FALL 2016

WINTER 2015-16

Weather in Historical Perspective
Kearny, NJ

Temperature Data
High 47.7 Low 31.5
Seasonal Average 69.6
Departure From Normal +5.0
Highest  71 Dec. 24
Lowest 0 on Feb. 14

Number of Days With
Maximum 32F or Below 10
Maximum 90F or Above 0

Minimum 32F or Below 49

Minimum 0F or Below 1
Precipitation .01 or More  35
Snow & Ice 1.0 or More 3
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or Less 7
Thunderstorms 2
Clear  20
Partly Cloudy 39
Cloudy  32

 

Heating Degree Days
Total This Season 2308

Departure From Normal -501

Normal 2809



 

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Season .0
Departure From Normal  0
Normal 0

 

Precipitation Data
Total for the Season  12.32
Departure From Normal +1.82
Normal 10.50

24 Hours 2.11 on Dec. 23-24

Wind Data
Average Speed 6.3 MPH
Average Direction W
Fastest 32 MPH
Direction W
Date  Jan. 235

Snow & Ice
Snow & Ice Total  32.7

Departure From Normal +9.8

Normal  22.9
24 Hours 26.5 on Jan. 23

Pressure Data
Highest 30.74 on Dec. 5
Lowest 29.23 on Feb. 25
Averaged 30.05

 

WINTER 2015-16: December 2015 was the warmest such month on record (since 1977) averaging 49.2F and was 10.7F above normal. The month was also the 5th consecutive such month with above normal temperatures. Every day averaged near or above normal. There were 12 days with maximums of 60F or higher and 1 day with a maximum over 70F.  There were only 3 days with minimum of 32F or lower.  There were no days with a maximum of 32F or lower. Temperature extremes were 71F on the 24th and 31F on the 6th.

 

January 2016 the temperature averaged 32.9F and ranked as the 12th warmest such month on record and the warmest since 1992. The month was also the 3rd consecutive such month with above normal temperatures. Twelve days averaged near or below normal. There were 4 days with maximums of 50F or higher and 1 day with a maximum over 60F.  There were only 27 days with minimum of 32F or lower and 5 days with maximums of 32F or lower.  Temperature extremes were 61F on the 10th and 10F on the 5th.

 

February 2016 temperature averaged 36.7F and ranked as the 8th warmest such month on record and the warmest since 1991. The month was also the 4th consecutive month with above normal temperatures. Only 10 days averaged below normal. There were 18 days with maximums of 40F or higher. There were only 5 days with maximums of 32F or lower which is normal and 19 days with minimums of 32F and lower.  There was one day with a minimum of 0F.  Temperature extremes were 64F on the 28th and 0F on the 14th.

 

The temperature for the season averaged 39.6F and was the 3rd warmest such season on record and the warmest since 2011-12 season.

 

Precipitation totaled 5.36 inches and was only 1.42 inches above normal (136 percent of normal). The month ranked as the 10th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1978. The month was also the 11th consecutive such month with above normal precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.11 inches during the 23-24. December 2015 ranked third as the least snowiest such month on record since 2011. There were 15 days with measurable rainfall.

 

Precipitation totaled 2.90 inches and ranked as the 15th driest such month on record and the driest since 2014. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.58 inches on the 10th. Snowfall totaled 28.0 inches and ranked as the 3rd snowiest such month behind 1996. There were 8 days with measurable precipitation.

 

Precipitation totaled 4.06 inches and ranked as the 11th wettest such month on record and the driest since 1986. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.15 inches on the 24th. Snowfall was below normal totaling only 4.7 inches and ranked as the 13th least snowiest such month and the least since 2011.

 

Precipitation totaled 12.32 inches and ranked as the 11th wettest such season on record and the wettest since 1993-94 season. The period Jani-Feb. precipitation totaled 6.96 inches and tied with 1988 as the 22nd driest such period on record. Snowfall totaled 32.7 inches and the season ranked as the 10th snowiest such season on record and the snowiest since 1986-87 and 2004-2005 seasons. The season was also the 3rd consecutive such season with above normal snowfall.   

 

There was a total of 10 days with maximums of 32F or lower and 49 days with minimum of 32F or lower. There was one day with a minimum of 0F or lower the first time since 1987. There were a total of 20 clear days and 32 overcast days.

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