Posted March 11, 2020 05:16:23If it’s any consolation to those who’ve been through a winter like the one we are about to experience, it’s not all bad news.
In fact, New Jersey’s milder winters are proving to be an exception, with temperatures forecast to remain above normal throughout the spring and summer.
While New Jersey can’t count on the winter storm to be the last, the state is already seeing a significant reduction in snowfall this year, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
This has been the case for several years, according to DNR spokesman Dan Womack.
As winter draws to a close, the state has been getting about the same amount of snowfall in the past three weeks as it did in all of May.
In that same time frame, the snowfall has dropped by about 5 inches compared to the same period in May.
This has been a pattern that has been consistent for New Jersey this winter.
In the early part of May, New York City’s average snowfall was about 40 inches.
The average snowpack in the region was about 9 inches.
This is expected to remain the case throughout the summer, but there is a growing concern that the snowpack could begin to decline as the months get longer and colder.
According to DNS, the average minimum temperature on Friday was 4 degrees, with a high of 4.4 degrees.
This is the highest minimum temperature recorded in the last two years.
The record low temperature of 0 degrees on March 8 was the lowest since the city of Seattle’s record low on June 17, 2015.
While the average temperature this winter is higher than in years past, it is still below normal, which is one reason why the DNR expects to see a gradual decline in snowpack throughout the year.
New Jersey is currently one of the few states in the country to see the lowest average snow cover for the month of March.
In 2017, snowpack was estimated to have dropped by 2.5 inches across the state, which was a significant decline from the previous winter.
In 2017, the average snow total in the state was 3.9 inches, but that number is expected to fall by about 2.4 inches during the spring, according the DNPR.
“The next three months are going to be pretty critical for us as a state,” Womack said.
Warm temperatures and low snowfall will result in less runoff from streams, rivers and lakes in the spring.
And although it’s a cold day in the city, New Yorkers should take solace in the fact that the temperature is expected to fall below zero by the time the weekend rolls around.