It Was So Cold In New Jersey In 1961, Temperatures Stayed Below Freezing For 16 Days

New Jerseyans are tough – and our winters usually match! There’s no question that your typical Garden State winter can be brutal – heavy snowstorms, sub-zero temperatures, painful wind-chills, and slick roadways are all common. New Jerseyans soldier through, shovel the driveway as needed, and look forward to the first signs of spring – unless you’re one of those people who loves winter and is skiing the cold months away. Fortunately, the odds are good that no matter how cold the 2023 winter is, it’ll be nothing compared to the harsh winter of 1961. That winter featured a cold snap that went down in history – and will hopefully never be repeated. So let’s turn back the clock to the most intense winter in New Jersey history, and give thanks every time that thermometer creeps its way above freezing!

Have you heard stories of the brutal winter of 1961? What’s the coldest winter in New Jersey history that you personally lived through? Let us know your winter memories in the comments section. If you’re looking to make the most of this upcoming winter, why not take a trip to New Jersey’s snowiest town?

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