It was only about 6 weeks ago that New Jersey was thrust into the freezer, with new low temperature records being set across the state. 

It was January 8th, to be exact, that I wrote about both Atlantic City (-3 degrees) and Trenton (-2 degrees) setting new all-time lows. 

In fact it was so cold that Atlantic City broke the record of 4 degrees that had stood for well over 100 years.

Flash forward just a couple of weeks and here we sit near the end of February looking at the exact opposite.

Yesterday, February 20th, The National Weather Service reports that Atlantic City hit 73 degrees, breaking the previous record of 71 that was set in 1930.

As for the NWS station in Trenton, the state capital sneaked just past the previous mark (also set in 1930) of 70, and peaked the thermometers at 71 degrees. 

By the time today is over, we could be doing even better than that, with some parts of New Jersey flirting with 80. 

In fact, as I write this, Toms River is almost there:

The temperature in Toms River, NJ at 2:40pm on February 21, 2018

The normal temperature this time of year should be in the mid-40s, and it looks like we'll be back around there by this time tomorrow. But here we are on only the 52nd day of 2018, and it's already proving to be a record breaking year!


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