Picatinny Arsenal Army Base

HQ Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Directorate, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, The Program Executive Office for Ammunition, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Support, Program Executive Office for Soldier

213 NJ-15, Wharton, NJ 07885


In Rockaway, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 84°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 91°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 29 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 84°F and low of 63°F. The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 2 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 36°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 31 to August 26, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 26 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 29.

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Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Rockaway, NJ is 2% higher than the New Jersey average and 28% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Rockaway, NJ are 1% higher than the New Jersey average and 13% higher than the national average.

Getting to Know the Area

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Morse, Thomas Nast and Gustav Stickley through Morris County. The area offers historic locales, modern cultural and recreational attractions. Located only 30 miles west of New York City, Morris County offers an ideal mix of metropolitan amenities and green spaces like arboretums and parks.


Some points of interest include Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Lake Hopatcong, Morristown Game Vault, Patriots’ Path, and Morris Township’s Mennen Sports Arena.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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