Winter’s First Snowfall Is the Most the Area Has Seen in Four Years


Eric Englund
January 06, 2022
By Eric Englund

It took a single working day for Southern Ocean County to match the full snowfall accumulations for the last two winters when Winter season Storm Frida (so named by the Climate Channel) strike the location Jan. 3
“Actually, it was likely attained in six several hours,” explained David Robinson, point out climatologist from Rutgers University. “Last 12 months, there was a little snow and the winter season prior to that rarely any.”
In fact, he claimed the winter season of 2019-2020 experienced average accumulations of .6 inches in Southern Ocean and Burlington counties, which broke the mark for snow shortage. The normal once-a-year accumulation is 17.6 inches.
“The Jan. 3 storm was 4 a long time to the date of the very last major snow party, when Stafford Township acquired 18 inches,” said Robinson.
Lee Robertson, meteorologist for the Nationwide Climate Support in Mount Holly, noted that the climate station at Atlantic Town International Airport recorded 12 inches for Monday’s storm.
“Two several years ago, the station recorded 5 inches for the whole wintertime and past year it was all-around 7 inches,” he said.
Robertson said other Jan. 3 totals were being 13 inches for Minimal Egg Harbor Township, 10 inches in Barnegat Township and 7 inches in Seaside Haven.
He stated the storm was the final result of reduced pressure that fashioned offshore.
“It merged with precipitation from the west and northwest, and it stayed chilly more than enough to snow,” stated Robertson. “There was a sharp, unexpected fall-off of accumulations as the Toms River area got only 2 inches, so it was substantially additional powerful the farther south you went.”  —E.E.

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