In New Jersey, extreme winter weather events are all too common. Heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain strike. High winds make matters worse. Powerful nor’easters develop as arctic air from Canada collides with the warmer, more humid air coming in off the Atlantic.
At times, northern New Jersey gets hit with snow measured in feet. In fact, there’s been as much as 52 inches of snow on the ground at one time, at Canistear Reservoir. When that record was set, 30 inches had already accumulated. Then, a new storm dropped another two feet of snow in the area.