Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ


Temperature Data  
High 44.7  Low 29.1             
Average Monthly  37.0                
Departure From Normal  +5.4

Normal  36.9      
Highest  64
 on 7

Lowest 13  on 4

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below  3  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  16

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  10
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  1
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  1

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   14
Partly Cloudy 11
Cloudy 6

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month 861            
Departure From Normal -187  
Normal  1048                                    
Total for the Season  2219
Departure From Normal  -621

Normal  2840

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

Total for the Season  0
Departure From Normal  0

Normal  0


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.08
Departure From Normal  -.78  inches
24-Hours  1.08  inches  on 12

 Normal 3.86  inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 7.0  mph
Average Direction E
Fastest  36
Direction S

Date 12

Snow & Ice
Total  3.5
24-Hours  3.5
  on 21
Departure  -5.9  inches
Normal  9.4 inches

Pressure Data
Highest  30.58  on 16

Lowest  29.29  on  27

Averaged  30.00

JANUARY 2012: 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 37F and was 5.4F above normal. The month ranked as the 4th warmest such month on record (since 1977) and the warmest since 1990. The month was also the 3rd consecutive month with above normal temperatures.  Eight days averaged near or below normal. There were 11 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 2 days with maximums of 60F or higher. Temperature extremes included 64F on the 7th and 13F on the 4th.         

The trend of above normal precipitation ended in January with 3.08 inches recorded for the month.  The month ranked as the 14th driest such month on record and the wettest since 1994. The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.08 inches on the 12th. There were 14 clear days and only 6 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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