Spring Weather in Historical Perspective
Kearny,  NJ

 

Temperature Data 
High 61.3 Low 43.3
Seasonal Average 52.3
Departure From Normal 0.0
Highest 91 on May 4 
Lowest 21 on Mar 26 

 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0
Maximum 90F or Above 2
Minimum 32F or Below 1
Minimum 0F or Below 0    
Precipitation .01 or More 35

Snow & Ice 1.0 or More 2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or Less 2 
Thunderstorms 4
Clear 42
Partly Cloudy 22
Cloudy 28

 

Heating Degree Days
Total This Season 1231
Departure From Normal -184
Normal 1415 



 

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Season 90 
Departure From Normal -3 
Normal 93 

           

 

Precipitation Data
Total for the Season 12.01
Departure From Normal -.95
Normal 12.96

24-Hours 2.48 on Mar 29-30

 

Wind Data
Average Speed 8.7 
Average Direction SSW 
Fastest 27 
Direction NW
Date Mar 24

Snow & Ice  
Snow & Ice Total 5.0
Departure From Normal -1.2
Normal 6.2

24 Hours 2.0 on Mar 6

Pressure Data
Highest 30.55 on Apr 29
Lowest 29.55 on Mar 9
Averaged 29.99

Spring 2001:March 2001 ranked as the 7th such coldest month on record since 1977 and the coldest since 1993. March was also the 6th consecutive such month of above normal temperatures. In April, the pattern consisted of a trough in the West and a ridge in the East. This caused temperatures in April to average above normal. April 2001 ranked as the 8th warmest such month on record and the warmest since 1986. In May, the pattern persisted and May 2001 ranked as the 9th warmest such month on record and the warmest since 1977. The season as a whole averaged 52.3F and was normal. The season ranked as the 11th coolest such season on record and the coolest since 1995. Forty six days averaged below normal and 40 days averaged below or near normal. During May 20 days averaged below normal. Temperature extremes included 91F on May 4th and 21F on March 27th. There were 48 days with maximums of 60F or above, 26 days with maximums of 70F or above, 10 days with maximums of 80F or above and 2 days with maximums of 90F or above. There were 15 with minimums of 32F or lower, 1 day with minimums of 32F or higher. There were 42 clear days and 28 overcast days.

Precipitation in March totaled 7.24 inches and ranked as the 5th wettest month on record since 1977 and the wettest since 1998. In April, precipitation totaled 2.26 inches and tied with 1999 as the 3rd driest such month on record. In May, precipitation totaled 2.87 inches and ranked as the 9th driest such month on record and the driest since 1997. During the Spring, precipitation totaled 12.01 inches and ranked as the 14th driest such season on record and the driest since 1982. Measurable precipitation fell on 35 days. Snowfall in March totaled 5.0 inches and ranked as the 7th least snowiest such month on record and the least snowiest since 1998. The most snow to fall in a 24 hour period was 5.0 on March 6th. There were 42 days and 28 clear days.

 

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