Loveladies, New Jersey

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Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in the United States
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°43′25″N 74°08′01″W / 39.72361°N 74.13361°W / 39.72361; -74.13361Coordinates: 39°43′25″N 74°08′01″W / 39.72361°N 74.13361°W / 39.72361; -74.13361
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyOcean
TownshipLong Beach
Named forThomas Lovelady
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
ZIP code
08008
Area code(s)609 Exchanges: 361,494
GNIS feature ID0877949[1]

Loveladies is a neighborhood and unincorporated community located in the northernmost portion of Long Beach Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The area is on Long Beach Island, between Barnegat Light and Harvey Cedars.

History[edit]

In 1871, a location of the United States Life-Saving Service was established in the area. There was a small, 10-acre (40,000 m2) island in the bay[3] adjacent to the station which was owned by a man named Thomas Lovelady. The area was called Lovelady's, which eventually evolved to Loveladies.[4] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[5]

Beaches[edit]

All of Loveladies' beaches are open to the public. There are four access points off of Long Beach Boulevard for visitor access, all of which have free public parking available:[6]

  • Dolphin Lane (North Pumping Station)
  • Coast Avenue
  • Loveladies Lane (South Pumping Station)
  • Seashell Lane

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences[edit]

Loveladies is home to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, established in 1948 by artist Boris Blai. The organization provides arts, science and recreation programs to area residents and visitors. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences offers an After School Arts Education Program to area schools, an Artists Residency and Retreat Program for New Jersey Artists, Visiting Artists in Ceramics during the summer season, and ceramics scholarships and residency opportunities.[7]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Loveladies, New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with hot, moderately humid summers, cool winters and year-around precipitation. Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (> 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months in Loveladies, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 95 °F (≥ 35 °C). During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at Loveladies Beach is 7a with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 3.3 °F (-15.9 °C).[8] The average seasonal (Nov-Apr) snowfall total is between 12 and 18 inches (31 and 46 cm), and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.

Climate data for Loveladies Beach, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 40.2
(4.6)
42.5
(5.8)
49.0
(9.4)
57.9
(14.4)
68.1
(20.1)
77.2
(25.1)
82.7
(28.2)
81.5
(27.5)
75.7
(24.3)
65.1
(18.4)
55.1
(12.8)
45.2
(7.3)
61.8
(16.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 33.0
(0.6)
35.2
(1.8)
41.4
(5.2)
50.3
(10.2)
60.1
(15.6)
69.6
(20.9)
75.2
(24.0)
74.3
(23.5)
67.9
(19.9)
56.8
(13.8)
47.4
(8.6)
37.8
(3.2)
54.2
(12.3)
Average low °F (°C) 25.8
(−3.4)
27.8
(−2.3)
33.8
(1.0)
42.6
(5.9)
52.2
(11.2)
61.9
(16.6)
67.8
(19.9)
67.0
(19.4)
60.1
(15.6)
48.4
(9.1)
39.6
(4.2)
30.4
(−0.9)
46.5
(8.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.45
(88)
2.99
(76)
4.17
(106)
3.74
(95)
3.31
(84)
3.25
(83)
4.13
(105)
4.32
(110)
3.29
(84)
3.60
(91)
3.39
(86)
3.73
(95)
43.37
(1,102)
Average relative humidity (%) 66.6 64.4 63.1 64.3 67.2 71.6 70.6 72.3 71.4 69.7 68.9 67.5 68.2
Average dew point °F (°C) 23.1
(−4.9)
24.4
(−4.2)
29.8
(−1.2)
38.7
(3.7)
49.2
(9.6)
60.0
(15.6)
65.0
(18.3)
64.8
(18.2)
58.3
(14.6)
47.0
(8.3)
37.7
(3.2)
28.0
(−2.2)
43.9
(6.6)
Source: PRISM[9]


Climate data for Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Water Temperature (30 SW Loveladies)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °F (°C) 37
(3)
35
(2)
42
(6)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
70
(21)
73
(23)
70
(21)
61
(16)
53
(12)
44
(7)
54
(12)
Source: NOAA[10]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Loveladies, New Jersey would have a dominant vegetation type of Northern Cordgrass (73) with a dominant vegetation form of Coastal Prairie (20).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loveladies". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ 39°43′34.1″N 074°08′28.4″W / 39.726139°N 74.141222°W / 39.726139; -74.141222 (Lovelady's Island)
  4. ^ About the Loveladies Community Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, accessed December 26, 2006
  5. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. xi.
  6. ^ Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Loveladies Property Owners Association. Accessed December 26, 2006.
  7. ^ Mission and History Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Accessed September 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Water Temperature Table of All Coastal Regions". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  11. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved August 5, 2019.

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Preceded by
Barnegat Light
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Harvey Cedars