Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
JULY 2009


Temperature Data  
High 81.2   Low 65.0             
Average Monthly 73.1                
Departure From Normal -7.2       
Normal 80.3 
Highest 88 on 16 
Lowest 59 on 10 
Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 13
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 10
Clear 23
Partly Cloudy 6
Cloudy 2
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  0             
Departure From Normal 0  
Normal  16                                   
Total for the Season 0br> Departure From Normal 0
Normal 0
Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 257
Departure From Normal -124
Normal 381
Total for the Season 462
Departure From Normal -240
Normal 702 
Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 7.48 inches
Departure From Normal +3.33 inches
24-Hours 1.92 on 29
Normal 4.15  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 5.3  mph
Average Direction SW
Fastest 18
Direction NE
Date 23
Snow & Ice
Total .0
24-Hours .0 on 0
Departure .0
Normal 0
Pressure Data
Highest 30.32 on 10
Lowest 29.65 on 18
Averaged 29.91
JULY 2009:

The month featured a negative NAO index and a positive PNA. This resulted in a cool July. The month averaged 73.1F and was 7.2F below normal. The month tied with July 2001 as the 3rd coldest such month on record (1977). The month was also the 3rd consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Temperature extremes included 88F on the 16th and 59F on the 10th. Only 7 days averaged near or above normal. There were no days with maximums of 90F or higher. This is the first time ever since 1977 this has occurred. There were 22 days with maximums of 80F or higher.  

The Wet conditions of June carried into July with a totaled of 7.48 inches recorded. The month ranked as the 4th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1984. The month was also the 4th consecutive month with above normal precipitation. The unusual precipitation pattern was a result on several systems and not from the usual convective complexes. There were 13 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.92 inches recorded on the 29th. A contrast to last month, there were 23 clear days and only 2 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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