Seasonal Climate Data
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Spring 2009 Weather in Historical Perspective
Kearny, NJ

Temperature Data
High 62.4 Low 44.2
Seasonal Average 53.3
Departure From
Normal -0.9
Highest 93 on Apr. 26
Lowest 12 on Mar. 3

Number of Days With
Maximum 32F or Below 2
Maximum 90F or Above 3
Minimum 32F or Below 15

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 30
Snow & Ice 1.0 or More 2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or Less 0
Thunderstorms 8
Clear 48
Partly Cloudy 22
Cloudy 22

 

Heating Degree Days
Total This Season 1161
Departure From
Normal -42
Normal 1203



 

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Season 97
Departure From
Normal +9
Normal 88

 

Precipitation Data
Total for the Season 11.57
Departure From Normal -1.04
Normal 12.61
24-Hours 2.21 on May 7

 

Wind Data
Average Speed 7.3
Average Direction SW
Fastest 29
Direction NE
Date May 7

Snow & Ice
Snow & Ice Total 7.7
Departure From
Normal +2.1
Normal 5.6

24 Hours 7.5 on Mar 1-2

Pressure Data
Highest 30.59 on Mar. 13
Lowest 29.13 on Apr. 3
Averaged 30.04

 

SPRING 2009: The temperature in March averaged 41.9F and was 1.5F below normal. The month tied with March 1997 and 1999 as the 13th coldest such month on record (1977). The month was also the 3rd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures. Temperature extremes included 71F on the 7th (which was not a record) and 12F on the 3rd (also not a record). Eighteen days averaged above normal. Nineteen days had maximums of 50F or higher. There were 6 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 1 day with a maximum of 70F or higher. There were 2 days with maximums of 32F or lower and 15 days with minimums of 32F or lower. The average temperature in April was 54F and was +0.3 degrees above normal. The month ranked as the 9th warmest such month on record (1977) and the warmest since 2004. The month was also the 5th warmest such month on record. The average temperature in April was 63.3F and was -1.6 degrees below normal. The month ranked as the 10th warmest such month on record (1977) and the warmest since 2000. The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with below normal temperatures. The season as a whole averaged 53.3 and ranked as the 19th coldest such season on record and the coldest since last year. The season also ranked as the 5th consecutive such season with below normal temperatures.

Precipitation in March totaled only 1.06 inches and tied with March 1995 ranked as the 2nd driest such month on record. The month was also the 3rd consecutive month with below normal precipitation. There were only 8 days with measurable precipitation. Precipitation in April totaled only 4.75 inches and was .84 of an inch above normal. The month ranked as the 10th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1996. The month was also the 2nd consecutive such month with above normal precipitation. There were 9 days with measurable precipitation. Precipitation in May totaled 5.76 inches and was 1.41 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 8th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1988. The month was also the 2nd consecutive month with above normal precipitation. There were 13 days with measurable precipitation. A total of 11.57 inches was recorded for the season and ranked as the 13th wettest such season on record and the wettest since 1991. The season was also the 2nd consecutive such season with above normal precipitation. The period April-May ranked as the 8th wettest such period and the wettest since 1978. The most received in a 24-hour period was 2.21 inches on May 7th. Snowfall totaled 7.7 inches and was 2.1 inches above normal for the season. The month of March recorded 7.7 inches and ranked as the 8th snowiest such month on record and the snowiest since 2005.