FALL 2016

Fall 2017

Weather in Historical Perspective
Kearny, NJ

Temperature Data
High 70.1 Low 55.4
Seasonal Average 60.3
Departure From Normal -1.5
Highest  92 Sep. 24
Lowest 23 on Nov. 11

Number of Days With
Maximum 32F or Below 0
Maximum 90F or Above 3

Minimum 32F or Below 8

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  26
Snow & Ice 1.0 or More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or Less 0
Thunderstorms 4
Clear  30
Partly Cloudy 43
Cloudy  18

 

Heating Degree Days
Total This Season 692

Departure From Normal -208

Normal 900



 

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Season 101
Departure From Normal  -70
Normal  171

 

Precipitation Data
Total for the Season  7.05”
Departure From Normal -4.39”
Normal 11.44

24 Hours 3.12” on Oct. 29-307

Wind Data
Average Speed 7.7 MPH
Average Direction WSW
Fastest 25 MPH
Direction ESE
Date  Oct. 29

Snow & Ice
Snow & Ice Total  T

Departure From Normal -.06”

Normal  .6”

24 Hours T  on Nov. 20

Pressure Data
Highest 30.64 on Oct. 3
Lowest 28.85 on Oct. 30
Averaged 30.11

 

Fall 2017:  Temperatures in September averaged 71.1F and was -0.5F below normal.  The month tied with September 1983 as the 4th warmest such month on record (since 1977).  The month was the fourth consecutive such month and consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Sixteen consecutive days averaged above normal (13-28). There were only 3 days with maximums of 90F or higher.  Temperature extremes included 92F on the 24th and 51F on the 29th

 

In October temperatures for the month averaged 63.9F and was 4.2F above normal.  The month ranked as the warmest such month on record and the warmest since 2007. Eleven days averaged near or below normal. There were 22 days with maximums of 70 and higher and 7 days with maximums of 80F and high. Temperature extremes included 86F on the 5th and 39F on the 17th.

November’s temperatures averaged 45.9F and was 3.7F below normal.  The month ranked as the 17th coldest such month on record and the coldest since 1982. Ten days averaged above normal. There were 7 days with maximums of 60 and higher and 8 days with maximums of 50F and lower. Temperature extremes included 79F on the 3rd and 23F on the 11th.

The season averaged 60.3 and tied with autumn 2015 as the warmest such season on record.

Precipitation totaled only 1.74 inches in September and was 2.74 inches below normal. The month ranked as the 4th driest such month on record since 2005. The month also ranked as the 5th consecutive such month with below normal precipitation. There were 7 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was .99 of an inch on the 2-3. There were only 12 clear days and only 5 overcast days.

October’s precipitation totaled only 4.00 inches and was .28 of an inch above normal. The month ranked as the 16th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1984. Most of the rainfall fell on the 29-30th with 3.12 inches. Before then, precipitation was light and sparse with only .88 of an inch.  The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 3.12 inches on the 29-30th. There were 11 clear days and only 8 overcast days.

Precipitation in November totaled only 1.31 inches and was 2.55 inches below normal. The month ranked as the 3rd driest such month on record and the driest since 2001.  Most of the rainfall fell on the 7th and 8th with .68 on an inches. There were only 7 clear days and only 5 overcast days.

Precipitation for the season totaled 7.05 inches and ranked as the 4th driest such season on record and the driest since 1982. The period September-October precipitation totaled 5.74 inches and ranked as the 12th driest such season on record and the driest since 2001.

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