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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
DEC. 2013


Temperature Data                                    
High 44.6  Low 29.3             
Average Monthly  36.9              
Departure From Normal  -1.6

Average 38.5

Highest 70 on 22

Lowest  17  on 25  

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  864            
Departure From Normal -44  
Total for the Season  1748

Departure From Normal -95

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 0

Departure From Normal 0
Total for the Season 1362

Departure From Normal  +114

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 4.78
Departure From Normal  +.84  inches
24-Hours 1.20  inches  on 29

Normal 3.94 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  8.3  inches
24-Hours 5.5 inches  on 14

Departure +3.6  inches

Normal 4.7 inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 6.3  mph
Average Direction NW
Fastest  19
Direction NW

Date 28

Pressure Data
Highest  30.60  on 8

Lowest  29.42 on   29

Averaged  30.16

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  3  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  21

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  11
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  3
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  2

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   6
Partly Cloudy 13
Cloudy 12



The month was characterized by a negative PNA and a positive NAO.

The temperature for December 2013 averaged 36.9 degrees and was 4.4 degrees below normal.  The month tied with December 2008 as the 14th warmest such month on record (1977). The month was also the 3rd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures.  The month was the 11th consecutive month with near or below normal temperatures.  Fourteen days averaged near to above normal. There was 9 day with a maximum of 50F or higher, 3 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 1 day with a maximum of 70 degrees. There were 21 days with minimums of 32F or lower. There were 3 days with maximums of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes included 70F on the 22nd and 17F on the 25th.             

Precipitation totaled 4.78 inches and was .84 of an inch above normal. The month ranked as the 13th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1992.  The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.20 inches on the 29th. Measureable precipitation fell on 11 days.  Snowfall was above normal with 8.3 inchers. There were only 6 clear days and 12 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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