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August & Summer 2015 Recaps

Dr. David A. Robinson
New Jersey State Climatologist
September 2, 2015

This month had quite a variety of weather conditions around the state. This resulted in some areas experiencing flash flooding and others encroaching drought conditions. Damage resulted from the flooding and one storm even produced a nocturnal "heat burst." Some minor brush fires and declining river, ground water, and reservoir levels accompanied subnormal rain totals. The dry conditions helped produce some wide daily swings from cool nighttime temperatures to consistently warm daytime maximums. Preliminary values show August 2015 to have a statewide average rainfall of 2.18". This is 2.03" below normal and ranks as the 13th driest since statewide records commenced in 1895. The 74.5° average temperature was 1.1° above the 1981–2010 mean and ranks 21st warmest.


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