Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MAY 2009


Temperature Data  
High 71.7   Low 54.9             
Average Monthly 63.3                
Departure From Normal -1.6       
Normal 64.9 
Highest 87 on 22 
Lowest 43 on 19 
Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 13
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 3
Clear 16
Partly Cloudy 8
Cloudy 7
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  108             
Departure From Normal -35  
Normal  143                                   
Total for the Season 4838
Departure From Normal -78
Normal 4916
Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 53
Departure From Normal -22
Normal 75
Total for the Season 97
Departure From Normal +9br> Normal 88 
Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 5.76 inches
Departure From Normal +1.41 inches
24-Hours 2.21 on 7
Normal 4.35  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 6.1  mph
Average Direction WSW
Fastest 17
Direction NW
Date 2
Snow & Ice
Total .0
24-Hours .0 on 0
Departure .0
Normal T
Pressure Data
Highest 30.41 on 20
Lowest 29.50 on 9
Averaged 30.02
MAY 2009:

The month featured a positive NAO and a mostly negative PNA. The average temperature in April was 63.3F and was -1.6 degrees below normal. The month ranked as the 10th warmest such month on record (1977) and the warmest since 2000. The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures. Temperature extremes included 87F on the 22nd and 43F on the 19th. Nine days averaged near to below normal. There were 27 days with maximums of 60F or higher, 19 days with maximums of 70F or higher and 6 days with a maximum of 80F or higher.  

Precipitation totaled 5.76 inches and was 1.41 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 8th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1988. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with above normal precipitation. There were 13 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.21 inches recorded on the 7th (record for the day).

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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