moved inland it may not experience intense hurricanes.

Cape May light house

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