The dark storm clouds rolled in Monday night, the winds started howling and the skies opened up. Again?© Len Melisurgo/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com September rainfall stats in New Jersey and New York City as of Sept. 13, 2021.
But for folks down in South Jersey, it hasn’t been a notable September soaker — at least through the first half of this month.
The rain gauge at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona has only picked up a total of 2.28 inches of rain through Tuesday morning, according to data from the National Weather Service. In that area of the state, it’s been completely dry during 10 of the first 13 days of the month.
Even though the Atlantic City area has gotten more rain than it normally gets in the first two weeks of September, it is nowhere near record pace.
It’s a far different story in northern New Jersey, where Newark Liberty International Airport has recorded a whopping 8.79 inches of rain through early Tuesday. With a half month remaining, Newark has already doubled its normal September rainfall total and this already ranks as the city’s fourth wettest September on record.© Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Adva/Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Adva A trash bag floats in the flooded water along Park Avenue. Hoboken the day after Hurricane Ida caused flooding with heavy rains. Thursday, September 2, 2021. Hoboken, N.J.
Newark’s wettest September was in 1944, when 10.28 inches of rain fell.
In Central New Jersey, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex counties have been saturated with rain this month, while nearby Monmouth has been far less wet.
In Mercer County, the National Weather Service’s rain gauge in Trenton has collected 5.92 inches of rain so far this month, which is almost 2 inches above normal for the full month of September but ranks as only the 27th wettest so far. (Trenton’s wettest September was in 1999, when 11.22 inches of rain fell.)
Most of the rain in northern and central New Jersey came from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1. The moisture-packed storm system dumped as much as 9 to 10 inches of rain on parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties, and Newark in Essex County was saturated with 8.41 inches, setting a new daily rainfall record.
More thunderstorms are expected to drift across New Jersey late Wednesday and Thursday. But, just like Monday, the strongest batches with the heaviest downpours are projected in the northern half of the state.
So Newark could inch closer to its all-time September rainfall record, and Trenton may move up a few notches in its rankings. Atlantic City is forecast to pick up some light rain during the next few days, but it will take some heavy downpours to make a dent in its September rainfall rankings.
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