Where’s winter? Thunderbolt 12 tracks weather conditions across New Jersey

“This a really delayed start to the snow accumulating season, almost record late,” New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. Dave Robinson said.

News 12 Staff

Jan 23, 2023, 10:16 AM

Updated 537 days ago

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Daydreaming about snow? La Nina may be the reason to the late start in winter weather.
It's almost the end of January without any real snow yet.
News 12 New Jersey's Lauren Due tracked road conditions Monday in the Garden State and found some New Jersey residents want a full-blown snowstorm - more than just the fun flakes seen in Stewartsville today and more than the rogue snow in Randolph falling on a grill.
“This a really delayed start to the snow accumulating season, almost record late,” New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. Dave Robinson said.
“We have gone as late as Jan. 31 in 1921, without seeing measurable snow. That's a tenth of an inch or more. We're in second place right now,” Robinson said.
“I've taken a look at when we have these late starts to the snow season, and it's incredibly unlikely that we will have above-normal snowfall when we look at the season as a whole, but it's not unlikely that we could have average snowfall from here on out,” Robinson said.
On Dec. 11, 15 and 16, North Jersey saw at least 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Dr. Robinson said a reason for the lack of snow or the late start of the season could be due to the La Nina weather pattern. But that is expected to change, and accumulating snow could be in our future.



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