Sea Levels Sandy
The above images of Brigantine were taken at low tide at 11:29 a.m. May 21, 2009, at top, and at mid tide at 2:46 p.m. Nov. 5, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy.
- Getting warmer
In the past 10 years, New Jersey has had four of the 10 warmest years on record, and 2012 is on pace for adding to that total, according to the Office of the State Climatologist.
As of October, every month since February 2011 has averaged above normal temperatures, the office said.
One measure in particular, the number of extreme weather events — snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, droughts and landfalling tropical systems — is notable, particularly with the impact on human life, utilities and infrastructure. During the past two years, New Jersey has seen more vast and extended power outages than it has seen collectively in the past decade. Those outages were the result of Tropical Storm Irene, the October 2011 northeaster that dumped many inches to feet of snow on central and northern New Jersey, and the June 30 “derecho” storm, which devastated the power grid in Atlantic and Cumberland counties.
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Today's Top Stories,
Hurricane News & Info,
Atlantic County News,
Cape May County News,
Cumberland County News,
Ocean County News,
New Jersey News
Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:00 am.