Tropical Storm Henri satellite Image-NOAA/GOES


NJ's New Normal: More Storms, More Rainfall, More Often. Thank Climate Change

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – When Tropical Storm Henri deluged parts of New Jersey last week, it was the third major summer storm in just 13 months to dump huge amounts of water on a state that has struggled to deal with escalating floods.

Extreme weather events like Henri — which left a section of Middlesex County under water and prompted evacuations — along with Tropical Storms Fay and Isaias in 2020 are projected to become more common in New Jersey as warmer air and ocean temperatures globally provide additional fuel for damaging wind, larger volumes of rain and more potent storm surges …