Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ


Temperature Data  
High 83.3   Low 68.6             
Average Monthly 76.0                
Departure From Normal -0.5       
Normal 76.5 
Highest 93 on 17 
Lowest 61 on 31 
Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 7    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 10
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 5
Clear 21
Partly Cloudy 6
Cloudy 4
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  0             
Departure From Normal -2  
Normal 2  nbsp;                   &nbs             
Total for the Season 0br> Departure From Normal -2
Normal 2
Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 349
Departure From Normal +18
Normal 331
Total for the Season 811
Departure From Normal -222
Normal 1033 
Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 5.54 inches
Departure From Normal +1.87 inches
24-Hours 1.47 on 29
Normal 3.67  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 6.7  mph
Average Direction SW
Fastest 17
Direction SW
Date 4
Snow & Ice
Total .0
24-Hours .0 on 0
Departure .0
Normal 0
Pressure Data
Highest 30.25 on 8
Lowest 29.68 on 28
Averaged 29.98
AUGUST 2009:

The month featured an alternating NAO index and a mostly positive PNA. The average temperature for August was 76.0F and was near normal only 0.5F below normal. The month ranked as the 15th warmest such month on record (1977) and the warmest since 1979. Temperature extremes included 93F on the 17th and 61F on the 31st. Twenty-one days averaged above normal. Twenty-four days had maximums of 80F or higher. There was 7 days with maximums of 90F or higher.  

The trend of above normal precipitation of the past few months carried into August. Precipitation totaled 5.54 inches and ranked as the 6th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1983. The month was also the 4th consecutive month with above normal precipitation. Much of the rain fell from convective systems (typical of summer). However, the remnants of Danny and a warm front caused 1.47 inches of rain (the most in a 24-hour pattern. There were 10 days with measurable precipitation. There were 21 clear days and only 4 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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