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 ACUSHNET WEATHER REVIEW JUNE 2017

A drier than normal June here in the northern part of Acushnet with near normal temperatures and a little on the breezy side. 1.44" of rain fell during the first 7 days of June but most of it being a  nuisance with something falling just about every day. Mother Nature turned up the heat and the pine pollen on the 10th. of June and temps hit 93 deg. on the 12th. and 13th. at my location. A cool down with unsettled conditions followed. Some ideal June days during the last third of the month were briefly interrupted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy on the 24th.. Some 0.97" fell with embedded thunder heard here in Acushnet. Day lily blooms showing by June 26th. and fireflies sparked by the end of a decent month of June


June 2017 Acushnet, Mass. 41deg,44min N 70deg, 55min W

Ave High 77.0 deg.

Ave Low 56.6 deg.

June Mean 66.8 deg. is 0.1 deg. below normal

High Temp 93 deg. on June 13 & 14th.

Low Temp 42 deg. on June 8th.

Days 90 or above 2

Total Precip. 3.00" is 1.25" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip. 0.97" on June 24th.

Total 2017 Precip. 29.58" is 3.08" above normal

T-Storm Days 2

High Wind Gust 24 mph on June 30th.

Heating Degree Days 68

Cooling Degree Days 125

High Barometer 30.15" on June 29th.

Low Barometer 29.56" on June 24th.

Tom Carr 


MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

JUNE 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 66.9°F (departure: +0.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 76.2°F

Average daily low: 57.7°F

Month's high: 93°F on 13th

Month's low: 46°F on 3rd, 8th

Days with high 90°F or higher: 1


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.87" (departure: -0.94")

Year's total: 27.35" (departure: +2.85")

Previous 12 months total (7/16 to 6/17): 46.02" (departure: -2.89")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.83" on the 24th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Final season snowfall total: 46.4” (departure: +5.9”)


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.16" on 29th

Month's low: 29.57" on 24th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 26 mph on the 16th

Heating degree days: 56, final season total: 5306 (last year: 4950)

Cooling degree days: 120, season: 131 (last year: 127)


Comments: A warm month. High temperature for the month was 93F on the 13th, the first June 90-degree-day since 2012. Twelve days had highs in the 80's...Eleven days had measurable precipitation but the month was nearly an inch drier than normal. Thirteen days this month judged to have predominately overcast skies... Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy brought 0.83” of rain with thunder on the 24th.


Dennis Bollea


Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

MAY 2017

ACUSHNET, MASSACHUSETTS

A colder than normal May here in the northern part of Acushnet with
above normal precipitation. The May mean temperature of 56.7 deg. was 1.2 degrees below normal and it was the coldest May since 2008 saw a mean of 56.2 degrees
Short lived heat just after mid month saw the temperature soar to 94 degrees on the18th, followed by 90 degrees on the 19th, before falling back to cloudy and cool and wet.
The stuck in the ruts of unsettled weather got deeper during May as
some precipitation fell on 15 days during the month. May saw 6.19" of fall during the month and it was the wettest May at my location since 2006 saw 7.43".
Vegetation thrived during the cool and wet and lilacs bloomed by the
10th. and blue flag iris by the 22nd. and a lady slipper or two by months end.
The Spring Season ( March, April, May) was slightly colder than normal
with much above normal precipitation. It was the wettest Spring Season since
2010 saw 19.57" due to some 15.61" falling in just the month of March that year.
May 2017 & the Spring Season Acushnet, Mass. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 65.1 deg.
Ave Low 48.3 deg.                                    
May Mean 56.7 deg. is 1.2 deg. below normal
High Temp 94 deg.on May 18th.
Low Temp 34 deg. on May 9th.
Days 90 or above 2
Total Precip. 6.19" is 2.42" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip. 1.26" on May 14th.
Total 2017 Precip. 26.58" is 4.33" above normal
T-Storm Days 2
High Wind Gust 26 mph on May 2nd. & 17th.
Heating Degree Days 295
Cooling Degree Days 31
High Barometer 30.38" on May 21st.
Low Barometer 29.41 on May 15th.
Spring Season (mar,apr,may)
Average Temp 47.7 deg. is 0.4 deg. below normal
Total Precip. 17.17" is 3.21" above normal
Total Snowfall 9.0" is .9" above normal
Tom Carr

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

MAY 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 56.4°F (departure: -0.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 63.8°F

Average daily low: 48.9°F

Month's high: 82°F on the 19th

Month's low: 38°F on the 9th

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 5.82" (departure: +1.86")

Year's total: 24.48" (departure: +3.79")

Previous 12 months total (6/16 to 5/17): 44.76" (departure: -4.41")

Max. 24hr. Total: 1.30" on 13th-14th

Days with 0.01" or more: 15

Days with 1.00” or more: 1

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.38" on 21st

Month's low: 29.44" on 15th, 26th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 8

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 5th

Heating degree days: 271, season: 5250 (last year: 4932)

Cooling degree days: 11, season: 11 (last year: 22)

 

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY (Mar, Apr, May)—

Average daily mean temperature: 47.1°F (departure: -0.6 deg.)

Season’s high: 82°F on May 19

Season’s low: 10°F on March 5

Precipitation: 16.56“ (departure: +3.80“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.34“ on April 1

Snowfall: 8.7“ (departure: -0.2“)

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 24

 

Comments: Wet and cool May in Fairhaven this year. Active weather pattern provided 15 days with measurable precipitation but just one day with thunder. April and May combined to be 5.12 inches wetter than normal... It was the coldest May and first below average May temperature-wise since 2008. Just one 80-degree-day for the month... The spring season was wet and cool. Spring precip of 16.56 inches is the 3rd wettest on record (since 1975) and wettest since 2001.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level


 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

APRIL 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 50.2°F (departure: +2.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 58.3°F

Average daily low: 42.0°F

Month's high: 77°F on the 17th

Month's low: 30°F on the 1st

Days with low 32°F or below: 1

Days with high 32°F or below: 0


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 7.19" (departure: +3.26")

Year's total: 18.66" (departure: +1.93")

Previous 12 months total (5/16 to 4/17): 43.13" (departure: -5.75")

Max. 24hr. Total: 2.34" on the 1st

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 4


Month’s snow: trace (departure: -1.5”)

Season’s snow: 46.4” (departure: +5.9”)


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.58" on 19th

Month's low: 29.28" on 6th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 11

Peak wind gust: 35 mph on the 6th

Heating degree days: 441, season: 4976 (last year: 4682)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 81, (last year: 127)


Comments: A very warm and very wet April this year in Fairhaven. 7.19 inches of precipitation is the wettest April since 7.93 inches in 2007. It was also the wettest month (any month) since July 2014 (8.90”). A very wet start to the month, 4.95” after the first week... After a rather cool start to the month, the month ended up 2.6 degrees warmer than normal. It was the warmest April since 2010. Two days had temps over 70 degrees, worth mentioning for this coastal location... A very cloudy month. Thirteen days were judged to be predominately overcast, just two days judged to have clear skies.


Dennis Bollea

 

Weather review for Acushnet MA APRIL 2017

A much warmer and wetter than normal April here in the north part of Acushnet.  The mean temperature of 51.9 deg. for this April is the 2nd.

warmest April on my temperature records back to 1985.  My warmest April was in 2010 with a mean of 52.9 deg.  It was the wettest April since 8.56"

fell in 2007.   The wettest April on my precip. records back to 1979 was in 1983 when 10.62" fell.

April started off very wet as 5.23" of rain and a trace of snow fell during the first 7 days of the month.   The peepers were happy and they were followed by blooming daffodils and forsythia by mid month. Easter Sunday was a summer like 83 degrees.

The second half of the month soon became typical Spring stuck in  rut wet.  A hummingbird arrived early in the morning on the last day of the month.


       April 2017 Acushnet, Mass.     41deg,44min N     70deg,55min W


Ave High     61.5 deg.

Ave Low     42.3 deg.

April Mean     51.9 deg. is 4.0 deg. above normal

High Temp.    83 deg. on April 16th.

Low Temp     29 deg on April 3rd.

Days 90 or above     0

Total Precip.     7.88" is 3.20" above normal

Max 24hr, Precip.     2.42" on April 1st.

Snowfall       trace

Total 2017 Precip.     20.39" is 1.91" above normal

Season Snowfall   (dec-apr)  46.3" is 7.8" above normal

T- Storm Days     2

High Wind Gust     32 mph on April 8th.

Heating Degree Days     409

Cooling Degree Days     11

High Barometer     30.57" on April 19th.

Low Barometer      29.26" on April 6th.

