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Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny, NJ
May 2017


Temperature Data                                    
High 69.7 Low 52             
Average Monthly  60.9             
Departure From Normal  -5.8

Highest 97 on 18

Lowest  40 on  10

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month 182            
Departure From Normal  +41  
Total for the Season  4396

Departure From Normal  -532

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month  61

Departure From Normal -18
Total for the Season 96

Departure From Normal -1

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 7.23
Departure From Normal  +2.77  inches
24-Hours 2.82 inches  on 5

Normal 4.46 inches

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

Departure .0  inches

Normal 1.0 inches

Season Total 30.9 inches
Departure -1.0 inches

Wind Data
Average Speed 7.6 mph
Average Direction W
Fastest 20
Direction E

Date 30

Pressure Data
Highest  30.38 on 21

Lowest  29.33 on  6

Averaged  30.01

Number of Days With   
Maximum 32F or Below  0  
Maximum 90F or Above 3    
Minimum 32F or Below  0

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  14
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0

Thunderstorms  3
Clear 3

Partly Cloudy 16
Cloudy 12

The temperature for May averaged 60.9F and was 5.8F below normal.  The month ranked as the eight coldest such month on record (since 1977) and the coldest since 2002.  Only 6 days out of the month averaged above normal. There were 5 days with maximums 80F or higher and 3 days with maximums of 90F or higher and 2 days of 60F or lower.  The weather was changeable with a high of 97Fon the 18th and 52F on the 13th.

Precipitation totaled 7.23 inches and was 2.77 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 70th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 2013. There were 14 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.82 inches on the 5th.  There were only 3 clear days and 12 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.


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