Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ


Temperature Data  
High 39.7   Low 25.8             
Average Monthly  32.7                
Departure From Normal  -4.2

Normal  36.9       
Highest  64  on 1

Lowest 16  on 19

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below  4  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  28

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  5
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   18
Partly Cloudy 7
Cloudy  6

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  981            
Departure From Normal +91  
Normal   890                                    
Total for the Season  1712
Departure From Normal -180

Normal  1792

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  0
Departure From Normal  0
Normal  0
Total for the Season  1529
Departure From Normal  +325

Normal  1204


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.52  inches
Departure From Nor1mal 0  inches
24-Hours  1.50  on  1

Normal 3.52  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 7.7  mph
Average Direction  SW
Fastest  35
Direction SSE

Date 1

Snow & Ice
Total  19.1 inches
24-Hours  15.0  on  26-27
Departure  +14.9 inches
Normal  4.2”

Pressure Data
Highest  30.46  on  10

Lowest  29.16  on 27

Averaged  29.85

DECEMBER 2010: The month featured a ridge in the West and a trough in the East.  Strong blocking was observed in the high latitudes.  There was a negative NAO and a positive PNA and a negative AO.

The temperature averaged 32.7F and was 4.2 degrees below normal. The month ranked as the 6th coldest such month on record (1977) and the coldest since 1985. The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures and the 2nd consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Only 11 days averaged near or above normal. Temperature extremes included 64F on the 1st and 16F on the 27th. There were 2 days with maximums of 50F or higher and 1 day with maximums of 60F or higher.  There were also 4 days with maximums of 32F or lower and 28 days with minimums of 32F or lower.      

Precipitation totaled 3.52 inches and ranked as the 19th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1997.  The month was also the 4th consecutive such month with near to above normal precipitation. There were 5 days with measurable precipitation. Most of the month’s rainfall fell during the first half of the month. The most to fall in a 24 hour period was 1.50 inches which occurred on the 1st which was a record for the day. Snowfall was above normal with 19.1 inches.  The most received in a 24-hour period was 15.0 inches on the 26th which was a record for the day. There were 18 clear days and only 6 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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