Tom Carr

 

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

MARCH 2017

AUSHNET, MASSACHUSETTS

A much colder than normal March here in the northern part
of Acushnet, with below normal precipitation. Snowfall was a little above
normal for the month. Cold and windy made go fly a kite out of the question.
March 2017 with a mean temperature of 34.6 degrees was slightly
colder than any of the previous Winter Season months. Winds gusted to
over 40 mph three times during the month and almost half of the month
saw winds gusting above 25 mph. Plenty of pick up sticks.
The low barometer of 28.86" during the March 14th. snow by 8
rain by noon event at my location was the third lowest March barometer
reading on my records. The March 14th.Blizzard of 1993 saw a 28.50"
low barometer and a rain to snow event on March 8th.. 2005 saw 28.68"
March 2017 Acushnet, Mass. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 43.5 deg.
Ave Low 25.6 deg.
March Mean 34.8 deg. is 3.8 deg. below normal
High Temp 57 deg. on March 21st.
Low Temp 08 deg. on March 12th.
Days 0 or below 0
Total Precip. 3.71" is 1.80" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip. 1.53" on March 14th.
Snowfall 9.0" is 2.3" above normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall 5.5" on March 10th.
Total 2017 Precip. 12.51" is 1.29" below normal
Season Snowfall (dec-mar) 46.3"
T-Storm Days 1
High Wind Gust 49mph on March 11th.
Heating Degree Days 952
Cooling Degree Days 0
High Barometer 30.53" on March 24th.
Low Barometer 28.86" on March 14th.
Tom Carr
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

MARCH 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 34.6°F (departure: -3.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 42.6°F

Average daily low: 26.5°F

Month's high: 57°F on the 9th

Month's low: 10°F on the 5th

Days with low 32°F or below: 22

Days with high 32°F or below: 4

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.55" (departure: -1.32")

Year's total: 11.47" (departure: -1.33")

Previous 12 months total (4/16 to 3/17): 40.05" (departure: -9.20")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.36" on the 14th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 1


Month’s snow: 8.7” (departure: +1.3”)

Season’s snow: 46.4” (departure: +7.4”)

Max. 24hr. Total: 6.2” on the 10th

Days with 0.1” or more: 2

Days with 6.0” or more: 1


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.52" on 24th

Month's low: 28.85" on 14th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 40 mph on the 14th

Heating degree days: 936, season: 4538 (last year: 4109)

Snow Depth Days: 16, season: 81, (last year: 122)


Comments: Very cold and windy month. The average daily mean temperature of 34.6F was colder than that of December, January and February. This March averaged 7.3 degrees colder than March of last year...6.2 inches of snow fell on the 10th followed by bitter cold on the 11th-13th. On the 14th an intensifying system left over an inch of precip, 40mph wind gusts and a low barometer reading of 28.85”...Wind advisories were posted several times this month. Five days recorded 30+ mph wind gusts.


Dennis Bollea


Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level


 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

FEBRUARY 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 36.0°F (departure: +4.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 44.4°F

Average daily low: 27.6°F

Month's high: 64°F on the 25th

Month's low: 10°F on the 10th

Days with low 32°F or below: 20

Days with high 32°F or below: 2


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.13" (departure: -1.35")

Year's total: 7.92" (departure: -0.01")

Previous 12 months total (3/16 to 2/17): 39.23" (departure: -10.09")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.87" on 9th

Days with 0.01" or more: 10

Days with 1.00" or more: 0


Month’s snow: 12.4” (departure: ±0.0”)

Season’s snow: 37.7” (departure: +6.1”)

Max. 24hr. total: 9.5” on the 9th

Days with 0.1” or more: 4

Days with 6.0” or more: 1


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.42" on 28th

Month's low: 29.18" on 16th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 38 mph on the 9th

Heating degree days: 805, season: 3602 (last year: 3397)

Snow Depth Days: 46, season: 65, (last year: 118)


WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (Dec., Jan., Feb.)—

Average daily mean temperature: 35.5°F (departure: +3.2 deg.)

Season’s high: 64°F on February 25

Season’s low: 6°F on January 9

Precipitation: 11.55“ (departure: +1.05“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.94“ on January 23-24

Snowfall: 37.7“ (departure: +6.9“)

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 23


Comments: Very warm February in Fairhaven. High temperature for the month of 64F came within 1 degree from equaling the all-time high for February (65F on 2/27/1976). The final seven days of the month averaged 9 degrees above normal. It was the 10th consecutive month to average warmer than normal...It was somewhat drier than average. 2.13” for the month is 61% of normal. Just 0.09” for the final twelve days of the month...Blizzard conditions on the 9th with 9.5” of snow, 38mph wind gusts and thundersnow...The winter season was quite warm, a bit wetter and somewhat snowier than normal.


Dennis Bollea


Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

FEBRUARY 2017 REVIEW ACUSHNET MA

Hello All:
A much warmer than normal February here in the northern
part of Acushnet. The month was drier than normal and a little snowier.
Blizzard conditions hit on the 9th. of the month as light rain changed
to snow and then thunder snow and colder blowing snow. 8.5" fell at my
location but higher amounts being reported elsewhere. The snow lasted
on the ground until the 19th. of the month when a fine 62 deg. day emptied
the houses.
Cabin fever turned to Spring fever by the 23rd. with 3 days setting
record high daily temps for February. The temperature hit 70 deg. here
on the 25th. and 69 deg. the day before and red winged blackbirds were
reported arriving and croci opening.
The Winter Season (Dec,Jan,Feb) was warmer and snowier and a
little drier than normal.
February 2017 Acushnet, Ma. 41 deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 46.3 deg.
Ave Low 26.6 deg.
Feb Mean 36.5 deg. is 5.4 deg. above normal
High Temp 70 deg. on Feb. 25th.
Low Temp 9 deg. on Feb. 10th.
Days 0 or below 0
Total Precip. 2.53" is 1.49" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip. 0.90" on Feb. 9th.
Snowfall 12.9" is 1.8" above normal
Max 24 hr. snowfall 8.5" on Feb. 9th.
Total 2017 Precip. 8.80" is 0.51" above normal
Season Snowfall (Dec - Feb ) 37.3"
T- Storm Days 1
High Wind Gust 33 mph on Feb. 13th.
Heating Degree Days 806
Cooling Degree Days 0
High Barometer 30.41" on Feb. 28th.
Low Barometer 29.20" on Feb. 15th.
The Winter Season ( Dec,Jan,Feb ) 2016-2017
Ave. Temp. 35.3 deg. is 3.2 deg. above normal
Total Precip. 12.31" is 0.82" below normal
Total Snowfall 37.3" is 8.3" above normal
Tom Carr

JANUARY 2017 WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET MA

A warmer, wetter, and snowier than normal January here

in the northern part of Acushnet. The mean temperature of 34.8 degrees

was 5.0 deg. above normal making it the warmest January since 2002 saw

a mean of 36.1 deg.. A string of 8 days Jan. 21-28th never saw the

temperature fall below the freezing mark.

The first 10 days of 2017 saw rain then snowy then cold producing

2.39" of total precipitation including 19" in the form of snow and single

1 deg. temps. on 2 mornings. This was followed by more rain and wind

with 3 days into the low 50's and poof the snow was gone till the last day

of the month. A nor'easter lacking cold air filled the swamps with over

2.60" of water during the final third of January. It was our wettest month

since December of 2015.

January 2017 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 41.9 deg.

Ave Low 27.6 deg.

Jan Mean 34.8 deg. is 5.0 deg. above normal

High Temp 56 deg. on Jan. 12th.

Low Temp 1 deg. on Jan 9-10th.

Days 0 or below 0

Total Precip. 6.27" is 2.00" above normal

Max 24 hr. Precip. 2.12 " on Jan. 24th.

Snowfall 21.3" is 10.8" above normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall 14.0" on Jan. 7th.

Total 2017 Precip. 6.27" is 2.00" above normal

Season Snowfall ( dec - jan ) 24.4"

T- Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 32 mph on Jan. 11th.

Heating Degree Days 946

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.69" on Jan. 14th.

Low Barometer 29.19" on Jan. 24th.

Tom Carr

 

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

JANUARY 2017

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 35.2°F (departure: +5.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 41.5°F

Average daily low: 28.9°F

Month's high: 53°F on the 12th

Month's low: 6°F on the 9th

Days with low 32F or below: 18

Days with high 32F or below: 5


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 5.79" (departure: +1.34")

Year's total: 5.79" (departure: +1.34")

Previous 12 months total (2/16 to 1/17): 41.84" (departure: -7.05")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.94" on 23rd-24th

Days with 0.01" or more: 17

Days with 1.00" or more: 1


Month’s snow: 22.7” (departure: +11.3”)

Season’s snow: 25.3” (departure: +6.1”)

Max. 24hr. total: 14.5” on the 7th-8th

Days with 0.1” or more: 5

Days with 6.0” or more: 1


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.69" on 14th

Month's low: 29.17" on 24th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 10

Peak wind gust: 37 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 917, season: 2797, (last year: 2493)

Snow Depth Days: 17, season: 19, (last year: 46)


Comments: A warm, wet and snowy January in Fairhaven. It was the warmest January since 2006 with an average daily mean temperature of 35.2 degrees, 5.3 degrees warmer than the average. Only the four day period from the 7th to the 10th had substantially colder than normal temperatures...Precip was measured on seventeen days this month. It was the wettest month since December 2015 and the wettest January since 2006. Just five days this month was judged to have predominately clear skies, sixteen days overcast...A 14.5 inch snowfall event on the 7th and 8th is the most since February 14-15, 2015.


Dennis Bollea

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 52.4°F (departure: +1.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 60.5°F (departure: +1.5 deg.)

Average daily low: 44.4°F (departure: +2.2 deg.)

