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A man waits for rescuers while surrounded by flash flood waters in Westville (Gloucester County) on June 20th. Photo by Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The moist and mild pattern of late spring and early summer has left the Garden State quite green. There is nothing new to this pattern, as the first six months of 2019 totaled 27.22” of rain and melted snowfall, some 4.92” above the 1981–2010 mean, and a 49.0° average temperature, which is 1.3° above average. Each of these ranks 13th highest of the past 125 years.

Even more impressive, the past 12 months have seen 10 wetter than average and 10 warmer than average. The two drier-than-average months (March and April) were closer to their 30-year mean than any of the wetter ones. The precipitation total for the past 12 months is 65.28”. This is the second wettest 12-month period on record out of all 1483 12-month periods dating back to 1895. The wettest was 66.62” for the period ending this past January. The majority of the top 20 such periods have occurred this decade. They have included the two wettest calendar years on record (2018 and 2011) and appear to have lasted longer than earlier wet intervals. Meanwhile, the warmth of the past 12 months (54.5°) would rank as the 9th warmest calendar year but not within the top 20 for any 12-month period.

Latest Extremes

City, State Temp
Fortescue, NJ 81
Lower Alloways Creek, NJ 79
Bivalve, NJ 78
Logan Twp., NJ 77
Upper Deerfield, NJ 77
City, State Temp
High Point Monument, NJ 67
High Point, NJ 68
Parsippany, NJ 69
Basking Ridge, NJ 70
Sandyston, NJ 70
most current information as of Jul 19 12:36 AM

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New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

72°F

Wind

1 mph from the NNW

Wind Gust

4 mph from the NNE

Isolated Showers and Patchy Fog
72 °F
Patchy Fog then Mostly Sunny
96 °F
Slight Chance T-storms
77 °F
Hot
98 °F
Partly Cloudy
78 °F
Chance T-storms
98 °F
Chance T-storms
75 °F
Chance T-storms
89 °F
Chance T-storms
69 °F
Partly Sunny
84 °F
Partly Cloudy
66 °F
Mostly Sunny
85 °F
Partly Cloudy
65 °F
Mostly Sunny
87 °F

Overnight

Isolated showers before 3am. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 105. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 110. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind around 7 mph.

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

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