Hey mid-atlantic weather guys: Does anyone know the factors that have led to Coastal New Jersey averaging 4-6 degrees warmer in Air temperature compared the the OC MD coast. There has also been a ton less precipitation recorded up there with clearer coastal skies.

So, for two coastlines that are like 10 miles apart, does anyone know what factors lead to stronger wind and more clouds along the MD coast? Is it the presence of the DE bay to the North? Or is it that Jersey sticks out further east into the ocean? Anyone have any theories? Or is this just been a fluke summer..

They both are located in the same sub-climate as well. While Western Jersey and Western Maryland stay wetter and colder in the winter.