Report: In Terms of Weather, Lakewood is New Jersey’s Most ‘Pleasant’ Place to Live

boating lake tlsLooking for the ideal weather in New Jersey? According to this custom-made weather map, Lakewood gets the most “pleasant” days a year.

Kelly Norton, a former software engineer at Google, created a map of the United States that breaks down the most (and least) “pleasant places to live.” The data he used came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

To be considered a “pleasant” day, the mean temperature was between 55-and-75 degrees, the minimum temperature was in the mid-40s, the maximum temperature was below 85 and there was no significant precipitation or snow depth.

Norton found that, in New Jersey, Lakewood has the most pleasant days a year with 73, followed by Vineland with 64. Newark gets 60 pleasant days a year, compared to Atlantic City’s 57. Trenton also receives 57 pleasant days a year, while Paterson gets 53. Read more in Star Ledger.

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  1. This is why Lakewood became a winter resort. In the day of the Goulds, Packs, Lynches and other rich people came for the good weather and the healthy climate. It appears that the business and industry people figured this out before a computer was even invented.

  2. What good is nice weather if driving conditions are so bad?? Lets say its a nice day & you want to go to the lake you can’t get there cuz of all the traffic!!

  3. You people are so pessimistic! Lakewood weather is indeed beatiful, it may be humid at times but it’s close enough to the shore to receive fresh breezes. The winters are generally mild, with days in January sometimes hitting 60 degrees. I think we need reminders to appriciate the mild winters we’ve had, all these years, by now having a cold and snowy one. On a side note, Lakewood drivers are great! They don’t beep, yell or chas v’shalom use fowl language. People sit in traffic on the nine with patience every day. Let’s start seeing the bright side of this beautiful town!

  4. Statistically its true. Factually, however, we know that many days are not so pleasant. thats why u can really never totally believe or make decisions, based on stats. Even if hes right, its only 70+ days of pleasant. That still leaves 275+ days either too hot or too cold. Plus we dont have functional snowplows. So there. Hah. Ok ?

  5. The weather in Monsey in the summer is much more pleasant. The humidity here is pretty bad. As for pleasant, I don’t judge a place by the weather. What about the terrible traffic and the crime? I chose to live here 40 years ago when it was really nice and I didn’t have to lock my doors. Now – forget it!

  6. 15 – I agree with you and thank you for the post. Most others are true as well, but why can’t we focus a little bit more on the positive. Positivity doesn’t negate realisim and is actually a Torah value. Constant negativity, even when the complaining rings of truth, is a lack of midos, of simchas hachayim and of gratitude. Fix what’s wrong if you can, but smile at what’s right. Your life will be significantly enhanced.

  7. Thanks for the positive response number 19. I wish more people would see the positive too, we would see more smiles. Complaining about the weather, climate ect. is complaining about the one who controls it. Although some may think “man” can make changes… Here it is, a new storm!

  8. How can Lakewood be “close enough to the shore to receive fresh breezes”? We’re about 11 miles from the ocean. I never realized sea breezes traveled so far.
    Lakewood is a great place to live, but I personally know several people who never suffered from seasonal allergies until they moved here. Also, if Lakewood is such a pleasant place to live, why do so many people flock to the Catskills every summer?

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