Year's high: 91°F on July 23, July 26, August 14

Year's low: -8°F on February 14

Days with high 90°F or higher: 3

Days with low 0°F or lower: 3

Days with high 32°F or lower: 14

Days with low 32°F or lower: 96

Season's last freeze: April 10

Season's first freeze: October 27

Growing season: 199 days

 

PRECIPITATION--

Year's total (includes melted): 39.61" (departure: -9.31")

Days with 0.01" or more: 120 (departure: -10)

Days with 1.00" or more: 7 (departure: -7)

Max. 24-hr. total: 2.06" on February 4-5

Year's snow: 37.1" (departure: -3.4")

Days with 0.1" snow or more: 16

Days with 6.0" or more: 3

Max. 24-hr. snow: 8.5" on January 23-24

 

Longest period with no measurable precipitation: 10 days (Sept 9-Sept 18)

Longest period with 0.10" or less: 14 days (Nov 1-Nov 14)

Longest period with 1.00" or less: 29 days (Aug 3-Aug 31 and Oct 31-Nov 28)

 

BAROMETER--

Year's high: 30.75" on December 26

Year's low: 29.07" on April 3

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 14 (departure: -1)

Days with fog: 75 (departure: -30)

Days with hail: 0

High wind gust: 40 mph on February 8

 

Comments: A very dry year. Annual total of 39.61 inches is the lowest yearly precipitation amount since 1993 (36.72”). Nine of the twelve months this year had negative departures. Just seven days this year with rainfall measurements over 1 inch, lowest on record...Another warmer than normal year. Six of the past seven years have averaged warmer than average. An all-time station low temperature record was established when the temp dropped to -8F on February 14... During the first week of September TS Hermine meandered about 140 south of the area bringing a few wind gust over 30 mph and less than a half an inch of rain.

 

Monthly highlights--

Jan: Near blizzard conditions on 23rd with 8.5” snow, 36 mph wind gust, and blowing snow.

Feb: Minus 8F on the 14th a station record low temp. Otherwise a very warm month, +1.4 deg departure.

Mar: 4th warmest March on record. Precip 2.21” below normal, start of a very dry period lasting through the summer.

Apr: Cold month, 2.0 deg below normal. The only colder than average month this year.

May: TS Bonnie located off the coast of South Carolina brings about an inch and a half of rain at the end of the month.

Jun: A delightful weather month, warm temps and low humidity. 1.61” of rain, driest month of the year.

Jul: Very warm with oppressive humidity at times.

Aug: Average temperature of 75.0F is the warmest August on record, 4.3 deg above normal.

Sept: Another very warm month. 2nd warmest September on record.

Oct: Precipitation slightly above normal provides a bit of drought relief.

Nov: A very pleasant month with warm temps and not much rain.

Dec: Just 2.6” of snow. Another brown Christmas.

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

DECEMBER 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 35.2°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 42.7°F

Average daily low: 27.7°F

Month's high: 57°F on the 1st

Month's low: 8°F on the 16th

Days with low 32F or below: 23

Days with high 32F or below: 3


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.63" (departure: -1.04")

Year's total: 39.61" (departure: -9.31")

Max. 24hr. Total: 0.92" on 17th

Days with 0.01" or more: 10

Days with 1.00" or more: 0


Month’s snow: 2.6” (departure: -4.4”)

Season’s total: 2.6” (departure: -5.2”)

Max. 24hr. Total: 2.4” on the 17th

Days with 0.1” or more: 2


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.75" on 26th

Month's low: 29.25" on 29th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 38 mph on the 15th

Heating degree days: 922, season: 1880 (last year: 1494)

Cooling degree days: 0, final season total: 841 (last year: 760)

Snow Depth Days: 2, season: 2, (last year: 0)

Comments: A rather dry month with precipitation amount about an inch below normal. 3.63 inches is the driest December since 2011. Snowfall was also under average. Just two snow events changed over to rain and was quickly washed away...It was the 8th consecutive month averaging warmer than normal though there were some cold and blustery periods. Wind gusts over 30mph and temperatures in the single numbers provided below zero wind chills on the 15th and 16th...Barometric pressure of the 30.75” on the 26th was the highest barometer reading since November 2015.


Dennis Bollea

 

DECEMBER and The Year 2016 WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET

A slightly colder than normal December here in Acushnet with below normal precipitation and snowfall. It was the driest December since 2006. Two meager snow events saw snow quickly change to rain. It was another brown Christmas. Several high wind advisory events produced 4" pine branches down and a power outage at my location. Only one day saw a little snow left on the ground at observation time.

The year 2016 was the driest in 36 years. The driest year on my records is 1980 with only 36.94". 2016 produced 41.06" of precipitation. The year was warmer than normal and a little snowier than normal. The Summer Season of 2016 was the warmest on my records.

December 2016 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 43.0 deg.

Ave Low 26.3 deg.

Dec Mean 34.7 deg. is 0.6 deg. colder than normal

High Temp 61 deg. Dec. 1st.

Low Temp 6 deg. on Dec. 16th.

Days 0 or below 0

Total Precip. 3.51" is 1.34" below normal

Max. 24hr. Precip. 0.96" on Dec. 29th.

Snowfall 3.1" is 4.1" below normal

Max 24hr. Snowfall 2.3" on Dec. 17th.

Total 2016 Precip. 41.06" is 11.82" below normal

Total 2016 Snowfall 42.0" is 4.2" above normal

T-Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 44mph on Dec. 15th.

Heating Degree Days 948

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.76" on Dec. 26th.

Low Barometer 20.28" on Dec. 29th.

The Year 2016

Ave High 62.9 deg.

Ave Low 43.6 deg.

2016 Mean 53.3 deg. is 2.1 deg. above normal

High Temp 97 deg. on Jul. 26th & Aug. 14th.

Low Temp -10 below on Feb. 14th.

Days 0 or Below 2 is normal

Days 90 or Above 20 is 13 above normal

Total 2016 Precip. 41.06" is 11.82" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip. 2.09" on Oct. 9th.

Snowfall 42.0" is 4.2" above normal

Max 24hr. Snowfall 9" on Feb. 5th.

Monthly Snowfall Jan 11.1" Feb 15.5" Mar 3.3" Apr 9.0" Dec 3.1"

T-Storm Days 13 is 6 below normal

High Wind Gust 47 mph on Nov. 21st.

Heating Degree Days 5311

Cooling Degree Days 1015

High Barometer 30.76" on Dec. 26th.

Low Barometer 29.10" on Apr. 3rd.

Jan. warmer than norm, a bit drier, snowfall a bit above, 6.5" on the 23rd.

Feb. warmer,wetter,snowier, coldest temp in decades minus 10 below on 14th.

Mar. much warmer than norm, below norm rain & snow, peepers on the 10th.

Apr. colder & drier than norm, above norm snow, 16 deg. on 6th. peach crop hit bad

May warmer than norm, rain near norm with help from T.S.Bonnie moisture

Jun. driest in 17yrs. warmer than norm, no 90's, nice month

Jul. hot & dry, 10 days 90 or plus, 6 day heat wave Jul 23-28th.

Aug. warmest on my records and dry, 9 days over 90, limp vegetation

Sep. warmer than norm, a bit dry, tease from T.S. Hermine early in the month

Oct. wettest month of 2016 and warm, moisture plume remnant from Hurr Matthew

Nov. a bit warmer and drier than normal, no snow

Dec. a bit colder & drier than norm, snow goes quick to rain, windy,a brown Christmas

Tom Carr

NOVEMBER 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 45.1°F (departure: +0.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 53.1°F

Average daily low: 37.1°F

Month's high: 63°F on the 2nd, 3rd, 11th

Month's low: 28°F on the 12th

Days with low with 32F or below: 10

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.22" (departure: -1.72")

Year's total: 35.98" (departure: -8.27")

Previous 12 months total (12/15 to 11/16): 42.47" (departure: -6.39")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.40" on 29th

Days with 0.01" or more: 7

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -0.7")

Season's total: 0.0" (departure: -0.8")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.41" on 7th

Month's low: 29.32" on 20th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 8

Peak wind gust: 26 mph on the 29th

Heating degree days: 591, season: 958 (last year: 911)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 841 (last year: 760)

FALL SEASON SUMMARY (Sept., Oct., Nov.)—

Average daily mean temperature: 55.6°F (departure: +2.1 deg.)

Season’s high: 89°F on September 9

Season’s low: 28°F on November 12

Precipitation: 10.91“ (departure: -1.48“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.01“ on September 19-20 and October 9-10

Snowfall: 0.0“ (departure: -0.8“)

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 23

Comments: Another warmer than normal month. 16 of the past 17 months have averaged above normal. The low temperature for the month was just 28F. The season's first freezing temperature came on the 5th, much later than average... Moderate drought conditions continue with about 55% of the normal amount recorded this month. 1.47 inches on the last two days of the month brought the final total to 2.22 inches... A much warmer and a rather dry fall season made for some nice conditions for some late season golf outings.

