FALL 2016

Spring 2017

Weather in Historical Perspective
Kearny, NJ

Temperature Data
High 61.2 Low 43.1
Seasonal Average 52.2
Departure From Normal -2
Highest  97 May. 18
Lowest 12 on Mar. 5

Number of Days With
Maximum 32F or Below 4
Maximum 90F or Above 3

Minimum 32F or Below 12

Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More  35
Snow & Ice 1.0 or More 1
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or Less 2
Thunderstorms 6
Clear  16
Partly Cloudy 41
Cloudy  34

 

Heating Degree Days
Total This Season 1261

Departure From Normal +58

Normal 1203



 

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Season 96
Departure From Normal  +8
Normal  88

 

Precipitation Data
Total for the Season  16.41
Departure From Normal +3.08
Normal 11.61

24 Hours 2.82 on May 5

Wind Data
Average Speed 7.8 MPH
Average Direction WSW
Fastest 25 MPH
Direction SSW
Date  Mar. 22

Snow & Ice
Snow & Ice Total  10.8

Departure From Normal +5.2

Normal  5.6

24 Hours 8.5 on Mar. 14

Pressure Data
Highest 30.55 on Apr. 191
Lowest 29.14 on Mar. 14
Averaged 30.01

 

SPRING 2017:  March was a strange month it averaged 38.8F and was 6.1F below normal.  It was also the coldest month since January.  The month tied with March 2005 as the 8th coldest such month on record (since 1977).  Only 9 days averaged above normal. There were 13 days with maximums of 50F and higher, 4 days with maximums of 32F or lower and 17 days with minimums of 32F or lower. Temperatures extremes included 71F on the 1st and 12F on the 5th.

 

The temperature in April averaged 56.9F and was 3.9F above normal.  The month ranked as the second warmest such month on record and the warmest since 2010.  Twelve days averaged near or below normal. There were 9 days with maximums 70F or higher and 5 days with maximums of 80F or higher.

 

The temperature for May averaged 60.9F and was 5.8F below normal.  The month ranked as the eight coldest such month on record and the coldest since 2002.  Only 6 days out of the month averaged above normal. There were 5 days with maximums 80F or higher and 3 days with maximums of 90F or higher and 2 days of 60F or lower.  The weather was changeable with a high of 97Fon the 18th and 52F on the 13th.

 

The spring season averaged 52.2F and ranked as the 13th coldest such season on record and the coldest since 2013.

 

Precipitation for March totaled 5.55 inches and was 1.15 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 10th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 1984. There were 9 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.84 inches on the 14th. Snowfall was also above normal with 10.8 inches. This was the most of the first three months of the year and the most for the season. The month ranked as the 6th snowiest such month on record and the most since 1992. The most received in a 24-hour period was 8.5 inches on the 14th.

 

Precipitation in April totaled 3.63 inches and was .61 on an inch below normal. The month ranked as the 20th driest such month on record and the driest since 2000. The month was also the 6th consecutive such month with below normal precipitation. There were 12 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.32 inches on the 3-4.

Precipitation in May totaled 7.23 inches and was 2.77 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 70th wettest such month on record and the wettest since 2013. There were 14 days with measurable precipitation. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 2.82 inches on the 5th

Precipitation for the season totaled 16.41 inches and ranked as the 9th wettest such season on record and the wettest since 2010. Snowfall totaled 10.8 inches and was 5.6 inches above normal. The month ranked as the 6th such snowiest such month on record and the snowiest since 1992.  For the season snowfall totaled 29.9 inches and ranked as the 18th snowiest such season on record and the snowiest since the 2015-16 season.

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