Winter 2019-2020 Could Be One Of NJ’s Least Snowy Ever
We're getting close to the end of February 2020, and with spring beginning on March 19, 2020, exactly 3 weeks from when I'm writing this, winter 2019-2020 could be one of the least snowy in New Jersey going back well over a century.
Just about a month ago, we talked about the fact that there had only been a few small snow events through the end of January, and with a mostly snow free February, this season could end up in the record books for the lack of winter weather up to this point.
According to NJ.com, the state has only averaged 4.7 inches of snow for the 2019-2020 winter season so far.
Taking the data from November 1st through February 26th, that would put the 2019-2020 season at 3rd on the list of least snowy winters ever, at least as long as official records have been kept, going back 125 years.
The most recent winter season with less snow than we've gotten to this point was almost 50 years ago, with the winter of 1972-1973 only measuring 4 inches of snow.
Of course, we do still have three weeks of winter left, and it's worth noting that we got more snow in February and March of 2019 than we did in the three months prior, so we're not out of the woods just yet.