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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
DEC 2012


Temperature Data                                    
High 47.32  Low 34.5             
Average Monthly  40.9               
Departure From Normal +403

Highest  65  on 3

Lowest  25  on 31  

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  740            
Departure From Normal -150  
Total for the Season  1579

Departure From Normal  -213

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 0
Departure From Normal 0
Total for the Season 1362

Departure From Normal  +159

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 5.93
Departure From Normal  -2.41  inches
24-Hours  1.67  inches  on 26-27

Snow & Ice
Total  2.3”  inches
24-Hours  1.3”  on 26

Departure  +1.9  inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 6.7  mph
Average Direction WSW
Fastest  28
Direction ESE

Date 21

Pressure Data
Highest  30.53  on 1

Lowest  29.09  on  21

Averaged  30.00

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  0  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  15

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  16
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  2

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   13
Partly Cloudy 5
Cloudy 13



The temperature averaged 40.9 and was 4.0 degree above normal. The month ranked as the 6th warmest such month on record (since 1977) and the warmest since 1984. There were only 4 days that averaged below normal. There were 12 days with maximums of 50F or higher and 2 days with maximums of 60F and higher.  There were 15 days with minimums of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes included 65F on the 3rd and 35F on the 31st.          

Precipitation totaled was above normal with 5.93 inches.  The month ranked as the 5th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 2003. The month was also the 6th consecutive such month with above normal precipitation. Most of the month’s rain fell on during the second half of the month. The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.67 inches during the 26th-27. Snowfall was below normal with 2.3 inches. The most received in a 24 hour period was 1.3 inches on the 26th. There were 13 clear days and 13 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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