NEWARK - (AP) - New Jersey could break a record for the most precipitation this year.

Newark Liberty International Airport has recorded 59.4 inches ofwater so far this year. That's 6.1 inches short of the record 65.5inches set in 1983.

Hurricane Irene and several other storms in August and Septemberare largely responsible for boosting the numbers.

There was 19 inches of rain in August and 8 inches in September.

State climatologist David Robinson tells The Record newspaperthe state needs average rainfall in November and December tothreaten the record. Robinson says there's a 50-50 chance of thathappening.

Newark airport records date back to 1931.