Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
March, 2001


Temperature Data  
High 47.5  Low 32.5             
Average Monthly 40.0                
Departure From Normal -0.5        
Highest 60 on 23 
Lowest 21  on 27 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 1  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 15
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 15
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 0
Clear 10
Partly Cloudy 10
Cloudy 11

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  766             
Departure From Normal -86 
Normal  908                                    
Total for the Season 4600
Departure From Normal -47
Normal 4647

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 7.24 inches
Departure From Normal +2.85 inches
24-Hours 2.48 on 29-30
Normal 4.39  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 10.1  mph
Average Direction SSW
Fastest 27
Direction NW
Date 27

Snow & Ice
Total 5.0
24-Hours 2.0 on 6
Normal 5.2

Pressure Data
Highest 30.50 on 20
Lowest 29.25 on 6
Averaged 29.90

March 2001: March 2001 ranked as the 7th coldest such month on record since 1977 and the warmest since 1993. March 2001 was also the 6th consecutive such month of above normal temperatures. Twelve days averaged below normal and 15 days averaged above normal. Temperature extremes included 60F on the 23rd and 21F on the 27th. Twelve days had maximums 50F or higher. There was only one day with a maximum of 32F or lower and 15 days with minimums or 32F or lower. 

Precipitation totaled 7.24 inches and was 2.85 of an inch above normal. March 2001 ranked as the 5th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1998. The most rainfall to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.48 of an inch on the 29th and 30th. Snowfall totaled 5.0 inches and ranked the 7th least snowiest on record, and the lest snowiest since 1998. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.0 inches on the 6th. There were 10 clear days and 11 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.


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