Here is footage of weather conditions at South Amboy’s Waterfront Park on the third Monday of 2015. A backdoor cold front, typical for this time of year in the Northeastern United States, came down, and brought an easterly flow that resulted in foggy and windy conditions along the coast in New Jersey.
Here is a car cam video of a drive up Interstate 287 North at Sunset on the evening of the third Sunday of May 2015. Despite clouds developing around the Central Jersey region during the afternoon and early evening, the sun still managed to peak through for quite a sunset.
Here is a time lapse video of weather conditions at South Amboy’s Waterfront Park on the evening of the third Sunday of May 2015. On this evening, clouds developed at sunset including a cumulus cloud from a shower that sprouted up to the north over Linden in Union County, New Jersey. Shower and thunderstorm activity was not as widespread as it was the night before though.
Here is video footage of the threatening skies over South Amboy’s Waterfront Park that preceded thunderstorms with heavy downpours. It was the second significant rainfall over the last month. This particular storm cell had a history of producing dangerous weather, and forced the NWS office in Mount Holly to issue a Tornado Warning for Morris and Somerset counties. At GWC in South Plainfield, there was 0.82 inches of rainfall.
Here is car cam footage of a drive into a downpour on the way home from South Amboy’s Waterfront Park on Saturday night. This particular storm had a history of producing Tornado Warnings in Morris and Somerset County, but by the time it had reached Middlesex County, it was producing heavy rain. At GWC in South Plainfield, the storm brought 0.82 inches of rain.
Here is a time lapse video of weather conditions at South Amboy’s Waterfront Park on the evening of the third Saturday of May 2015. On this evening, skies darkened ahead of an approaching thunderstorm that had a history of producing severe weather in Morris and Somerset County. For a brief time, the storm caused the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey to issue a Tornado Warning. It ended up producing torrential rain around Middlesex County including South Plainfield, where 0.82 inches fell at GWC.
Here is car cam footage of a drive taken during my lunch break from work on Monday afternoon, May 11th. On this day, temperatures climb into the low 80s again with high dew points to get a tropical feel to the weather, and ultimately an afternoon thunderstorm that produced a heavy downpour in Edison, Fords, and Metuchen, New Jersey.
Here is a time lapse video of weather conditions at South Amboy on the evening of May 10th, Mother’s Day 2015. This video captures the sun setting over Waterfront Park in South Amboy. On this day, the weather was sunny, but quite a bit on the muggy side. Although the temperature got only into the low 80s, it felt downright tropical outside with the dew point peaking at 71 degrees at GWC in South Plainfield. The increased humidity, which was caused by a southerly flow that pumped in moisture from Tropical Storm Ana making landfall in the Carolinas, helped raise the heat index into the mid 80s around Central Jersey.
Here is car cam footage of a foggy morning drive on Mother’s Day 2015. After getting off to a foggy start in Northern Middlesex County, the weather turned tropical with temperatures peaking in the low 80s while the dew points soared into the low 70s. The muggy conditions came about thanks to a southerly flow that pulled up a ton of moisture from the Mid-Atlantic where Tropical Storm Ana was coming ashore in South Carolina.
Here is video of the rebuilt waterfront in South Amboy, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. Rebuilding efforts really went into overdrive during the fall and winter months, and South Amboy’s beachfront looks as good as new with some improvements to the sea wall and berms added to protect homes there.