This January may measure up as New Jersey’s snowiest

It’s not one for the record books quite yet, but New Jersey us having an exceptional year for snowfall.

State climatologist Dave Robinson said Thursday the Garden State is close to having the most snow by the end of January for any year on record.

“It’s a real tough call for what the rest of the winter brings. We see the pattern continuing for the next week or two,” said Robinson. “That doesn’t mean we’ll necessarily have another big storm, but we don’t see any mild pattern in the near future. It would be unlikely to see this continue through February and March.”

Robinson said Eastern and Central Jersey have received the most snow this winter with more than 4 feet so far. Less than half that has fallen in the rest of the state.

Monmouth County is one of those places getting more than its share of snow this winter.

This latest snow had John McManmon shoveling the snow from in front of his Brielle home once again Thursday. He said it is becoming a real drag,

“Well, there used to be a point in time where I liked it. Now that I’ve gotten older, not skiing, I’m not enjoying the snow and it’s just a lot of work,” said McManmon. “I’m thinking about moving south.”

The cleanup is a lot easier with a snow blower like the one Bruce Latourette was using just down the block. He was earning a few bucks clearing the driveways for 10 of his neighbors.

“Well these are friends. I’ll probably get $20 or $25. There’s a lady around the corner that makes me ziti,” he said. “Some of the older people you just can’t hammer them you know, but the ziti is really good.”

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