Rain, rain go away: NJ sees record rainfall in 2018

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It’s official – 2018 was the wettest year in the Garden State on record.

Climatologists say that New Jersey saw over 64 inches of rain on average statewide this year, which is almost 20 inches above normal.

“2018 is going to go into the record books as the wettest year on record in New Jersey, and we have records back to 1895,” says State Climatologist Dr. David Robinson.

Robinson says that nine out of the 12 months this year saw an above-average rainfall, with September through November setting the record for the wettest fall on record in the state.

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Some of the abnormal weather this year included a large snowstorm in January, followed by record warmth in February. There were also several major snow events in March.

Record warm temperatures were also recorded in May, August and September.

There were flooding rains on Aug. 13, with parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties seeing over 8 inches of rain in just a few hours.

November also saw another major snowstorm, with parts of the state seeing over 12 inches of snow.

Parts of New Jersey saw over 2 inches of rain Friday, with another rain event expected for Monday, the last day of 2018.

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