Dennis Bollea

 

NOVEMBER 2016 WEATHER REVIEW FOR ACUSHNET MA

A warmer than normal November here in the northern part of Acushnet, with below normal precipitation. It was the 10th. month this year averaging above normal temperature wise. 11 days saw temperatures 60 degrees or better.
November did not live up to being on average ( 4.86" ) the second wettest month on my 37 years of record. Only 1.05" of rain had fallen during the first 28 days of the month. 1.90" fell during the last 2 days to help fill the void. No snow fell at m
y location this November.
The Fall Season ( sep,oct,nov ) was above normal in temperature and below normal in precipitation. A little windy at times but a nice Fall Season.

November 2016 Acushnet, Ma.
Ave High 55.2 deg.
Ave Low 35.0 deg.
Nov Mean 45.1 deg. is 0.8 deg. above normal
High Temp 68 deg. on Nov. 2nd.
Low Temp 25 deg. on Nov. 29th.
Days 0 or below 0
Total Precip. 2.95" is 1.91" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip. 1.35" on Nov. 29th.
Total 2016 Precip. 37.55" is 10.48" below normal
T-Storm Days 0
High Wind Gust 47 mph. on Nov. 21st.
Heating Degree Days 605
Cooling Degree Days 0
High Barometer 30.42" on Nov. 7th.
Low Barometer 29.30" on Nov. 20th.
Fall Season ( sep,oct,nov )
Ave Temperature 56.1 deg. is 2.0 deg. above normal
Total Precipitation 12.11" is 1.36" below normal
Total Snowfall 0 is 1.1" below normal
Tom Carr

WIND GUST AND STORM REPORT OCTOBER 23 2016 PDFOCTOBER WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET MA 2016

A wetter and warmer than normal October here in the northern
part of Acushnet. October was the wettest month so far this year with 5.80"
of rain falling at my location.  A moisture plume remnant from Hurricane
Matthew helped quench our rain starved area on Oct. 9th. as 2.09" fell.
 A 10 day stretch of nice Fall weather followed with chill mornings warming
into the 60's then 70's then beach day 80's.  Unsettled conditions ended the
last third of the month with wind and more welcomed rain.  A 28 deg. killing
frost on the morning 27th. and the arrival of the snowbird Juncos on the 29th.
reminded us to prepare for the Winter ahead.
      October 2016 Acushnet, Ma.      41 deg,44min N    70 deg,55min W

Ave High    65.5 deg.
Ave Low     45.9 deg.
Oct Mean     55.7 deg. is 2.1 deg. above normal
High Temp    82 deg. on Oct. 19th.
Low Temp     28 deg. on Oct. 27th.
Days 90 or above     0
Total Precip.    5.80" is 1.40" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    2.09" on Oct. 9th.
Total 2016 Precip.    34.60" is 8.57" below normal
T-Storm Days    0
High Wind Gust    35 mph on Oct. 23rd.
Heating Degree Days    313
Cooling Degree Days    19
High Barometer    30.46" on Oct. 11th.
Low Barometer     29.17" on Oct. 22nd.
Tom Carr

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

OCTOBER 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 54.7°F (departure: +1.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 62.5°F

Average daily low: 46.9°F

Month's high: 72°F on the 19th, 21st

Month's low: 31°F on the 27th

Days with low 32F or below: 1

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.68" (departure: +0.28")

Year's total: 33.76" (departure: -6.55")

Previous 12 months total (11/15 to 10/16): 43.15" (departure: -5.75")

Max. 24hr. Total: 2.01" on the 9th-10th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Snowfall: 0.0 (departure: -0.1”)

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.47" on 11th

Month's low: 29.18" on 22nd

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 32 mph on the 28th

Heating degree days: 310, season: 367 (last year: 400)

Cooling degree days: 3, season: 841 (last year: 760)

Comments: This month temperatures were nearly 2 degrees warmer than normal. Fifteen of the past sixteen months have averaged above normal. Seven days had highs in the 70's. The first freezing temperature of the season came on the morning of the 27th. It was the only day of the month that hit the freezing mark... Precipitation for the month was slightly above average. Thirteen days this month recorded measurable precip, a rather high number. The area ponds and reservoirs are showing signs of recovery but are still well below their usual levels. The US Drought Monitor considers the area to still be in a severe drought.

Dennis Bollea

 
WEATHER REVIEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2016 ACUSHNET MA:
A warmer than normal September here in the northern part
of Acushnet, with below normal precipitation.  September continues a
string of warmer than normal months this year.  Only a cold and snowy
April ran colder than average.   It was the 4th. September in a row that
produced a 90 degree day which is very unusual at my location.
A stubborn Tropical Storm Hermine to our South teased the
area during the first week of Sept. with some rain and wind.
Even though September's 3.36" of rain was below normal, it was
the wettest month since 4.06" fell in May.  The welcomed rain of Sept.
did little to ease the extreme drought situation in our area.
Our last female hummingbird of the season packed up and left
Town on the September 22nd. Autumnal Equinox. 
September 2016 Acushnet, Ma.   41 deg,44min N      70 deg,55min W
 Ave High    76.3 deg.
Ave Low     58.5 deg.
Sept Mean    67.4 deg. is 3.1 deg. above normal
High Temp    92 deg. on Sept. 9th.
Low Temp     39 deg. on Sept. 26th.
Days 90 or above     1
Total Precip.    3.36" is 0.85" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    1.24" on Sept. 19-20th.
Total 2016 Precip.    28.80" is 9.97" below normal
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust    23 mph on Sept. 5th.
Heating Degree Days     62
Cooling Degree Days     135
High Barometer     30.45" on Sept. 29th.
Low Barometer     29.79" on Sept. 9th.
Tom Carr  

September 19, 2016 Rain Fall Reports

 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

SEPTEMBER 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 66.9°F (departure: +3.4 deg.)

Average daily high: 74.1°F

Average daily low: 59.7°F

Month's high: 89°F on the 9th

Month's low: 43°F on the 26th

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.01" (departure: -0.04")

Year's total: 29.08" (departure: -6.83")

Previous 12 months total (10/15 to 9/16): 42.73" (departure: -6.17")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.01" on the 19th-20th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.45" on 29th

Month's low: 29.79" on 9th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 37 mph on the 5th

Heating degree days: 57, season: 57 (last year: 38)

Cooling degree days: 122, season: 838 (last year: 760)

 

Comments: Warmer than normal temperatures again this month. The average daily mean temperature of 66.9F equals the 2nd warmest September on record (since 1974). 14 of the past 15 months have averaged warmer than normal... In spite of precipitation amounts at close to normal levels, the US Drought Monitor continued to place the area in the severe drought category. For the year precipitation is close to 7 inches below normal... During the first week of the month Tropical Storm Hermine meandered around 140 miles south of Fairhaven for a few days. On the 5th a wind gust of 37 mph was recorded but just 0.42 inches of rain from the storm.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

WEATHER REVIEW FOR AUGUST 2016 - ACUSHNET MA
 
The warmest August on my temperature records back 1985 here in the northern part of August with below normal precipitation. Nine days saw temperatures hit 90 deg. or above and another 6 days during the month hit 89.  The mean of 76.3 deg. is some 4.6 deg. above normal. August of 2005 now in second place had a mean of 75.6 deg.  August of 2002 saw 10 days reach 90 deg. or above at my location.
Limp vegetation found little relief during the month of August. All day I face the barren waste without a taste of Cool Water by the Sons of the Pioneers comes to mind as brief rain events produced a total of only 1.73" for the month.  Some 2.65" below my 37 yr. normal of 4.38".
The Life is a Beach Summer Season of 2016 was the warmest on my records with a mean of 73.5 deg. some 3.1 deg. above normal. The Summer of 1999 had a mean of 73.4 deg. and the 2010 Summer saw 73.0.
The State and local revenue from parking at the beach must be record breaking for no beach days due to the weather were few and far between.  It was the 3rd. driest Summer Season on my records with only
4.87" falling some 7.38" below normal.   1999 had the driest Summer in 37 yrs. with 4.17" falling and 1993 saw only 4.66" at my location. 
 
        August 2016 Acushnet, Ma.      41 deg,44min N     70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High     87.0 deg.
Ave Low     65.6 deg.
Aug. Mean     76.3 deg. is 4.6 deg. above normal
High Temp     97 deg. on Aug. 14th.
Low Temp     53 deg. on Aug.  23rd.
Days 90 or above    9
 
Total Precip.    1.73" is 2.65" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip.    0.36" on  Aug. 10th.
Total 2016 Precip.    25.44" is 9.12" below normal
 
T- Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust      Missing
Heating Degree Days    0
Cooling Degree Days    357
High Barometer     30.29"  on Aug. 28th.
Low Barometer      29.75" on Aug. 22nd.
 
Summer Season (jun,jul,aug) 2016
Ave Temp    73.5 deg. is 3.1 deg. above normal
Total Precip.    4.87" is 7.38" below normal
Days 90 or above    19   
 
Tom Carr
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

AUGUST 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 75.0°F (departure: +4.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 83.9°F

Average daily low: 66.1°F

Month's high: 91°F on the 14th

Month's low: 55°F on the 23rd

Days with high 90°F or higher: 1

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 1.22" (departure: -3.01")

Year's total: 25.07" (departure: -6.79")

Previous 12 months total (9/15 to 8/16): 44.84" (departure: -3.99")

Max. 24hr. Total: 0.32" on 22nd

Days with 0.01" or more: 7BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.28" on 28th

Month's low: 29.67" on 6th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 22 mph on the 14th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 306, season: 716 (last year: 645)

 

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 72.2°F (departure: +2.5 deg.)

