David Robinson, New Jersey state climatologist
Dave Robinson, New Jersey state climatologist
Donald Schaffner, Department of Food Science
A New Jersey researcher says milder winters and warmer seasonal air associated with climate change are having an impact on allergies by spawning more pollen… Leonard Bielory, a researcher at Rutgers University, says they find climate change is bringing out earlier and more intense releases of pollen. “Climate change has an impact in New Jersey in changing the amount of pollen being released over a different period of time,” he said.
It may feel like the complete opposite when you step outside, but this summer in New Jersey isn’t that hot. At least not when you compare it to more than 120 years of weather records for the state. According to State Climatologist David Robinson at Rutgers University, summer 2016 so far has been “warm.” “It has not been a record-breaking summer and it’s not likely to be,” Robinson told New Jersey 101.5.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch for the northern half of the state… Dave Robinson, New Jersey’s state climatologist at Rutgers University, said the declaration makes sense. “This is a prudent step given that we have had a very hot spell and of late have not had rainfall,” he said. “We dodged this action about three weeks ago when we had significant rains sweep through the state, but now we’re seeing the reservoir levels starting to fall again and things dry out. It is prudent to give people a heads up that things are dry and we really do need to conserve water.”
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Earlier this year, parts of New Jersey were under a drought watch. The watch was discontinued in March, but the state Department of Environmental Protection could soon issue a new one, perhaps in the next few days… “During the summer there is no real way to project the amount of rainfall that will hit a particular region, or even a municipality,” he said. “One side of town versus another can differ by several inches when it comes to an individual storm or storms over a couple of days,” says Dave Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University.
The roller-coaster ride that has been this winter rolls into March Tuesday, with a lot of uncertainty ahead. “This has been, in many respects, a typical strong El Nino winter. We had a lot of volatility,” Dave Robinson, the State Climatologist at Rutgers said. Robinson said when there is a lot of energy in the atmosphere, the story that it tells is one of constant variation.