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Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
OCT 2012


Temperature Data                                    
High 65.9  Low 51.7             
Average Monthly  58.8                
Departure From Normal +0.8

Highest  84  on 5

Lowest  35  on 13  

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  199            
Departure From Normal -97  
Total for the Season  215

Departure From Normal  -125

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 16
Departure From Normal -19
Total for the Season 1362

Departure From Normal  +159

Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.02
Departure From Normal  -.48  inches
24-Hours  1.09  inches  on  29-30

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



Wind Data
Average Speed 5.9  mph
Average Direction WNW
Fastest  30
Direction SE

Date 30

Pressure Data
Highest  30.50  on 13

Lowest  28.50  on  29

Averaged  29.99

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  12
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More  0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less  0

Thunderstorms  0
Clear   11
Partly Cloudy  8
Cloudy 45



The pattern featured a mostly negative NAO and a PNA. 

The temperature averaged 58.8F and was 0.8 degree above normal. The month tied with October 20110 as the 5th warmest such month on record (since 1977).  There were 91 days that temperatures that averaged near or below normal. There were 7 days with maximums of 70F and higher and 2 days with maximums of 80F and higher. Temperature extremes included 84F on the 15th and 35F on the 13th.          

Precipitation totaled 3.02 inches and ranked 15th driest such month on record and the driest since 1999. R=The period Sep-Oct. a total of 7.25 inches of rain was recorded and ranked as the 5th wettest such period on record. Most of the month’s rain fell at the beginning and end of the month. The most received in a 24-hour period was 1.09 inches on the 29th-30th. There were 11 clear days and 12 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, Jr.

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