Normal Weather This Summer May Be Saving You Money

Aug 7, 2017

Heavy downpours this summer have caused some flash flooding and lightning strikes damaged some buildings, but overall the weather has been relatively tranquil.

New Jersey state climatologist Dave Robinson says the summer has not been excessively hot and ample rainfall has prevented drought concerns.

"We've saved on our electric bills especially the last couple of weeks without much heat. In some cases, we're saving on the water bills by letting Mother Nature water the lawns and water the gardens."

The region has not been affected by any tropical storms this year, but Robinson cautions the hurricane season doesn't end until November.

“So we can have storms really start to spin up as we get to late August. Usually by time we get to early October things calm down. But I just have to remind everyone of one word, Sandy, and that was October 29th.”