New Jersey has not seen a soaking rain since April 20 and 21 and while the northern part of the state is the driest right now, the entire state could use a steady downpour… "We’re in an extended spell without much rainfall. A drought, no. Abnormally dry, yes and particularly in the north," said David Robinson, New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University. "What that means down the road, it’s too early to tell. A drought is one of these things that sneaks up on you. It’s not like a big rainstorm where you know it’s there and with temperatures at or above normal and relatively little humidity, we’ve got to keep our eyes closely fixed on the rain gauge."… While Robinson believes it is too early to worry about a potential drought, he does recommend we just be aware of what is going on atmospherically, especially when it comes to the fire danger and the fact that the planting season is underway and the irrigation season is getting off to an early start.
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