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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ


Temperature Data  
High 51   Low 34.1             
Average Monthly  42.6                
Departure From Normal  +5.7

Normal  36.9      
Highest  61
 on 21

Lowest 23  on 19

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below  1  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  13

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  8
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   19
Partly Cloudy65
Cloudy 5

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month 687            
Departure From Normal -203  
Normal   890                                    
Total for the Season  1358
Departure From Normal  -434

Normal  1792

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  0
Departure From Normal 01
Normal 0

Total for the Season 1315
Departure From Normal  +111

Normal  1204


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 5.00
Departure From Normal  +1.48  inches
24-Hours  1.78  inches  on 7

 Normal 3.52  inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 6.3  mph
Average Direction  NE
Fastest  40
Direction W

Date 27

Snow & Ice
.0 inches
.0  on  0
Departure  -4.2  inches
Normal  4.2 inches

Pressure Data
Highest  30.69  on 11

Lowest  29.88  on  30

Averaged  30.14

DECEMBER: The pattern was dominated by a positive NAO and PNA index.  This resulted in a trough in the West and a ridge in the East.

The temperature averaged 42.6 and was 5.7 above normal. The month ranked as the 3rd warmest such month on record (since 1977) and the warmest since 2001. The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with above normal temperatures.  Only 3 days averaged near or below normal. There were 17 days with maximums of 50F or higher and 4 days with maximums of 60F or higher. Temperature extremes included 61F on the 11th and 23F on the 19th..         

The trend of above normal precipitation continued in December with 5.00 inches recorded.  The month ranked as the 10th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1981. The month was also the 5th consecutive month with above precipitation.  The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.78 inches on the 7th. There were 19 clear days and only 5 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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