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Old 08-16-2009, 03:53 PM
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If you don't know what I mean, for example: If the weather is ugly in North Jersey (rain, thunderstorm, etc.) , is there a chance that it's going to be nice in South Jersey, and vice versa?
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Location: South Jersey
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south jersey is generally warmer and has less rain. Not a lot but being more south brings slightly warmer temps.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:39 PM
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There is also quite a difference in snow amounts.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:50 PM
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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I live a couple of blocks from the ocean. In the fall and winter the temp. is milder than western and northern NJ BUT in the spring it could be 75 or 80 in western and northern NJ and 20-25 degrees cooler along the coast. Most times the snowfall amount is lower UNLESS you have a noreaster snow storm than we get buried.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:57 PM
Location: At the local Wawa
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There is a pretty significant difference. Consider that Cape May is as far south as Baltimore, plus its surrounded by water and you can get the equivalent weather as Virginia. It rarely snows in Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties.

On the other hand, Sussex County is far from the ocean, plus its mountainous. They can get 60+" of snow in a typical year, and the winters are much colder.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Location: Long Branch
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Agree with what everyone has said. Spring is cooler but Autumn warmer. Also Summer can be cooler along the Shore. However, Nor'easters are worse for those along the coast.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:31 AM
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Weather conditions are typically the same because of the state's small size. If it's sunny or cloudy in North Jersey, it's 90% likely to be sunny or cloudy in South Jersey. But sometimes during winter, while it snows in NW NJ (Sussex County), it could rain in Central/South Jersey.

However, North Jersey recieves more snowfall than South Jersey, and has slightly cooler temperatures during winter time.

Jersey shore/coastal is few degrees cooler than inland during summer, and few degrees warmer than inland during winter and less snowfall.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:39 AM
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...generally about 5 degrees warmer in winter in south Jersey, particularly in the southeast quadrant...
...for example, my brother, who lives in the mountains in nw jersey had snowy/icy road driving about 30 times last winter - like accumulations of several inches and the melt and freezing that made driving difficult for a day or two after the initial snow/freezing rain.

in South Jersey, about 12 miles west of Atlantic City (in the country... like north NJ but largely flat and 1/2 the trees are green all year long... mostly pine)...

... well I think we had 3-4 light snow days last winter... the worst was about 5 inches, and that melted with driving by noon and was dry driving from then on.

road salting is good on county (secondary roads) throughout state... although these will even refreeze in hilly and low-mountain areas in north jersey...

easy driving in south jersey "year-round."

can be bad driving in winter in North Jersey due to weather... the snow/rain line IS THE MIDDLE OF THE STATE (I-495)...so N Jersey gets snow many days (like 30 in winter) when we in the south, especially the southeast only get a dusting or just rain.

bottom line: N Jersey... it ain't like vermont... but winter has a significant impact ...mostly slip sliding and accident traffic delays, especially with the "higher traffic" in N Jersey.

S Jersey ... virtually WEATHER and Driving are barely noticeable...especially in SouthEast (Atlantic City) areas.

Across from Philly in the SouthWest quadrant... winter weather is not much of a problem... BUT HEAVY TRAFFIC similar to that of the NORTHEAST quadrant is "ROUTINE."

...but that's where the commutable jobs are ...the NorthEast and SouthWest for the most part...

Great Life if you can work/live in the NorthWest or SouthEast ... lots of country, trees, farms, etc.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Location: Paramus, NJ
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It can also rain in the South and stay completely dry in the North. (And vice-versa.) Not all the time is the weather entirely the same for the whole state. ^_0
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:11 PM
Location: Ocean County
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Growing up in Ocean County, we had more "coastal flood days" than snow days at my school. It rarely snows around here, and we often go through entire winters without measurable snow. Sometimes, however, we get wild coastal storms while the rest of the state has an average rainy day.

I think it's more of an "inland vs. coastal" difference than north vs. south. Although I'm sure the weather in Paramus is often different than Cherry Hill.
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