Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
April, 2001


Temperature Data  
High 64.4  Low 43.4             
Average Monthly 53.9                
Departure From Normal +1.0        
Highest 88 on 24 
Lowest 33  on 19 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 11
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 1
Thunderstorms 2
Clear 15
Partly Cloudy 7
Cloudy 8

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  338             
Departure From Normal -41 
Normal  379                                    
Total for the Season 4938
Departure From Normal -88
Normal 5026

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 13
Departure From Normal -1
Normal 14
Total for the Season 13
Departure From Normal -1
Normal 14 


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 1.90 inches
Departure From Normal -2.26 inches
24-Hours .80 on 9
Normal 4.16  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 8.1  mph
Average Direction SSW
Fastest 24
Direction WSW
Date 24

Snow & Ice
Total 0.0
24-Hours 0.0 on 0
Normal 0.0

Pressure Data
Highest 30.55 on 29
Lowest 29.63 on 18
Averaged 30.06

April 2001: The upper pattern consisted of a trough in the West and a ridge in the East. April 2001 ranked as the 8th warmest such month on record since 1977 and the warmest since 1986. Fourteen days averaged above normal and 16 days averaged near or below normal. Temperature extremes included 88F on the 24th and 33F on the 19th. There were 2 days with maximums below 50F. There were 18 days with maximums of 60F or higher, 8 days with maximums or 70F or higher and 3 days with maximums of 80F or higher. 

Precipitation totaled 1.90 inches and was 2.26 of an inch below normal. April 2001 tied with 1999 as the 3rd driest such month on record. The most rainfall to fall in a 24-hour period was .80 of an inch on the 9th. The period March-April a total of 9.14 inches of precipitation fell. This was the 8th wettest such period on record and the wettest since 1988. Snowfall for the season totaled 36.9 and ranked as the 5th snowiest such season on record since 1976-77 and the most since 1986-87. There were 15 clear days and 8 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.


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