Press of Atlantic City: Dan Skeldon's Weather Forecast

Dan Skeldon's Weather Forecast

What the 2012 derecho storm taught South Jersey

Editor's note: This story was originally published March 26, 2016.

Posted: June 30, 2016
Dry today and throughout the holiday weekend, but a few t-storms on Friday

Four years ago today, we learned a “new” word. Packed with 80 to 100 mile-per-hour winds, a derecho struck much of Atlantic, Cumberland, and Salem counties on the night of June 29-30, 2012. I’ve chased storms in the Midwest, been through many severe storms, and witnessed six hurricanes in my 18-year tenure as a meteorologist, and I’ve never been as awestruck or as scared as I was during the great South Jersey derecho.

Posted: June 30, 2016
Officials stress planning at hurricane preparedness meeting

Officials addressed a modest crowd Wednesday night in Ventnor. Only a few people showed up to learn how to prepare for hurricane season.

Posted: June 29, 2016

FRIDAY► Partly sunny and more humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms later in the day and overnight.  Highs in the upper 70s along the shore, 80-85 on the mainland with a south wind around 10-15mph.

SATURDAY► Mostly sunny, warm, and dry with lower humidity.  A bit breezy with highs in the mid 80s on the mainland, low 80s along the shore thanks to an offshore west-northwest breeze around 15mph.

SUNDAY► A nice summer day with plenty of sunshine and comfortably warm highs in the upper 70s to around 80 along the shore, closer to 85 on the mainland.  A light southerly wind around 10mph.

FOURTH OF JULY► Sunshine for most of the day, with mostly sunny skies followed by some late day clouds.  Scattered thunderstorms are possible overnight.  Highs in the upper 70s along the shore, low to mid 80s on the mainland.  South to southeast winds around 10mph.

TUESDAY► Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.  Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

WEDNESDAY► Partly to mostly sunny and turning hotter with highs above 90 on the mainland, well into the 80s along the shore.

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