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Great Falls frozen
Frigid cold during early January caused the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson (Passaic County) to freeze, as seen on the 11th. Photo by Jim Battista.

The first month of 2018 was replete with cold, warmth, snow, rain, and stretches of dry weather. First came an impressive episode of subfreezing conditions that began in late December and extended into the second week of January. This interval included a storm that brought over 10” of snow and blizzard conditions to coastal counties. Next was a heavy rain event accompanied by much warmer air, then later in the month, several scattered rain and snow episodes interspersed with dry conditions and some 60° warmth. Something for most everyone, I suppose you could say!

The statewide January mean temperature was 29.2°. This is 1.5° below the 1981–2010 mean and ranks as the 55th coldest January of the 124 since 1895. It was the coldest January since 2015. Precipitation (rain and melted snow) across NJ averaged 2.69”, which is 0.71” below average for the month. This was the 39th driest on record and the lowest total since 2010. January snowfall across the state averaged 8.3”, which was 1.1” above average. Northern counties averaged 7.9” (-1.4”), central ones 6.9” (-1.0”), and the south on top with 9.2” (+3.4”). Through January, this snow season has brought an average of 17.0” (+4.1”) to New Jersey, with the north at 16.6” (-0.8”), central 14.7” (+0.3”), and south 17.0” (+4.1”).

Latest Extremes

City, State Temp
Bivalve, NJ 56
Fortescue, NJ 55
Dennis Twp., NJ 55
Piney Hollow, NJ 55
Mullica Twp., NJ 54
City, State Temp
High Point Monument, NJ 34
High Point, NJ 36
Wantage, NJ 38
Walpack, NJ 40
Parsippany, NJ 40
most current information as of Feb 22 7:44 AM

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New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University Meteorology Program

45°F

Wind

6 mph from the NNE

Wind Gust

12 mph from the N

Rain
44 °F
Rain Likely
34 °F
Rain
43 °F
Chance Rain
40 °F
Chance Rain
51 °F
Showers
43 °F
Showers
57 °F
Mostly Cloudy
42 °F
Mostly Sunny
54 °F
Partly Cloudy
36 °F
Sunny
52 °F
Mostly Clear
35 °F
Sunny
53 °F

Today

Rain. High near 44. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain, mainly before 4pm, then rain with patchy drizzle after 4pm. High near 43. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Patchy drizzle with a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers. Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 57. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 52.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 53.

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