Season’s high: 91°F on July 23, July 26, August 14

Season’s low: 50°F on June 9

Precipitation: 5.74“ (departure: -5.68“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 0.98“ on July 5

Days with thunder: 10

Days with fog: 16

 

Comments: A very warm August in Fairhaven with very dry conditions. The average daily mean temperature of 75.0F is 4.3 degrees above normal and is the warmest August on record. Previous record was 74.5F in 2003. There was just one 90-degree-day in the month. All but five days had high temperatures in the 80’s. Some periods of extremely high humidity levels. Dew point temperature of 76F was measured on the 11th...Very dry this month with just 1.22 inches collected. It was the driest August since 2007. By the end of the month the US Drought Monitor had placed the area in the severe drought category. Year's departure from normal now stands at -6.79 inches...The Summer Season summary also reflects warm and dry conditions. Summer's average daily mean temperature of 72.2F is the 2nd warmest on record trailing only the summer of 2010 and the summer precip amount of 5.74 inches is about half of the normal amount expected.

Dennis Bollea

 

 
    WEATHER REVIEW FOR JULY 2016
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

JULY 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 74.2°F (departure: +2.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 82.8°F

Average daily low: 65.6°F

Month's high: 91°F on the 23rd, 26th

Month's low: 56°F on the 11th

Days with high 90°F or higher: 2


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.91" (departure: -0.39")

Year's total: 23.85" (departure: -3.78")

Previous 12 months total (8/15 to 7/16): 47.05" (departure: -1.81")

Max. 24hr. Total: 0.98" on 5th

Days with 0.01" or more: 9

Days with 1.00" or more: 0


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.19" on 20th

Month's low: 29.67" on 5th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 5

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 20 mph on the 8th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 294, season: 410 (last year: 368)


Comments: A very warm and somewhat dry July in Fairhaven with periods of oppressive humidity. Just six days this month recorded negative temperature departures. Twelve out of the past thirteen months have averaged warmer than normal temperatures. A dew point temperature of 74F was measured on the evening of the 28th... 2.91” of rain this month is somewhat dry but not nearly as dry as other stations in the area. The year's precipitation departure of nearly four inches below normal is a concern but not as troubling as the below normal departures in other parts of southern New England.


Dennis Bollea

 ACUSHNET MA JULY 2016

A much warmer than normal July in the northern part of Acushnet, with below normal precipitation. The sunny hot dry
conditions produced 10 days with temperatures 90 deg. or better. Only
July of 1999 with 12 days and July of 2013 with 11 days at 90 or higher
did better or worse.
2016 saw a 6 day heat wave occur from July 23rd.- July 28th.
at this station. ( 95,92,93,97,93,94 )  July of 2013 had a 7 day heat wave. 
The average high temperature for July 2016 at my station was
a very warm 86.2 degrees. Only July of 1999 can beat this producing an
average high for that month of 88.4 deg..
Precipitation was scanty this July. Dust clouds followed any
started lawnmowers. Hay bales 5 tiers high on backs of swaying pick up
trucks made some farmers happy. High fire danger saw acres lost at Otis.
 
July 2016 Acushnet, Ma.       41 deg,44min N      70 deg,55 min W
 
Ave High    86.2 deg.
Ave Low     65.8 deg.
July Mean    76.0 deg. is 3.1 deg. above normal
High Temp     97 deg. on July 26th.
Low Temp     55 deg. on July 3rd.
Days 90 or better   10
 
Total Precip.    1.70" is 1.87" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    0.79" on July 5th.
Total 2016 Precip.    23.71" is 6.47" below normal
 
T-Storm Days     3
High Wind Gust     Missing
Heating Degree Days    0
Cooling Degree Days    344
High Barometer    30.21" on July 20th.
Low Barometer     29.71" on July 23rd.
 
Tom Carr 
 
ACUSHNET WEATHER REVIIEW JUNE 2016
 A warmer than normal June here in the northern part of
Acushnet with much below normal precipitation.  It was the driest
June in 17 years.  Only 0.61" fell at this station in June of 1999.
 Not so rare where the nice days of June this year.  It
was a superb month weatherwise featuring many sunny days with low
humidity and excellent visibility.  Even the pine pollen stayed around
longer than usual.  Lawns were a thirsty brown by months end.
Silent air conditioners should ease the June electric bill.
 
      June 2016 Acushnet, Ma.      41 deg,44min N    70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High    78.8 deg.
Ave Low     57.8 deg.
June Mean    68.3 deg. is 1.4 deg. above normal
High Temp    87 deg. on June 30th.
Low Temp    50 deg. on June 11th.
Days 90 or above    0
 
Total Precip.    1.44" is 2.88" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    0.76" on June 21st.
Total 2016 Precip.    22.01" is 4.60" below normal
 
T-Storm Days    3
High Wind Gust    30 m.p.h. on June 12th.
Heating Degree Days    19
Cooling Degree Days    121
High Barometer     30.35" on June 19th.
Low Barometer     29.42" on June 7th.
 
Tom Carr
 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

JUNE 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 67.4°F (departure: +1.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 76.7°F

Average daily low: 58.1°F

Month's high: 85°F on the 12th

Month's low: 50°F on the 9th


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 1.61" (departure: -2.28")

Year's total: 20.94" (departure: -3.39")

Previous 12 months total (7/15 to 6/16): 47.43" (departure: +1.43")

Max. 24hr. Total: 0.76" on the 21st

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Final season snowfall total: 35.0” (departure: -6.7”)


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.40" on 19th

Month's low: 29.47" on 7th and 8th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 4

Peak wind gust: 26 mph on the 9th and 12th

Heating degree days: 18, final season total: 4950 (last year: 6147)

Cooling degree days: 94, season: 127 (last year: 103)


Comments: Warm temperatures along with low humidity levels provided some delightful weather conditions this month in Fairhaven. Temperatures for the month averaged about 1 degree above normal. The 90-degree mark was not threatened, the high for the month being 85F on the 12th...It was quite dry with just 1.61 inches being measured. It was the driest month since May of last year (0.75”) and the driest June since 2007 (1.55”)... Just 4 days with fog this month, the 21 year average for June being 12 days... The final HDD total of 4950 is almost 20% lower than last year's total, a welcomed savings to the season's heating bill.


Dennis Bollea

 
MAY 2016 WEATHER REVIEW FAIRHAVEN, MA

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 57.7°F (departure: +0.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 66.4°F

Average daily low: 48.9°F

Month's high: 85°F on the 26th

Month's low: 37°F on the 10th


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.19" (departure: +0.52")

Year's total: 19.33" (departure: -1.11")

Previous 12 months total (6/15 to 5/16): 49.52" (departure: +0.65")

Max. 24hr. Total: 1.39" on 30th

Days with 0.01" or more: 15

Days with 1.00” or more: 2


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.24" on 1st

Month's low: 29.55" on 15th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 10

Peak wind gust: 32 mph on the 5th

Heating degree days: 250, season: 4932 (last year: 6065)

Cooling degree days: 22, season: 22 (last year: 17)


SPRING SEASON SUMMARY (Mar, Apr, May)—

Average daily mean temperature: 48.5°F (departure: +0.8 deg.)

Season’s high: 85°F on May 26

Season’s low: 21°F on March 3, April 6

Precipitation: 11.03“ (departure: -1.50“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.39“ on May 30

Snowfall: 7.6“ (departure: -1.4“)

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 22


Comments: A wet beginning and end to the month resulted in the month's total precipitation being about a half inch above normal. Measurable rainfall was recorded on the first 8 days of the month. Moisture from Tropical Storm Bonnie off the coast of South Carolina made its way up the coast to give us about an inch and a half of rain on the 30th-31st. Temperatures were close to normal for most of the month but a rather warm final week shot the average for the month to 0.7 degrees above normal. The Spring season was rather warm and a somewhat drier than normal.


Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

MAY 2016 WEATHER REVIEW - ACUSHNET

Thanks to a string of 80 degree days during the last week of May, the month ended up 1.1 part of Acushnet.  May was just slightly wetter than normal at my location.
 Even though a little above normal temperature wise, it was the
coolest month of May since 2009 saw a mean of 58.9 deg..  It took until a
high of 83 on May 25th. to feel the warmth of 2016.
Moisture from a weak Tropical Storm Bonnie hanging along the S.C.
coast at months end made the usual dry month of May a little wet this year.
The Spring Season (mar,apr,may) was warmer than normal, but
on the dry side.  The 9" of Poor Mans fertilizer that fell during April made
the Spring of 2016 snowier than normal.
 
             May 2016 Acushnet, Ma.         41 deg,44min N     70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High     69.2 deg.
Ave Low      48.7 deg.
May Mean     59.0 deg. is 1.1 deg. above normal
High Temp     88 deg. on May 28th.
Low Temp      35 deg. on May 10th.
Days 90 or above     0
 
Total Precip.     4.06" is 0.30" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip.     1.33" on May 30-31st.
Total 2016 Precip.>     20.57" is 1.72" below normal
 
T-Storm Days      1
High Wind Gust     Missing
Heating Degree Days     232
Cooling Degree Days     39
High Barometer     30.25" on May 1st.
Low Barometer      29.54" on May 15th.
 
