New New Jersey Drought Watch Lifted

According to United Water spokesman Steven Goudsmith, the North New Jersey drought watch is now lifted with rivers and reservoirs at higher than normal levels, a good sign for the upcoming in demand Spring and Summer seasons. The six month drought watch was exacerbated by abnormally dry May, July, and August months last year prompting town and utility officials to impose water consumption restrictions on residents. To blame for unpredictable precipitation levels is the El Nino weather pattern, causing a drier than average 2015 hurricane season but has brought up warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing with it about 27 percent more precipitation than usual over that last 60 days. Bergen, Passaic, and Morris Counties have all received over 2 inches in snow and rain surplus above average. Officials predict the El Nino pattern to dissipate with New Jersey Climatologist and Rutgers University professor David Robinson expecting normal levels for the remainder of the year.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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