The recent rainfall may have posed an inconvenience for your commutes and nighttime plans, but it’s exactly what the state needed. The drenching from Tropical Storm Andrea late last week, followed by the heavy rains Monday, brought New Jersey’s precipitation amounts to about average for the calendar year. "We had been running on the drier side," said Dave Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. New Jersey could hit record numbers for the month of June, however, if significant rainfall events keep coming through. With nearly three weeks to go before July, the state is already above average for precipitation.
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