Spring Season (mar,apr,may) 2016
Ave Temp.     49.9 deg. is 1.9 deg. above normal
Total Precip.     11.24" is 2.79" below normal
Total Snowfall     12.3" is 4.2" above normal
 
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APRIL 4, 2016 SNOW TOTALS PDF LOG

 APRIL 3, 2016 STORM REPORT LOG

APRIL 3, 2016 SNOW TOTALS PDF LOG

MMONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

APRIL 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 45.6°F (departure: -2.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 54.0°F

Average daily low: 37.2°F

Month's high: 73°F on the 22nd

Month's low: 21°F on the 6th

Days with low 32°F or below: 6

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.11" (departure: -0.19")

Year's total: 15.14" (departure: -1.63")

Previous 12 months total (5/15 to 4/16): 46.08" (departure: -2.90")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.78" on 3rd-4th

Days with 0.01" or more: 9

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month’s snow: 4.4” (departure: +3.0”)

Days with 0.1” or more: 2

Season’s snow: 35.0” (departure: -6.7”)

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.42" on 16th

Month's low: 29.07" on 3rd

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 16th

Heating degree days: 573, season: 4682 (last year: 5901)

Snow Depth Days: 5, season: 127, (last year: 924)

Comments: April was a cold month with precipitation just about normal. It was the first month to average colder than normal since June of last year. It was the coldest April since 2007. 21F on the 6th is the third coldest April temperature on record (since 1974)... Precipitation for the month was slightly above the norm but 78% of the precip came during the first 7 days of the month. By the end of the month the lack of rain along with some low humidity conditions required red flag warnings to be issued for the possibility of brush fires... 4.4 inches of snow this month is the most snow in April since 1997.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

                      ACUSHNET - APRIL 2016
A colder and drier than normal April here in the northern
part of Acushnet with below norm precip, but much above normal snow fall.  It was the coldest April in 9 years.  April of 2007 had a mean of 45.6 deg.. It was the snowiest April here since 17" fell on April 1st. 1997.
A record low reading of only 16 deg. on the morning of April 6th. caused much damage to the local peach crop.  Only 3 days made it into the low to mid 70's.  Several red flag fire warning days were posted
during the month. Forsethia bloomed by April 11th. and a couple of hummingbirds arrived on the morning of the 24th..
 
Ave High     56.6 deg.
Ave Low      36.9 deg.
April Mean     46.8 deg. is 1.1 deg. below normal
High Temp     76 deg. on Apr. 22nd.
Low Temp      16 deg. on Apr. 6th.
Days 90 or above      0
Total Precip.     3.78" is 0.92" below normal 
Max 24hr. Precip.     0.77" on Apr. 4th.
Snowfall     9.0" is 7.7" above normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall     7.5" on Apr. 4th.
Season Snowfall ( nov - apr)    39.4 " is 1.1" above normal
Total 2016 Precip.     16.51" is 2.02" below normal
Thunder Storm Days      1
High Wind Gust     Missing
Heating Degree Days     555
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.44" on Apr. 16th.
Low Barometer      29.10" on Apr.  3rd.
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MARCH WEATHER REVIEW 2016 ACUSHNET, MA

A much warmer than normal March here in the northern part of Acushnet with below normal precipitation and snowfall.  The March mean of 43.8 degrees is the 3rd. warmest March on my records.  Warmest March was a mean of 46.8 deg. in 2012 followed by a mean of 44.1 deg. in 2010.  March of 2000 had a mean of 43.7 deg.. All of these in the past 16 years.             Snowfall was scant and quickly gone.  The month seemed windier than usual with many go chase your hat days.  A 70 degree day on March 10th.brought the ancient sound of the peepers. All in all a nice month for March. 

March 2016 Acushnet, Ma.    41 deg,44min N      70 deg,55min W
Ave High     53.4 deg.
Ave Low      34.1 deg.
March Mean     43.8 deg. is 5.6 deg. above normal
High Temp     70 deg. on March 10th.
Low Temp.     19 deg. on March 3rd.
Days 0 deg. or below      0
Total Precip.     3.40" is 2.17" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.     2.07" on  March 14-15th.
Snowfall     3.3" is 3.5" below normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall     2.0" on March 21st.
Season Snowfall  (nov-mar)  30.4"    ( nov 0.0", dec .5, jan 11.1, feb 15.5, mar 3.3 )
Total 2016 Precip.     12.73" is 1.10" below normal 
T- Storm Days     0
High Wind Gust      M
Heating Degree Days     667
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.44" on March 27th.
Low Barometer     29.40" on March 28th.
Tom Carr   

March 21, 2016 Snow Total Reports

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

MARCH 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 41.9°F (departure: +3.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 49.1°F

Average daily low: 34.7°F

Month's high: 62°F on the 13th

Month's low: 21°F on the 3rd

Days with low 32°F or below: 12

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.73" (departure: -2.21")

Year's total: 11.03" (departure: -1.82")

Previous 12 months total (4/15 to 3/16): 43.79" (departure: -5.27")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.19" on 14th-15th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month’s snow: 3.2” (departure: -4.4”)

Season’s snow: 30.6” (departure: -9.7”)

Max. 24hr. total: 2.0” on the 21st

Days with 0.1” or more: 3

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.43" on 27th

Month's low: 29.36" on 28th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 32 mph on the 2nd

Heating degree days: 712, season: 4109 (last year: 5378)

Snow Depth Days: 4, season: 122 (corrected), (last year: 924)

Comments: Very warm month. Average daily mean temperature of 41.9F is the 4th warmest March on record. Everyday got above the 32 degree mark. It was the 8th consecutive month with temperatures averaging above normal... Precipitation was on the light side with just 55% of normal being recorded. Snow was also rather scarce this March with just 3.2 inches, 4.4 inches under the average.

Dennis Bollea 

FEBRUARY 2016 - ACUSHNET

                        Despite February 2016 producing the coldest temperature in
almost 3 decades - 10 below at my location the month ended up warmer and
wetter than normal, with above normal snowfall.
                  An overnight rain to snow early on the morning of Feb. 5th. dropped
9" of pasty snow by evening.  Pine tree branches some 4 to 5 " in diameter snapped
during the event.  A short duration wind whipped snow event on Feb. 8th. left
another 5.5" postponing a game of pick-up-sticks.
                  A cold hearted Valentines Day saw the morning temp drop to -10 below
over a 6" snow cover and windy day time temps only into the low teens.  Two days
later it was 56 degrees with rain and wind and the snow gone for the rest of the month.
                  February 2016 was a hang onto your hat month for 7 days or more saw
wind gusts over 30 mph.
                  The Winter Season of 2015-2016 was the warmest on my records with
wetter than normal precipitation and below normal snowfall.   Nice !
 
 
              February 2016 Acushnet, Ma         41 deg,44min N      70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High     43.9 deg.
Ave Low      24.7 deg.
Feb. Mean     34.3 deg. is 3.3 deg. above normal
High Temp     62 deg. on Feb. 1st.
Low Temp     -10 below on Feb. 14th.
Days 0 or below    2
 
Total Precip.     5.39" is 1.41" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip.    1.89" on Feb. 4-5th.
Snowfall     15.5" is 4.5" above normal
Max 24 hr. Snowfall     9.0" on Feb. 5th.
Season Snowfall (dec-feb)     27.1"
Total 2016 Precip.     9.33" is 1.07" above normal
 
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     40 mph on Feb. 25th.
Heating Degree Days     898
Cooling Degree Days       0
High Barometer     30.61" on Feb. 15th.
Low Barometer      29.17" on Feb. 25th.
 
Winter Season (dec,jan,feb) 2015-2016
Ave Temp.     37.6 deg. is 5.7 deg. above normal ( warmest on my records)
Total Precip.     15.69" is 2.63" above normal
Total Snowfall     27.1 " is 2.0" below normal
 
Tom Carr

 FEB 25, 2016 STORM REPORT LOG

 FEB 8 2016 SNOW TOTALS

FEB 8 2016 STORM REPORTS

FEB 5 2016 SNOW STORM EVENT

"Major Winter Storm Brings a Widespread 6-12" snowfall with isolated higher amounts across much of Central and Eastern New England. The heavy wet snowfall with some strong wind gusts near 40 MPH and exceeding 40 MPH near the coast caused widespread pockets of tree and power line damage and power outages. In Massachusetts alone, over 80,000 were still without power as of 1130 PM and at the peak of the storm over 100,000 people were without power in that state alone." 

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator

FEB 5 2016 STORM DAMAGE REPORTS  - PDF

FEB 5 2016 SNOW TOTALS - REPORT - PDF

FEB 5 2016 SKYWARN STORM REPORT LOG  - PDF

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

FEBRUARY 2016

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 33.4°F (departure: +1.4 deg.)

