The Garden State's experts count down the most memorable meteorological milestones of the year.

New Jersey State Climatologist and Rutgers University Professor, Dr. Dave Robinson, has published a list of New Jersey's most memorable weather and climate events of 2015. This was clearly a year full of "extremes" for New Jersey: record heat, record cold, severe thunderstorms, drought, and floods make up the majority of the list.

So here you go, according to the experts, these are the biggest weather stories of the year, brought to you by NJ101.5 . . .

1.) Spring in December

2.) Extreme monthly temperatures, both hot and cold

3.) Brutally cold winter

4.) Severe Thunderstorms in South Jersey, June 23

5.) The end of another snowy winter

6.) Coastal flooding, early October

7.) Dry weather and Drought Watch

8.) Summertime warmth and rain-free weekends

9.) Heavy Thunderstorms and Flooding in Union County, August 19

10.) Near-misses: The Blizzard that wasn't, Hurricane Joaquin

A lot more detail on each weather event is provided on the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist's web site.

What big weather stories will heat up New Jersey's headlines in 2016? Only time will tell...

Dan Zarrow is the Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecast and realtime weather updates.