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Kearny,  NJ
MARCH 2011


Temperature Data  
High 50.6   Low 34.0             
Average Monthly  42.3                
Departure From Normal -1.1

Normal  43.4       
Highest  77  on 18

Lowest 20  on 3

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below  1  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  14

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  10
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  1

Thunderstorms  1
Clear   18
Partly Cloudy  5
Cloudy  8

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  698            
Departure From Normal -4  
Normal   702                                    
Total for the Season 4318
Departure From Normal  -95

Normal  4413

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 7.20  inches
Departure From Nor1mal- +2.85  inches
24-Hours  2.70  on  6-7

Normal 4.35  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 6.8  mph
Average Direction  WSW
Fastest  25
Direction SE

Date 24

Snow & Ice
Total  3.0 inches
24-Hours  3.0  on  23-24
Departure  -1.6  inches
Normal  4.6”

Pressure Data
Highest  30.69  on 4

Lowest  29.56  on 24

Averaged  30.11

MARCH 2011: The month featured a positive NAO index, a negative PNA index the first half of the month and a positive PNA the last half. The AO index was positive. The month also had a brief return of a blocking in the high latitude.  This brought a return of snow and cold.

The temperature averaged 42.3F and was 1.1 degrees below normal. The month tied with March 2006 and 2007 as the 15th coldest such month. Twelve days averaged near or below normal. Temperature extremes included 77F on the 18th and 20F on the 3rd. There were 16 days with maximums of 50F or higher, and 3 days with maximums of 60F or higher and one day with maximums of 70F or higher. There was only 1 day with maximums of 32F or lower and 14 days with minimums of 32F or lower.      

Precipitation totaled 7.20 inches and ranked as the 5th wettest such month on record and the driest since 1977. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with above normal precipitation and the 2nd consecutive such month with above normal precipitation. There were 10 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.70 inches on the 6th-7th.  Snowfall was below normal with only 3.0 inches.  The month tied with March 1998 and 2003 as the 7th least snowiest such month on record.  The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with below normal snowfall. For the season, a total of 62.4 inches of snow was recorded and ranked as the 2nd snowiest season on record and the snowiest since 1995-96. The most received in a 24-hour period was 3.0 inches on the 23-24th. There were 18 clear days and 8 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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