Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MARCH 2010


Temperature Data  
High 57.7   Low 39.8             
Average Monthly 48.8                
Departure From Normal +5.9       
Normal 43.4 
Highest 76 on 19 
Lowest 28 on 27 
Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 1  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 2
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 11
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 5
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 2
Clear 16
Partly Cloudy 4
Cloudy 11
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  494             
Departure From Normal -208  
Normal 702  nbsp;                   &nbs             
Total for the Season 3989
Departure From Normal -426
Normal 4415
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 9.31 inches
Departure From Normal +4.96 inches
24-Hours 2.64 on 13
Normal 4.35  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 7.1  mph
Average Direction SSW
Fastest 35
Direction NNE
Date 13
Snow & Ice
Total T
24-Hours T on 5
Departure -4.64
Normal 4.6
Pressure Data
Highest 30.44 on 27
Lowest 29.34 on 30
Averaged 29.88
MARCH 2010:

The month featured a negative NAO the first half of the month and positive to neutral the send half and a positive PNA index. The temperature averaged 48.8F and was the warmest such month on record (1977). Only 2 days averaged below normal. Temperature extremes included 76F on the 19th and 28F on the 27th. There were 28 days with maximums of 500F or higher, 13 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 6 days with maximums of 70F or higher. There was only 2 days with a minimum of 32F or lower (normal is 14).  

Precipitation totaled 9.31 inches and ranked as the 2nd wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1993. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with above normal precipitation. The most received in a 24-hour period was 2.64 inches on the 13th. Snowfall was below normal with only a trace recorded on the 3rd and 5th. The month tied with 1979, 86, 95, 00, 02, 08 as the lest snowiest March on record. There were 16 clear days and 11 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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