Looking Back At Monmouth County, NJ’s Impressive Snow Totals Last Winter
We're all dreaming of a White Christmas this time of year, so snow is on our mind, and in our songs, and in our decorations, but a White Christmas isn't really in our forecast for this year. So, we'll have to put our snow gear aside once again this holiday. But if you are a snow lover, you know it will get here eventually. Let's take a look at last year's snowfalls in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
These are the snowfalls that are recorded at the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist for Winter 2020-2021 in Monmouth and Ocean Counties...
12/16-12/17. Monmouth County saw anywhere from a dusting to up to almost 8 inches in Freehold. That's a lot of snow for mid-December.
1/31-2/3. This was a big few days of snow. Top totals in Monmouth County Were Union Beach's 16 inches, with Colts Neck not far behind at nearly 14. Aberdeen and Freehold had 13 inches each.
2/7. We got hit with more snow just a few days later, and even though it wasn't as bad, Holmdel, Matawan, and Wall all clocked in at around 7 inches, and Freehold and Englishtown got around 6 inches.
2/10-2/11. The snow kept coming with more accumulations in Monmouth County just a few days later. This storm brought about 2 inches to the area, with Freehold topping the totals at 3 inches.
2/18-2/19. We got hit again one week later with another big one. Colts Neck and Freehold once again led the way with over 9 inches each, with Manalapan and Red Bank not far behind.
2/22. Just a tenth of an inch of snow in Howell was the only thing that got Monmouth County on the board for this minor event.
So, we definitely had our share of snow last winter, not surprisingly, inland towns taking the brunt of it, and if you believe the Old Farmer's Almanac, we're in for a colder and snowier winter than usual this winter. Great.
For the record, we are expecting temperatures over 50 degrees on Christmas Day, so while it might be a wet Christmas, it most likely won't be a white one.