Number of the Day: 10

June 15, 2011 | Number of The Day

New Jersey has provided plenty of evidence of climate change in the past two years. We’ve just come through the
10th
warmest spring on record, following on the heels of a blistering hot 2010, the hottest year since 1895.

This year, the average temperature was 52.9 degrees, 2.2 degrees above normal. (Last year’s average was an astounding 55.3 degrees.)

Spring rains seemed almost average when compared with last year, but precipitation was 2.64 inches above normal, high enough to rank 2011 as the 15th wettest spring on record.