Record February Snowfall For Freehold, NJ
Yes the Jersey Shore is dealing with another February snow day, but this snow doesn't rise to record levels.
We all know that inland sections of our area are the places that generally get the most snow, so we put our focus on one of our favorite towns, Freehold to see which February day dumped the most snow there.
So we dug out the dusty record books from the basement (We actually just checked with the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist but the dusty book thing sounded better), and here's what we found out.
The greatest 1 day snowfall in their records for Freehold happened on the day before Valentine's Day in 1899, when Freehold had 20 inches of snow on the ground. A far cry from what is expected today.
In the more recent past, Freehold got hit with 16 inches of snow on February 23, 1987. The bottom line is there's not a whole lot to complain about regarding today's weather when you compare it to the history books in Freehold.
Heading a little closer to the coast, the record books show the biggest February snow day at the Long Branch/Oakhurst weather station was on February 20th, 1979 when there were 16 inches on the ground.
The trick with today's weather is the changeover at the coast. What time will it happen, and how long before it's just rain? Stay updated with us all day long today by opening our 94.3 The Point App. And stay off the roads if you can.
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