The spring of 2012 was remarkably warm. In fact, it set the record for the warmest spring in New Jersey history. This early warmth set the stage for 2012 setting a record for the warmest year in New Jersey history.
2011, in contrast, set the record for the wettest year in New Jersey history.
2013? So far, January and February have been somewhat average, which, at least lately, has been somewhat unusual.