We checked the weather history books and found the three rainiest months in the history of New Jersey, and the totals are impressive.

Rain in New Jersy Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash
Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash

You might expect that the rainiest months in the Garden State would be during the spring, but it turns out two of the rainiest months on record, including the one that occupies the top spot, are in the summer.

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The records found at the Office of the New Jersey Climatologist website show there have been three months since 1895 in New Jersey where there has been over 11 inches of rain.

And here's the bad news for the summer lovers out there. Two of those rain-soaked months were in the middle of a New Jersey summer.

Worst New Jersey rain months Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash
Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash

We had to go back to 1897 to find the 3rd rainiest New Jersey month on record. It was July of that year when 11.37 inches of rain fell.

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We had 11.99 inches of rainfall in the Garden State in October of 2005, making it the 2nd rainiest New Jersey month on record.

The month that holds the top spot for the most rain in a month in New Jersey happened not too long ago.

raining in New Jersey
Photo by Inge Maria on Unsplash

In August 2011 New Jersey was hit with an unbelievable 15.67 inches of rain, easily making it the wettest month in New Jersey history. Let's hope that doesn't happen again this year.

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