Average daily high: 41.9°F

Average daily low: 25.0°F

Month's high: 56°F on the 21st

Month's low: -8°F on the 14th

Days with low 32°F or below: 19

Days with low 0°F or below: 3

Days with high 32°F or below: 4


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.74" (departure: +1.31")

Year's total: 8.30" (departure: +0.39")

Previous 12 months total (3/15 to 2/16): 46.54" (departure: -2.50")

Max. 24hr. Total: 2.06" on 4th-5th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 1


Month’s snow: 14.4” (departure: +2.0”)

Season’s snow: 27.4” (departure: -5.3”)

Max. 24hr. Total: 7.3” on the 5th

Days with 0.1” or more: 4

Days with 6.0” or more: 2


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.58" on 15th

Month's low: 29.16" on 25th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 40 mph on the 8th

Heating degree days: 904, season: 3397 (last year: 4376)

Snow Depth Days: 72, season: 118, (last year: 606)


WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (Dec., Jan., Feb.)—

Average daily mean temperature: 37.2°F (departure: +4.9 deg.)

Season’s high: 63°F on December 24

Season’s low: -8°F on February 14

Precipitation: 14.79“ (departure: +2.27“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.38“ on December 23-24

Snowfall: 27.4“ (departure: -3.6“)

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 24


Comments: An overall warm month this February in Fairhaven. Ten days saw the temperature crack the 50 degree mark. The average daily mean temperature of 33.4F is the warmest February since 2002. It was the 8th consecutive month with above normal average temperatures. In spite of the general warm temperatures the temperature dropped to -8F on the 14th which is the all-time record low temperature for this station (temp records since 1975.) Sub-zero temperatures on the 13th through 15th along with wind gusts in the 30mph range produced some dangerous wind chill readings... A rain to snow event on the 5th produced 7.3 inches of heavy wet snow, and 6.2 inches of snow 2 days later produced the bulk of the snow for the month...The winter season (Dec., Jan., Feb.) was the warmest on record.


Dennis Bollea

 

 January 2016 Acushnet

A warmer than normal January here in the northern part of
Acushnet.  The month was a little drier than normal with a bit above normal
snowfall.  It was the third month in a row above normal temperature wise.
A warm windswept rain on Jan. 10th. saw 1.90" fall in less than half
a day and the winds gusting to 35 mph. Snow to shovel did not arrive until the
overnight of the 17-18th. when 4.3" fell here. Strong winds followed this event.
Serious snow finally arrived the evening of Jan. 23rd. with 6.5" falling
at my inland location but much more on the Cape and Islands.  Blizzard
conditions were experienced at many locations along the East Coast.
The last week of the month featured temperatures into the mid
to upper 40's and the snow cover was soon about gone. 
 January 2016 Acushnet, Ma.     41 deg,44min N    70 deg,55min W
Ave High     39.4 deg.
Ave Low      24.0 deg.
Jan Mean     31.7 deg. 2.0 deg. above normal
High Temp     59 deg. on Jan 10th.
Low Temp     9 deg. on Jan 5th.
Days 0 or below     0
Total Precip.     3.94" is 0.34" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.     1.90" on Jan. 10th.
Snowfall     11.1" is 0.7" above normal
Max 24 hr. snowfall     6.5" on Jan. 23rd.
Season Snowfall  (nov-jan)     11.6"
Total 2016 Precip.      3.94" is 0.34" below normal
T-Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     44 mph on Jan.19th.
Heating Degree Days     1012
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.58" on Jan. 5th.
Low Barometer     29.34" on Jan 10th.
 Tom Carr
 
  MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
JANUARY 2016
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 32.2°F (departure: +2.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 39.2°F
Average daily low: 25.2°F
Month's high: 56°F on the 10th
Month's low: 10°F on the 5th
Days with low 32F or below: 25
Days with high 32F or below: 7

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.56" (departure: -0.92")
Year's total: 3.56" (departure: -0.92")
Previous 12 months total (2/15 to 1/16): 45.67" (departure: -3.00")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.32" on 10th
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month’s snow: 12.5” (departure: +1.2”)
Season’s snow: 13.0” (departure: -7.3”)
Max. 24hr. Total: 8.5” on the 23rd-24th
Days with 0.1” or more: 5
Days with 6.0” or more: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.55" on 5th
Month's low: 29.20" on 16th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 1
Peak wind gust: 36 mph on the 23rdth
Heating degree days: 999, season: 2493, (last year: 3167)
Snow Depth Days: 46, season: 46, (last year: 90)

Comments: A warm January with precipitation a bit below average. It was the seventh consecutive month with above average temperatures. The lowest temperature for the month was 10F, the first January in 10 years that the temperature didn't get into the single numbers...Heaviest precip event was on the 10th with 1.32”, all rain...Snowfall for the month was just above the average with 12.5”. Near blizzard conditions on the 23rd with 8.5” of snow, 36 mph wind gusts and blowing snow.

Dennis Bollea       

 JANUARY 23-24 2016 SNOW TOTALS

   DECEMBER 2015  & YEAR IN REVIEW - ACUSHNET, MA

A very much warmer than normal December here in the Acushnet area and elsewhere. The month was an astounding 12 degrees above normal with a mean of 46.9 degrees, 10 days saw temperatures reach 60 degrees  or higher. December was wetter than normal with very little snowfall. Only .5" of snow-sleet slush was recorded on the morning of Dec. 29th. before changing to rain.  A toasty Christmas eve saw temps soar to 68 deg. and the high on Christmas day reached 64 and opened windows.

The Year 2015 was a little warmer and a little drier than normal.
The snowfall however was memorable at 78.3 inches. This was 41.6" above
my normal amount. 6 days saw temps drop to 0 or below. A low of -9 below
on Feb 21st. with 23" of snow on the ground was a lasting shiver.
 
       December 2015 Acushnet, Ma.    41deg,44min N     70deg,55min W
 
Ave High    54.4 deg.
Ave Low     39.4 deg.
Dec Mean    46.9 deg. is 12.0 deg. above normal
High Temp    68 deg. on Dec. 24th.
Low Temp     26 deg. on Dec. 1st.
Days 0 or below     0
 
Total Precip.    6.36" is 1.55" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    2.10" on Dec. 23-24th.
Snowfall       0.5"  is 6.9" below normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall   0.5" on Dec. 29th.
Total 2015 Precip.    50.83" is 2.12" below normal
Total 2015 Snowfall    78.3" is 41.6" above normal
 
T- Storm Days     0
High Wind Gust    31 mph on Dec. 15th. & 21st.
Heating Degree Days     570
Cooling Degree Days    0
High Barometer     30.64" on Dec. 5th.
Low Barometer     29.27" on Dec. 15th.
 
The Year     2015
 
Ave High     61.3 deg.
Ave Low      42.4 deg.
2015 Mean     51.9 deg. is 0.8 deg. above normal
High Temp     95 deg. on Jul 20th. & Sep. 8th.
Low Temp     - 9 below on Feb. 21st.
Days 0 or below     6
Days 90 or above    8
 
Total 2015 Precip.    50.83" is 2.12" below normal
Max 24hr Precip.    4.00" on Sep 30th.
Snowfall     78.3" is 41.6" above normal
Max 24hr Snowfall     19.0" on Feb 14-15th.
Monthly Snowfall     Jan. 20.6"  Feb. 39.6"  Mar. 17.6"  Dec. 0.5"
 
T- Storm Days     15
High Wind Gust     43 mph Mar.18th.
Heating Degree Days    5653
Cooling Degree Days    897
High Barometer     30.86" on Nov. 25th.
Low Barometer      29.07" on Jan. 24th.

January:  colder,snowier than norm-blizzard warned 16" Jan 26-27th
February: coldest,snowiest in a lifetime-19" Feb 14-15th.-9 below Feb 21st.

 March:  coldest Mar in decades-snowy-29" snow cover on ground Mar 5th.

April:  drier than norm-slightly warmer-Mother Nature behind schedule

May:  warmest and driest in decades-far offshore T.S. Ana, May 12th.
June: colder than normal-slightly wetter
July: warmer and drier than norm-heat wave Jul19-21st.-hordes gypsy moths
August: warmer-slightly drier-much sun- heat wave Aug 16-18th.
Sep. much warmer and wetter than normal -95deg.Sep 8th.- 4.00" rain Sep 30
October:  nearly normal wx-wise-25deg Oct 19th.-fall colors seem delayed
November:  much warmer and drier-no snow-high barometer 30.86" Nov 25th.
Dec. record warmth and wetter than norm-little snow-68 deg Christmas eve
Tom Carr       

 

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY
2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 51.3°F (departure: +0.5 deg.)
Average daily high: 59.4°F (departure: +0.4 deg.)
Average daily low: 43.2°F (departure: +0.6 deg.)
Year's high: 91°F on July 20
Year's low: -3°F on February 16
Days with high 90°F or higher: 1
Days with low 0°F or lower: 2
Days with high 32°F or lower: 29
Days with low 32°F or lower: 104
Season's last freeze: April 25
Season's first freeze: October 19
Growing season: 176 days

PRECIPITATION--
Year's total (includes melted): 46.77" (departure: -2.26")
Days with 0.01" or more: 120 (departure: -10)
Days with 1.00" or more: 11 (departure: -3)
Max. 24-hr. Total: 2.94" on September 10-11

Year's snow: 78.4" (departure: +39.2")
Days with 0.1" snow or more: 32
Days with 6.0" or more: 4
Max. 24-hr. Snow: 18.5" on February 14-15

Longest period with no measurable precipitation: 14 days (Aug 27-Sept 9)
Longest period with 0.10" or less: 27 days (Apr 22-May 18)
Longest period with 1.00" or less: 41 days (Apr 22-June 1)

BAROMETER--
Year's high: 30.85" on November 25, 26
Year's low: 29.06" on January 24

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 14 (departure: -1)
Days with fog: 91 (departure: -16)
Days with hail: 1
High wind gust: 47 mph on January 27

Comments: The year 2015 will go in the books as being slightly warmer and slightly drier than normal. The year will be best remembered for it's snowy winter season. With 78.4 inches of snow being measured it was the second snowiest calendar year being surpassed only by the 88.8 inches recorded in 2005. Temperature-wise the first six months averaged 2.8 degrees below normal, the second half of the year averaged 3.9 degrees above normal. The spring and summer months were rather dry. The April – August period totaled to more than six inches drier than normal.

