Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
January, 2001


Temperature Data  
High 40.0  Low 25.3             
Average Monthly 32.6                
Departure From Normal +2.6        
Highest 54 on 30 
Lowest 14  on 3 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 2  
Maximum 90F or Above 0    
Minimum 32F or Below 25
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 11
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 2
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 2
Thunderstorms 0
Clear 14
Partly Cloudy 14
Cloudy 3

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  998             
Departure From Normal -27 
Normal  1025                                    
Total for the Season 3012
Departure From Normal +181
Normal 2831

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 0
Departure From Normal 0
Normal 0
Total for the Season 0
Departure From Normal 0
Normal 0 


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 3.21 inches
Departure From Normal -.75inches
24-Hours 1.08 on 18-19
Normal 3.96  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 7.6  mph
Average Direction SW
Fastest 25
Direction NNW
Date 27

Snow & Ice
Total 7.2
24-Hours 5.0 on 21
Departure -3.4
Normal 10.6

Pressure Data
Highest 30.50 on 22
Lowest 30.43 on 30
Averaged 30.03

January 2001: The long wave pattern consisted of a trough in the West and a ridge in the western Atlantic. This caused temperatures to average 2.6F above normal. January 2001 ranked as the 7th warmest such month on record since 1977 and the warmest since 1992. January 2001 was also the 5th consecutive such month of above normal temperatures. Eleven days averaged near or below normal. Temperature extremes included 54F on the 30th and 14F on the 3rd. Ten days had maximums of 40F or higher and there were also 2 days with maximums or 50F or higher, There were 2 days with maximums of 32F or lower and 25 days with minimums of 32F or lower. 

Precipitation totaled 3.21 inches and was .75 inches below normal. January 2001 ranked the 9th driest such month on record since 1977 and the wettest since 1984. January 2001 was also the 2nd consecutive such month of below normal precipitation. The most rainfall to fall in a 24-hour period was 1.08 inches on the 18th-19th. Snowfall totaled below normal with 7.2 inches. January ranked as the 13th least snowiest such month on record since 1976-77 and the least since 1981. The most to fall in a 24-hour period was 5.0 inches on the 21st. There were 14 clear days and only 3 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.


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