Say It Ain’t Snow! Are Monmouth & Ocean Counties Out Of The Woods Yet?
We have seen a little bit of it all over the past year, so would a little spring snow surprise you? Of course it wouldn't nothing does anymore.
So, let's start by saying there is no snow in the forecast. At least not yet. Our Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow says we don't really have to think about it for this week, but if you're wondering just how long snow could be possible, we did a little research and have some answers for you.
If you are wondering when New Jersey has gotten it's latest snow, we have good news and bad news for you. The god news is our latest measurable snowfall did not happen in April, according to nj.com. Whew, right? Wrong.
It turns out New Jersey has actually had measurable snow i, wait for it, May. What? Yes, it's true.And knowing the way things are going this year...
May snowfall has actually happened twice. It occurred once on May,9 1977 (in north Jersey of course), but on May 10,1954 history was made. About a half inch of snow fell in parts of the state making it the latest measurable snowfall in the history of the state.
We checked with the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist for more local numbers. Here are the latest local spring snowfall for local towns with weather station data, basically covering inland Monmouth, coastal Monmouth and coastal Ocean..
Long Branch...April 14,1950 (0.6 inches)
Freehold... April 13, 1940 (2 inches)
Toms River...April 19. 1907 (1 inch)
The moral of the story? If you live in Monmouth County, today marks the day we are passed the latest snowfall ever, and in Ocean County, we'll be past it this coming Monday, but we all know how this year has gone. Let's keep our fingers crossed.