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Thursday, January 16 Observations:
A highly amplified trough set up over the East Coast but with the core of the cold quickly collapsing to the west before having reached the area, leading to temperatures slightly cooling down but still remaining relatively mild, even warmer than the Gulf of Mexico coast at night. High temperatures generally peaked in the upper 30s to low 40s.
The highest temperature was 43 degrees in Newark, NJ, and the coolest high temperature was 36 degrees in Andover, NJ.
Wednesday, January 15 Observations:
With the frontal boundary having shifted east of the area, a slightly cooler air mass returned, beginning a gradual albeit slow cool down as a weak coastal low developed well to the east of the area, leading to scattered showers especially overnight. Temperatures slightly cooled down but remained above average, peaking in the low to mid 40s for most of the area, but with the coolest temperatures east of NYC rather than to the west.
The highest temperature was 48 degrees in multiple locations, and the coolest high temperature was 41 degrees in Farmingdale, NY.
Tuesday, January 14 Observations:
As a frontal boundary moved through the area, a wave of low pressure developed nearby and tracked to the northeast, with areas of moderate rain developing and affecting the area through the early evening hours with up to 1/4 inch of rain. Temperatures remained above average, generally in the mid 40s to low 50s range across the area.
The highest temperature was 52 degrees in Central Park, and the coolest high temperature was 43 degrees in Montgomery, NY.