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Local Climate Data
Kearny, NJ
MARCH 2016


Temperature Data                                    
High 58.9 Low 38.2             
Average Monthly  48.5              
Departure From Normal  +3.6

Highest 81 on 10

Lowest  23 on 3

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  515            
Departure From Normal  -193  
Total for the Season  3505.5

Departure From Normal  -918.5

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  4

Departure From Normal  +2
Total for the Season 4

Departure From Normal +2

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month .98
Departure From Normal  -3.42  inches
24-Hours .24 inches  on 14

Normal 4.40 inches

Snow & Ice
Total  1.2  inches
24-Hours 1.0 inches  on 4

Departure -4.0  inches

Normal 5.2” inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 7.6  mph
Average Direction W
Fastest  20
Direction SE

Date 31

Pressure Data
Highest  30.44 on 27

Lowest  29.47 on  2

Averaged  30.05

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  0  
Maximum 90F or Above  0    
Minimum 32F or Below  10

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  7
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0

Thunderstorms  1
Clear 6
Partly Cloudy 20
Cloudy 5


The temperature for March 2016 averaged 48.5F and ranked as the 3rd 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 10 days averaged near or below normal. There were 25 days with maximums of 50F or higher, 14 days with maximums of 60F or higher, 5 days with maximums of 70F or higher and 2 days with maximums of 80F or higher. There were 10 days with minimums of 32F or lower.  Temperature extremes were 81F on the 10th and 23 on the 3rd.  

Precipitation totaled only .98 of an inch in March and ranked as the 3rd driest such month on record and the driest since 2012. The month was also the 5th consecutive such month with below normal precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was .34 inches on the 14th. Snowfall was also below normal with only 1.2 inches and ranked as the 4th least snowiest such month on record and the least since 1982. For the season snow totaled 33.9 inches and ranked as the 15th snowiest such season on record and the most since 1976-77 season. There were 7 days with measurable precipitation. There were only 6 clear days and 5 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.


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