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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
MAY 2012


Temperature Data  
High 73.3  Low 58.5             
Average Monthly  65.9                
Departure From Normal  +1.0

Normal  64.9      
Highest  91

Lowest 49  on 11

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  18
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  8
Clear   12
Partly Cloudy  8
Cloudy 11

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  63            
Departure From Normal -80  
Normal  143                                    
Total for the Season  3730
Departure From Normal  -1184

Normal  4914

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  98
Departure From Normal +21
Normal 75

Total for the Season 126

Departure From Normal  +38

Normal  38


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 5.89
Departure From Normal  +1.54  inches
24-Hours  1.54  inches  on  21

 Normal 4.35  inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 5.4  mph
Average Direction SSE
Fastest  19
Direction NW

Date 10

Snow & Ice
Total  .0”
24-Hours  .0”
  on 0
Departure  -1.0  inches
Normal  1.0  inches

Pressure Data
Highest  30.21  on 20

Lowest  29.47  on  10

Averaged  29.98

MAY 2012: The pattern featured a negative to neutral NAO and a negative AO index. 

The temperature averaged 65.9F and was 1 degree above normal. The month tied with May 1980 as the 6th warmest such month on record (since 1977). There were 28 days with temperatures above normal.  There were only 20 days with maximums of 70F and higher, 7 days with maximum of 80F and higher and 1 day with a maximum of 90F and higher. Temperature extremes included 91F on the 29th and 49F on the 11th.         

Precipitation totaled 5.89 inches and ranked as the th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1998. The month also ranked as the 2nd consecutive such month with above normal precipitation. The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.52 inches on the 21st. There were 12 clear days and 11 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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