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Local Climate Data
Kearny, NJ
MAY 2016


Temperature Data                                    
High 73.2 Low 52.5             
Average Monthly  62.8              
Departure From Normal  -3.9

Highest 96 on 28

Lowest  39 on 16

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  164.5            
Departure From Normal  +23.5  
Total for the Season  4055.5

Departure From Normal  -8749.5

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  97.5

Departure From Normal  +18.8
Total for the Season 122

Departure From Normal +55

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.42
Departure From Normal  -1.04  inches
24-Hours 1.13 inches  on 29-30

Normal 4.46 inches

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

Departure .0”  inches

Normal 0” inches



Wind Data
Average Speed 7.5  mph
Average Direction E
Fastest  21
Direction SSW

Date 9

Pressure Data
Highest  30.30 on 10

Lowest  29.58 on  14

Averaged  30.02

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  0  
Maximum 90F or Above  4    
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  0
Clear 3
Partly Cloudy 16
Cloudy 12


The temperature for May 2016 averaged 62.8F and was 3.9F below normal.  The month ranked as the 17th coldest such month on record (since 1977) and the coldest since 1999. There were 9 days that averaged near or above normal and they occurred late in the month. There were 8 days with maximums of 80F or higher and 4 days with maximums of 90F and higher. Temperatures extremes included 96F on the 28th and 39F on the 16th.   

Precipitation totaled 3.42 inches and ranked as the 16th driest such month on record and the driest since 1992. It was also the 2nd consecutive month with below normal precipitation. The period April-May precipitation totaled 5.05 inches and ranked as the 7th driest such period on record and the driest since 2001.  It was also the 2nd consecutive such period with below normal precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.13 inches on the 29-30th. There were only 3 clear days and 12 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.


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