Clouds in the Inlet

Cloudy day across the area of Atlantic City in the Inlet. May 14, 2019 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

In a day that felt more like two months from Memorial Day, rather than two weeks, South Jersey set a temperature for the record books Monday. 

Atlantic City International Airport's high temperature of 54 degrees tied the record for the coldest high temperature. Data goes back to 1943. The last time we shivered was not long ago. You'd have to go back just two years, to 2017, to have a 54 degree high temperature on May 13. That day was accompanied by over 2 inches of rain in a state-wide deluge. 

The average high temperature this time of the year is 70 degrees, 16 degrees below average. This is the second day in a row with a negative 16 degree anomaly. Regardless of Monday or Sunday, that is the most below average day since March 6.

In the same vain as March, the 54 degree reading is more typical of the high for March 22, when heaters and sweaters are in vogue. 

Millville Executive Airport and Cape May also set cold high temperature records. Millville only climbed to 54 degrees as well, breaking the old record of 56. Cape May reached 55 degrees, breaking the old record of 56 in 1907. 

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