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State Climatologist: 2013-2014 Winter is Ninth Snowiest on Record

2-18-14

New Jersey is having one of the snowiest winters on record and State Climatologist David Robinson told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that this is the ninth snowiest winter in the past 120 years.

“We made the top 10 after the early morning snow today. We sit in ninth place and that is impressive because we have 120 years of records statewide and this is the ninth snowiest winter, even if another flake doesn’t fall. We are 15 inches away from the previous record in 1995-1996. We sit at 48 inches so far this winter,” Robinson said.

Robinson said that so far this winter, the southern part of the state has not been hit with as much snow as the central and northern portions.

In 1996, March was snowy and there was snow in early April, so we would need above average snowfall in order to hit that record, Robinson said. He said by the end of this winter, the 2013-2014 winter snowfall in New Jersey will probably be in the top five in the record books.

Robinson said that despite some extreme cold temperatures this winter, we are nowhere near the coldest winter on record.