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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
FEB. 2014


Temperature Data                                    
High 38.4  Low 21.8             
Average Monthly  30.1              
Departure From Normal  -3.9

Highest 55 on 2

Lowest   7  on  28 

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  972            
Departure From Normal +97  
Total for the Season  3859

Departure From Normal +143

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 4.08
Departure From Normal  +.95  inches
24-Hours 1.14  inches  on 5

Normal 3.13 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  35.9  inches
24-Hours 15.0 inches  on 13

Departure +26.0  inches

Normal 9.9 inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 7.0  mph
Average Direction WNW
Fastest  23
Direction WNW

Date 28

Pressure Data
Highest  30.57  on 12

Lowest  29.03 on  14

Averaged  30.04

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  6  
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  7
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  4

Thunderstorms  1
Clear   6
Partly Cloudy 15
Cloudy 7



The month was characterized by a positive NAO, a negative AO and a negative PNA. The Negative AO allowed by arctic air masses into the East.

The temperature for February 2014 averaged 30.1 degrees and was 3.9F degrees below normal.  The month tied with February 1988 as the 8th coldest such month on record (1977). The month was also the 13th consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Eight days averaged near or above normal. There were 4 day with a maximum of 50F or higher, 6 days with maximums of 32F or lower, and 27 days with minimums of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes included 55F on the 6th and 7F on the 28th.             

Precipitation totaled 4.08 inches and was .95 of an inch above normal. The month ranked as the 11h wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1986.  The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.14 inches on the 5th. Snowfall was also above normal with 35.9 inches and was 26.0 inches above normal (363 percent of normal). The month ranked as the snowiest such month on record and the snowiest since 1994. Measureable precipitation fell on 11 days.  The most in 24-hours was .68 on the 11th. Snowfall of 1.0 inch or more fell on 7 days. The most in a 24-hour period was 15.0 inches on the 13

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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