Welcome to Jim Munley's Local Climate Data Page. This contains complete analysis of the Local Climate in Kearny, New Jersey.STATION SUMMARY
KEARNY, NEW JERSEY: Is located on a peninsula formed by the Hackensack River to the east and the Passaic River to the west. These rivers flow into the Newark Bay located at the southern end of the city Newark. To the west are ridges oriented roughly in a SSW to NNE direction. They rise to an elevation of about 200 feet at four and one-half to five miles and to 500 to 600 feet at seven to eight miles. All winds between WNW and NNW are downslopes subject to adiabatic temperature increases. This effect is evident in rapid improvements following weather systems. Easterly winds especially SE, cause an ocean influence on the temperatures. Long periods of very hot weather, are associated with a WSW flow of air, which have a long trajectory over land. Extreme cold come from rapidly moving outbreaks of cold air from the Hudson Bay region. The terrain of the vicinity is hilly with trees and grass. Kearny is 9.33 square miles. The annual temperature is 57F. As for heat waves, temperatures of 100F or greater occur once every three years. However such years as 1980 and 1995 and 1999 had one or more days. The annual rainfall is 46.16 inches. The mean snowfall is 29.0 inches. During the past 36 years, snowfall of 6 inches or more occur on an average of once per season. In 36 years, 10 years fail to produce 6 inches or greater snowfalls. Although, there was two seasons (1976-77 and 1995-96) there were 4 storms of 6 inch or greater snowfall and 2009-10 there were 3. January and February had the greatest frequency during the 36 years with 13 and 10 such storms respectfully. Snowfall of 10 inches or more occur one every two winters. Although, out of the 36 years there were 20 winters, which failed to produce snowfalls of 10 inches or more. During the 36 year period, January had the greatest frequency of such storms with 14. Four 6 inch or more snowfalls occurred during the spring (March-May) and two 10 inch or more snowfalls also occurred in the spring months.
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