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Kearny,  NJ
APRIL 2012


Temperature Data  
High 64.0  Low 45.6             
Average Monthly  54.8                
Departure From Normal  +0.3

Normal  54.5      
Highest  87
 on 16

Lowest 37  on 6

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  6
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   16
Partly Cloudy 10
Cloudy 4

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  317            
Departure From Normal -41  
Normal  358                                    
Total for the Season  3667
Departure From Normal  -1104

Normal  4771

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  22
Departure From Normal +9
Normal 13

Total for the Season  22
Departure From Normal  +9

Normal  13


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.02
Departure From Normal  -.89  inches
24-Hours  2.69  inches  on  22-23

 Normal 3.91  inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 6.3  mph
Average Direction WNW
Fastest  25
Direction WSW

Date 9

Snow & Ice
Total  .0”
24-Hours  .0”
  on 0
Departure  -1.0  inches
Normal  1.0  inches

Pressure Data
Highest  30.33  on 30

Lowest  29.10  on  23

Averaged  29.86

APRIL 2012: The pattern was dominated by a positive NAO and a PNA and a neutral to positive AO index. 

The temperature averaged 58.4F and was near normal (only .03F above normal). The month tied with April 2009 as the 10th warmest such month on record (since 1977. The month was also the 6th consecutive month with above normal temperatures.  Ten days averaged near to below normal of which most of the days occurred during the last week of the month. There were 24 days with maximums of 60F or higher. There were 6 days with maximums of 70F or higher and 1 day with a maximum of 80F or higher. Temperature extremes included 87F on the 16th and 37F on the 6th.         

The trend of below normal precipitation continued in April with a total of 3.02 inches. The month ranked as the 12th driest such month and the driest since 1994. The month was also the 5th consecutive such month with below normal precipitation. The most received in a 24-hour period was 2.68 inch on the 22nd-23rd. There were 16 clear days and 4 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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