Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MAY 2010


Temperature Data  
High 76.0   Low 56.4             
Average Monthly 66.2                
Departure From Normal +1.3       
Normal 64.9 
Highest 94 on 28 
Lowest 41 on 10 
Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 1    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 5
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 4
Clear 21
Partly Cloudy 6
Cloudy 4
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  88             
Departure From Normal -55  
Normal 143  nbsp;                   &nbs             
Total for the Season 4802
Departure From Normal -614
Normal 4916
Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 132
Departure From Normal +57
Normal 75
Total for the Season 157
Departure From Normal +69
Normal 88 
Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.45 inches
Departure From Normal -.90 inches
24-Hours 1.40 on 18
Normal 4.35  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 5.7  mph
Average Direction WNW
Fastest 18
Direction SSE
Date 28
Snow & Ice
Total .0
24-Hours .0 on .0
Departure .0
Normal .0
Pressure Data
Highest 30.48 on 11
Lowest 29.44 on 8
Averaged 30.00
MAY 2010:

The month featured a negative NAO and PNA. The temperature averaged 66.2F and was 1.3 degrees above normal. The month ranked as the 4th warmest such month on record (1977) and the warmest since 2004. The month was also the third consecutive month of above normal temperatures. Only 7 days averaged below normal. Temperature extremes included 94F on the 26th and 41F on the 10th. There were 14 days with maximums of 60F or higher, 13 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 6 days with maximums of 80F or higher, 1 day with maximums of 90F or higher.  

Precipitation totaled 3.45 inches and ranked as the 18th driest such month on record and the driest since 1992. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with below normal precipitation. There were only 5 days with measurable precipitation (normal is 12). The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.40 inches on the 18th. There were 21 clear days, 6 partly cloudy days and only 4 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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