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Some towns in New Jersey have already gotten a full month’s worth of rain in less than one day, thanks to the powerful nor’easter that continues to spin in the Atlantic Tuesday morning.

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Heavy moisture associated with the first phase of the nor’easter saturated some areas of the Garden State with a half inch to 1 inch of rain before midnight, but the storm ramped up after midnight and dumped torrential rain throughout the early-morning hours on Tuesday.

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Forecasters say there will be some lulls in the rain Tuesday morning and early in the afternoon, especially in South Jersey. But for many parts of northern and central New Jersey, additional rain is likely and it could be heavy at times.

So expect the rainfall totals to keep on climbing.

Early rainfall totals from nor’easter

As of 10 a.m., these were the top rainfall totals reported across the Garden State by the National Weather Service, the Rutgers NJ Weather Network and the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS.

Note: The list below was updated Tuesday night. For rainfall totals in additional towns across New Jersey, check this i">>detailed county-by-county list.

  • 5.24 inches in Park Ridge (Bergen County)

  • 5.10 inches in North Caldwell (Essex County)

  • 5.00 inches in Hackettstown (Warren County)

  • 4.97 inches in Westwood (Bergen County)

  • 4.90 inches in Warren Twp. (Somerset County)

  • 4.84 inches in Piscataway (Middlesex County)

  • 4.83 inches in Rockaway(Morris County)

  • 4.82 inches in Bloomingdale (Passaic County)

  • 4.68 inches in Holmdel (Monmouth County)

  • 4.62 inches in Butler (Morris County)

  • 4.57 inches in Long Hill (Morris County)

  • 4.55 inches in Hazlet (Monmouth County)

  • 4.52 inches in Marlboro (Monmouth County)

  • 4.52 inches in Matawan (Monmouth County)

  • 4.48 inches at Pequest Trout Hatchery (Warren County)

  • 4.44 inches in Ringwood (Passaic County)

  • 4.43 inches in West Milford (Passaic County)

  • 4.41 inches in Basking Ridge (Somerset County)

  • 4.40 inches in Waldwick (Bergen County)

  • 4.39 inches in Farmingdale (Monmouth County)

  • 4.36 inches in Franklin Township (Somerset County)

  • 4.35 inches in Kearny (Hudson County)

  • 4.33 inches in Far Hills (Somerset County)

  • 4.31 inches in Parsippany (Morris County)

  • 4.30 inches in Emerson (Bergen County)

  • 4.26 inches in Old Bridge (Middlesex County)

  • 4.23 inches in Whippany (Morris County)

  • 4.21 inches in Wayne (Passaic County)

  • 4.18 inches in Hasbrouck Heights (Bergen County)

  • 4.16 inches in Caldwell (Essex County)

Normal October rain

New Jersey hasn’t had much rain during the past few weeks — until the nor’easter hit Monday night. Here’s a look at the stats from the National Weather Service’s main weather reporting sites in New Jersey.

  • The Newark area usually gets an average of 3.79 inches of rain in October but got only 1 inch this month, prior to the nor’easter. (Newark picked up 2.70 inches overnight into early Tuesday morning, according to preliminary data from the weather service.)
  • The Trenton area usually averages just under 4 inches of rain in October but measured just 0.32 inches so far this month, prior to the storm. (Trenton Mercer Airport picked up about 2 inches of rain overnight into early Tuesday morning.)
  • The Atlantic City area typically gets 4.14 inches of rain in October but received only 1.09 inches prior to the storm. (Atlantic City International Airport reported 2.32 inches of rain overnight into early Tuesday morning.)

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