With the scenes that unfolded in parts of New Jersey Sunday night, it would be easy to say the drought facing New Jersey has been washed away… "Absolutely it has put the brakes on the deterioration of the drought situation in northern and central New Jersey," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. "But has it remedied the situation? Does it remove the (drought designation) in northern New Jersey? No."… May was the third warmest and third driest on record, Robinson said, while data from the National Weather Service shows the northern half of the state was operating at a four to seven inch rainfall deficit over the last 90 days.
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