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New Jersey Residents Welcome Rain

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    The strong winds which whipped into Newark hinted at the heavy rain in the forecast, rain that should come as a relief to New Jersey residents and reservoirs.

    For weeks, the Garden State has been anything but. The hottest summer ever was followed by a bone-dry September, leading to dry lawns, concerns about a drought emergency and parched crops.

    Garden State Gets Much Needed Rain

    [NY] Garden State Gets Much Needed Rain
    After the driest summer on record, New Jersey looks to storms for water relief. (Published Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010)

    However, the last day of September brought a two-part storm. The first part had commuters still talking about it hours after their soggy morning.

    And the second part threatened to wash out an otherwise summer-like night. Now, the dog days are gone, and Halloween isn't far behind.