Stormy and steamy: June 2019 South Jersey Climate Roundup
That was the average temperature during the month of June in South Jersey, the 19th warmest since records were kept in 1895. It was 1 degree above the 1981-2010 average.
The averaged out rainfall in South Jersey. This was the 29th wettest June since 1895 and was 1.02 inches above the average. As typical during the summer, localized thunderstorms drove the activity. In fact, Middle Township saw both the highest and lowest totals in Cape May County, at 2.89 inches and 5.05 inches, respectively.
Second out of over 1400
Robinson looked at over 1400 12-month intervals since 1895 to determine what the wettest interval was in the entire state. Turns out, it was from July 2018 to June 2018.
The only one wetter? February 2018 to January 2019.
15 and 128
The number of tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings, respectively, in the state of New Jersey this year. Both are the highest as of July 8. Robinson says that while the warnings issued by the National Weather Service are indicative of a stormier pattern, factors such as increased radar technology and more eyewitness accounts lead to the higher total as well.