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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MARCH 2012


Temperature Data  
High 60.9  Low 41.9             
Average Monthly  51.4                
Departure From Normal  +8.0

Normal  43.4      
Highest  80
 on 23

Lowest 25  on 6

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below  0  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  4

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  9
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  3

Thunderstorms  1
Clear   15
Partly Cloudy 9
Cloudy 7

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  420            
Departure From Normal -282  
Normal  702                                    
Total for the Season  3350
Departure From Normal  -1063

Normal  4413

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  6
Departure From Normal +6
Normal 0

Total for the Season  6
Departure From Normal  +6

Normal  0


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month .95
Departure From Normal  -3.40  inches
24-Hours  .37  inches  on  1-2

 Normal 4.35  inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 6.3  mph
Average Direction SSE
Fastest  20
Direction NE

Date 5

Snow & Ice
Total  .0”
24-Hours  .0”
  on 0
Departure  -4.6  inches
Normal  4.6 inches

Pressure Data
Highest  30.61  on 6

Lowest  29.42  on  3

Averaged  30.07

MARCH 2012: The pattern was dominated by a positive NAO,  PNA  and AO index.  This resulted in a trough in the West and a ridge in the East.

The temperature averaged 51.4F and was 8.0F above normal. The month ranked as the warmest such month on record (since 1977) and the warmest since 2010. The month was also the 5th consecutive month with above normal temperatures.  Only 3 days averaged below normal. The biggest departures occurred around mid-month with temperature departures as high as 26 degrees above normal. Twenty-five days out of the month had maximums of 50F or higher. There were 9 days with maximums of 70F or higher. Temperature extremes included 80F on the 23rd and 25F on the 6th.         

Precipitation was below normal again im March.  This is the 3rd consecutive month with below normal precipitation with only .95 of an inch. The month ranked as the 2nd driest such month on record and the driest since 2006. The most received in a 24-hour period was .37 of an inch on the 1st-2nd.  The trend of below normal snowfall continued in Month.  The month ranked as the least snowiest on record since 2010. There were 15 clear days and 7 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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