Thunderstorms can occur anywhere in Monmouth County. Typically New Jersey experiences about 20 days per year of thunderstorm activity and predominantly in the warmer months, March through October.
In the United States, there are an estimated 100,000 thunderstorms each year, of which approximately 10 percent reach severe status. Thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, strong winds, flash flooding and hail. Typical thunderstorms are 15 miles in diameter and last on average of 30 minutes. These typically short lived and smaller storms can be very dangerous and always produce lightning.