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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MAR. 2014


Temperature Data                                    
High 46.6  Low 27.6             
Average Monthly  37.1              
Departure From Normal  -7.8

Highest 67 on 11

Lowest   11 on  4  

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  857            
Departure From Normal +149  
Total for the Season  4716

Departure From Normal +292

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 0

Departure From Normal 0
Total for the Season  0

Departure From Normal  -2

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 4.26
Departure From Normal  -.14  inches
24-Hours 2.79  inches  on 29

Normal 4.40 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  .2  inches
24-Hours .2 inches  on 3

Departure -5.0  inches

Normal 5.2 inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 7.6  mph
Average Direction W
Fastest  21
Direction W

Date 29

Pressure Data
Highest  30.64  on 4

Lowest  29.02 on  12

Averaged  30.02

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  2  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  19

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  8
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  1
Clear   3
Partly Cloudy 18
Cloudy 10



The month was characterized by a mostly positive AO and NAO index and a negative PNA.

The temperature for March 2014 averaged 37.1 degrees and was 7.8F degrees below normal.  The month ranked as the 3rd coldest such month on record (since 1977) and the coldest since 1978. The month was also the 3rd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures. There were 10 days with maximums of 50 degrees and higher and 3 days with maximums of 60 degrees and higher. There were 2 days with maximums of 32 and lower and 19 days with minimums of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes included 57F on the 11th and 11F on the 4th.             

Precipitation totaled 4.26 inches and was .14 of an inch below normal. The month ranked as the 18th driest such month on record and the driest since 2002.  The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.79 inches on the 29th. The area was sparred 2 coastal systems with snow falling totaling only .2 of an inch. The month ranked as the 3rd least snowiest such month on record and the least snowiest since 2010. The most in a 24-hour period was .2 of an inch on the 13rd.  Snowfall for the season totaled 66.8 inches and tied with the 1993-94 season as the 2nd snowiest such season on record (1976-77) and the snowiest since 1995-96 season. The season was also the 2nd consecutive such season with above normal .

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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