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Kearny,  NJ
APRIL 2011


Temperature Data  
High 63.6   Low 45.5             
Average Monthly  54.5                
Departure From Normal  0

Normal  54.5       
Highest  85  on 11

Lowest 35  on13

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  14
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  6
Clear   10
Partly Cloudy  11
Cloudy  9

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month 324            
Departure From Normal -34  
Normal   358                                    
Total for the Season 4642
Departure From Normal  -129

Normal  4771

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  0
Departure From Normal  0
Normal  0
Total for the Season  0
Departure From Normal  0

Normal  0


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 6.75  inches
Departure From Nor1mal- +2.84  inches
24-Hours  2.53  on 1 6-17

Normal 3.91  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 6.5  mph
Average Direction  SSW
Fastest  19
Direction SSE

Date 28

Snow & Ice
Total  T inches
24-Hours  T  on  T
Departure  -1.0  inches
Normal  1.0”

Pressure Data
Highest  30.49  on 22

Lowest  29.23  on  5

Averaged  29.95

APRIL 2011: The month featured a generally positive NAO index and a positive AO index. The month also had a return of a blocking in the high latitude at the end of the month as the AO index trended negative.   

The temperature averaged 54.5F and was normal. The month ranked as the 12th warmest such month on record and the warmest since 2006.  The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with above normal temperatures. Eighteen days had maximums of 60F or higher and 8 days with maximums of 70F or higher.  There were also 2 days with maximums of 80F or higher. Temperature extremes included 85F on the 11th and 35F on the 1st.        

Precipitation totaled 6.75 inches and ranked as the 4th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1980. The month was also the 3rd consecutive month with above normal precipitation. There were 14 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.53 inches on the 16th-17th.  There were 10 clear days and 9 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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