Jim Munley's Local Climate Data

Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ


Temperature Data  
High 73.6   Low 58.9             
Average Monthly 66.3                
Departure From Normal -3.8       
Normal 66.3 
Highest 84 on 5 
Lowest 48 on 30 
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 6
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 5
Clear 22
Partly Cloudy 4
Cloudy 4
Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  44             
Departure From Normal 0  
Normal 44  nbsp;                   &nbs             
Total for the Season 44
Departure From Normal -2
Normal 46
Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 90
Departure From Normal -55
Normal 145
Total for the Season 901
Departure From Normal -132
Normal 1033 
Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 1.80 inches
Departure From Normal -2.14 inches
24-Hours 1.18 on 26-27
Normal 3.94  inches
Wind Data
Average Speed 7.3  mph
Average Direction E
Fastest 19
Direction NNE
Date 15
Snow & Ice
Total .0
24-Hours .0 on 0
Departure .0
Normal 0
Pressure Data
Highest 30.34 on 20
Lowest 29.41 on 28
Averaged 30.05

The month featured a positive NAO and PNA index. The average temperature was 66.3F and was 3.8F below normal. The month tied with September 1997 as the 4th coldest such month on record (1978). The month was the 2nd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures. Temperature extremes included 84F on the 5th and 48F on the 30th. Fourteen days averaged above normal. There were 6 with maximums of 80F or higher and 0 days with maximums below 70F.  

Precipitation totaled only 1.80 inches which contrasted with the past 5 months of above normal precipitation. The month tied with September 1990 as the 3rd driest such month on record. Most of the rain fell on the 26-27 when 1.18 inches was recorded. The 1.18 inches was also the most recorded in a 24-hour period. There were 6 days with measurable precipitation. There were 22 clear days and only 4 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.

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