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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
JAN. 2014


Temperature Data                                    
High 37.2  Low 18.8             
Average Monthly  28.0              
Departure From Normal  -4.0

Average 32.

Highest 58 on 11

Lowest   3  on  7   

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  1139            
Departure From Normal +141  
Total for the Season  2887

Departure From Normal +46

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 2.82
Departure From Normal  -.84  inches
24-Hours .68  inches  on 11

Normal 3.66 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  22.4  inches
24-Hours 11.0 inches  on 21

Departure +12.9  inches

Normal 9.5 inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 7.0  mph
Average Direction NW
Fastest  21
Direction WNW

Date 28

Pressure Data
Highest  30.60  on 8

Lowest  29.42 on   3

Averaged  30.03

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  13  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  27

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  12
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  4
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  6

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   5
Partly Cloudy 13
Cloudy 13



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 January 2014 averaged 28.0 degrees and was 4.0 degrees below normal.  The month ranked as the 11th coldest such month on record (1977) and the coldest since 1996. The month was also the 12th consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Twelve days averaged near or above normal. There were 3 day with a maximum of 50F or higher, 13 days with maximums of 31F or lower, and 27 days with minimums of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes included 58F on the 11th and 3F on the 7th.             

Precipitation totaled 2.82 inches and was .84 of an inch below normal. The month ranked as the 9th driest such month on record and the driest since 2010.  The most to fall in a 24-hour period was .68 of an inch on the 11th. Snowfall totaled 22.4 inches and was 12.9 inches above normal (230 percent of normal). The ranked as the 5th snowiest such month on record and the snowiest since 1978. Measureable precipitation fell on 12 days.  The most in 24-hours was .68 on the 11th. Snowfall of one inch or more fell on 4 days. The most in a 24-hour period was 11.0 inches on the 21.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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