Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
May, 2001


Temperature Data  
High 72.0  Low 54.2             
Average Monthly 63.1                
Departure From Normal -0.2       
Highest 91 on 4 
Lowest 42  on 7 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 2    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 9
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 1
Thunderstorms 2
Clear 17
Partly Cloudy 5
Cloudy 9

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  127             
Departure From Normal -1 
Normal  128                                    
Total for the Season 5065
Departure From Normal -89
Normal 5154

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 77
Departure From Normal -2
Normal 79
Total for the Season 90
Departure From Normal -3
Normal 93 


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 2.87 inches
Departure From Normal -1.27 inches
24-Hours 1.27 on 22
Normal 4.41  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 7.8  mph
Average Direction S
Fastest 20
Direction NW
Date 30

Snow & Ice
Total 0.0
24-Hours 0.0 on 0
Normal 0.0

Pressure Data
Highest 30.57 on 7
Lowest 29.74 on 28
Averaged 30.02

May 2001: The upper pattern during the month consisted of a trough in the West and a ridge in the East. May 2001 ranked as the 9th warmest such month on record since 1977. Ten days averaged above normal and 21 days averaged near or below normal. Temperature extremes included 91F on the 4th and 42F on the 7th. There were 11 days with maximums above 75F and 5 days with maximums above 85F. There were 20 days with maximums of 75F or lower, and 10 days with maximums or 65F or lower and 3 days with maximums of 60F or lower. 

Precipitation totaled 2.87 inches and was 1.54 inches below normal. May 2001 ranked as the 9th driest such month on record and the driest since 1997. Much of the month was dry heading towards the driest May on record. Most of the rain fell from the 21st-31st. May 2001 was the 2nd consecutive such month of below normal precipitation. The most rainfall to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.27 of an inch on the 22nd. The period April-May a total of 4.77 inches of precipitation fell. This period ranked 3rd for the driest such period on record and the driest since 1992. There were 17 clear days and only 9 overcast days.


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