NJ Rainfall Breaks State Records

storm-south-lakeNew Jersey’s stretch of soggy weather has shattered some long-standing rainfall records. State climatologist David Robinson says New Jersey has seen its wettest March on record with 9.26 inches of rain, an average calculated from readings taken from several dozen weather stations. The previous record was 7.80 inches in 1912. Jefferson Township in Morris County has seen the most rainfall, with 12.48 inches. New Jersey’s 12-month rainfall totals also have shattered previous records. Robinson says 66.30 inches of rain fell from April 2009 through March 2010, the highest for any 12-month period since 1895.

The previous record of 61.38 inches was measured from May 1938 through April 1939.

New Jersey usually averages about 47 inches of rain a year. AP

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