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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
Feb 2013


Temperature Data                                    
High 41.5  Low 26.3             
Average Monthly  33.8               
Departure From Normal -0.15

Highest  57  on 15

Lowest  14  on 10  

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  864            
Departure From Normal -11  
Total for the Season  3351

Departure From Normal  -314

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

Departure From Normal  0

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 2.40
Departure From Normal  -.73  inches
24-Hours  .79  inches  on 26-27

Normal 3.13 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  10.3”  inches
24-Hours  9.8”  on 8-9

Departure  -0.1  inches

Normal 9.9



Wind Data
Average Speed 5.8  mph
Average Direction NNW
Fastest  21
Direction ESE

Date 27

Pressure Data
Highest  30.51  on 7

Lowest  29.67  on  17

Averaged  29.98

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  1  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  22

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

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   14
Partly Cloudy 6
Cloudy 8



The temperature averaged 33.9 and was near normal (-0.1). The month ties with 2010 as the 17th warmest month on record (since 1977). The month was also the 6th consecutive warm February on record. There were 14 days that averaged above normal. There were 15 days with maximums of 40F or higher, 6 days with maximums of 50F and higher. Temperature extremes included 57F on the 15th and 14F on the 10th.            

Precipitation totaled 2.40 inches and was .73 of an inch below normal.  The month ranked as the 15th driest such month on record and the driest since 1982. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with below normal precipitation. The period Jan.-Feb. a total of 5.18 inches of precipitation fell.  The period ranked as the 10th driest such period on record and the driest since 2001. The period was also the 5th consecutive such period with below normal precipitation. Most to fall in a 24-hour period was .73 of an inch during the 26th-27th. Snowfall for the month was above normal with 10.3 inches (normal is 9.9). The month ranked the 13th snowiest such month on record and the snowiest since 1995. The season so far, a total of 18.7 inches of snow was received and ranked as the 13th least snowiest such season an record and the least since 2007-08. The most received in a 24 hour period was 9.8 inches on the 8th-9th. There were 14 clear days and 8 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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