Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A Mild and Wild Winter's Day

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A Mild and Wild Winter's Day

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Winter's unseasonably warm weather continued Sunday, with parts of North Jersey beating 16-year-old records for the highest temperature for Jan. 10.

Hawthorne saw a high of 60, eclipsing the 55-degree record set in 2000. Bergenfield's reading of 62 erased the 58-degree record high from 2000, said Bob Ziff of North Jersey Weather Observers.

In Newark, the mercury soared to 65, shattering the 2000 record- high of 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms also broke precipitation records. Hawthorne saw 1.95 inches of rain, which was 0.45 inches more than what fell on Jan. 10 in 1953, the previous record. In Bergenfield, 1.5 inches of rain fell, breaking the old record of 0.84 inches in 2000, Ziff said.

Earlier in the day, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management on its social media accounts warned of possible flooding and road closures. …

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