This summer will be remembered as one of the hottest ever in New Jersey.
State climatologist Dave Robinson says this was the 5th warmest summer on record in Garden State.
“Our nighttime temperatures were more unusually warm than were our daytime temperatures, in part because it was so darn humid for much of the summer and the humidity helps to hold in the daytime heat during the night. It doesn’t allow that daytime heating to escape.”
Robinson says it was the 38th wettest summer in New Jersey. But it was the 10th wettest in the northern part of the state where localized downpours caused flash flooding.
“We had 8 days during the summer where one of our observers around the state, and we have several hundred observers, one or more had four inches or more rainfall, essentially a month’s rainfall, in just a number of hours.”
Robinson says at some point we’ll snap out of the mild and moist weather pattern and what happened this summer doesn’t signal that we’re in store for a snowier than usual winter.