Monthly highlights--
Jan: Blizzard on the 26th-27th dumps 19” of snow, wind gusts to 47mph.
Feb: Coldest and snowiest February on record. 18.5” snow on the 14th-15th with thunder-snow. -3F on the 16th.
Mar: Coldest and snowiest March on record.
Apr: Dry month with just 1.82” precipitation and no snow.
May: Driest May on record with just 0.75” precip. Very warm.
Jun: Cooler than normal with comfortable humidity levels.
Jul: 91F on the 20th was the only 90-degree-day of the year. Five thunderstorm-days.
Aug: Very warm month. Warmest August since 2005.
Sept: Warmest September on record. 2.45” precip on the 10th and 2.82” on the 30th.
Oct: Thunderstorm with pea-sized hail on the 16th.
Nov: Very warm and somewhat dry month.
Dec: Record warmth. Six daily temperature records established. Foggy.

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

Dennis Bollea

 November 2015 & The Fall Season In Acushnet, Mass

"A much warmer than normal November here in the northern part of Acushnet with below normal precipitation. No snow fell here during the month.  Twelve days during the month saw temperatures hit 60 degrees or better ."

Less than an inch of rain fell here during the first 19 days of November making outdoor chores a breeze. Several strong high pressure areas towards the last third of November saw a reading of 30.86" reached here on November 25th.. That was the highest barometer that I've recorded for the month of November and it tied with a reading of 30.86" on March 10th. 1996 for third place.  My highest barometer reading is 30.93" on Feb. 13th. 1981 followed by a reading of 30.88" on December 27th. 1990.
                      The Fall Season (Sept ,Oct, Nov) was warmer and wetter than
normal with below normal snowfall.  It was the 3rd. warmest Fall Season
on my records.  A very wet 7.74" fell in September.
 
November 2015 & The Fall  Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N  70deg, 55min W
Ave High    57.1 deg.
Ave Low     39.0 deg.
Nov. Mean    48.1 deg. is 3.9 deg. above normal
High Temp    72 on Nov. 5th.
Low Temp     23 deg. on Nov. 24th. & 25th
Days 0 or below    
Total Precip.     3.42" is 1.48" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.     1.34" on Nov. 20th.
Nov. Snowfall    0
Total 2015 Precip.       44.47" is 3.67" below normal
Snowfall 2015 jan-nov     77.8"
T- Storm Days     0
High Wind Gust     28 mph on Nov. 13th.
Heating Degree Days    515
Cooling Degree Days     1
High Barometer     30.86" on Nov. 25th.
Low Barometer     29.43" on Nov. 13th.
The Fall Season ( sep,oct,nov)
Ave Temp     56.8 deg. is 2.8 deg. above normal
Total Precip.     15.32" is 1.90" above normal
Snowfall         0  is 1.2" below normal
Tom Carr     
                      Acushnet Month in Review October 2015
A near normal October here in the northern part of Acushnet.  The average temperature ran very slightly above normal and
the October precipitation slightly below normal.
                The low temperature of 25 degrees on the morning of October
19th. was the coldest reading on any day in October since 1997 at my
location.
                 October started wet with 1.57" falling on the 2-3rd. and more
windswept rain fell towards months end with 1.67" on the 28-29th.. Sneaky
morning t-storms incoming from the ocean at mid month featured down
pours and even hail at some nearby locations.
                  Snowbird Juncos arrived on the 26th. of an October whose
Fall colors seemed a bit delayed by a very warm September.
 
            October 2015 Acushnet, Ma.       41deg,44min N      70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High    62.8 deg.
Ave Low     44.6 deg.
Oct. Mean     53.7 deg. is 0.1deg. above normal
High Temp    74 deg. on Oct. 12th.
Low Temp     25 deg. on Oct. 19th.
Days 90 or above     0
 
Total Precip.     4.16" is 0.25" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip.     1.67" on Oct. 28-29th.
Oct. Snowfall    0
Total 2015 Precip.    41.05" is 2.19" below normal
Snowfall 2015 jan-oct     77.8"
 
T-Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust     29 mph on Oct. 29th.
Heating Degree Days     355
Cooling Degree Days     1
High Barometer     30.59" on Oct. 27th.
Low Barometer      29.49" on Oct. 29th.
 
Tom Carr 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
OCTOBER 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 53.1°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 60.5°F
Average daily low: 45.6°F
Month's high: 70°F on the 9th
Month's low: 27°F on the 19th
Days with low 32F or below: 1

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.26" (departure: -0.14")
Year's total: 37.38" (departure: -3.06")
Previous 12 months total (11/14 to 10/15): 48.87" (departure: -0.11")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.35" on the 2nd
Days with 0.01" or more: 7
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Snowfall: trace (hail) (departure: -0.1”)

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.56" on 27th
Month's low: 29.47" on 29th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 2
Days with hail: 1
Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 29th
Heating degree days: 362, season: 400 (last year: 359)
Cooling degree days: 0, season: 760 (last year: 586)

Comments: Slightly warmer than normal temperatures and precipitation close to normal in Fairhaven this month. Average daily mean temperature of 53.1 degrees is the coldest October since 2009. The month started out cool, wet and windy with 1.41 inches of rain falling on the 2nd and 3rd. A thunderstorm with pea-sized hail occurred on the 16th. It was the first hail event here since October 15, 2011. The first freeze of the season was on the 19th when the temperature dropped to 27F. It was the only day of the month with freezing temperatures.

Dennis Bollea

 Acushnet MA September 2015 WEATHER REVIEW

 A much warmer and wetter than  normal September here in the northern part of Acushnet.  It was the warmest September ( 68.5 deg.) on my temperature records back to 1984.  September 2005 saw a mean of 68.4 deg., 1999 saw 67.8 deg. and 2010 had a mean of 67.6 deg..

               The high temperature of 95 deg. at my location on September 8th.
was the warmest ever for any Sept. day on my records.  It was an unusual
3rd. September in a row to produce a 90 degree day. The hummingbird
packed up and left on Sept. 20th.
                Rain fell on only 5 days during the month but it fell like being in
a car wash at times.  3.11" fell during the period of Sept. 10-11th. with some
embedded thunder and 4.00 " fell on the last day of the Month.
                 A very nice September with many nice days, extended beach days,
a total Lunar Eclipse on the evening of the 27th. and then all eyes on the
Tropics for a where are going to go, Joaquin....
              September 2015 Acushnet, Ma.        41deg,44min N      70deg,55min W
 Ave High     78.7 deg.
Ave Low      58.3 deg.
Sept. Mean     68.5 deg. is 4.3 deg. above normal
High Temp     95 deg. on Sept. 8th.
Low Temp     41 deg. on Sept. 27th.
Days 90 or above     1
Total Precip.     7.74" is 3.62" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip     4.00" on Sept. 30th.
Total 2015 Precip.     36.89" is 1.94" below normal
 T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     24 mph on Sept. 14th.
Heating Degree Days     36
Cooling Degree Days     146
High Barometer     30.50" on Sept. 26th.
Low Barometer     29.64" on Sept. 11th.
 Tom Carr  
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
SEPTEMBER 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 67.3°F (departure: +3.8 deg.)
Average daily high: 75.3°F
Average daily low: 59.3°F
Month's high: 86°F on the 8th
Month's low: 45°F on the 27th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 6.12" (departure: +2.14")
Year's total: 33.12" (departure: -2.92")
Previous 12 months total (10/14 to 9/15): 49.94" (departure: +1.13")
Max. 24hr. total: 2.94" on the 10th-11th
Days with 0.01" or more: 6
Days with 1.00" or more: 2

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.47" on 26th, 27th
Month's low: 29.61" on 11th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 7
Peak wind gust: 25 mph on the 30th
Heating degree days: 38, season: 38 (last year: 84)
Cooling degree days: 115, season: 760 (last year: 579)

Comments: Average daily mean temperature of 67.3 degrees establishes an all-time record as the warmest September on record for this station. The previous record was 66.9 degrees in September of 2005. 22 of the 30 days this month had average temperatures above normal...There was 6.12 inches of precipitation this month even though there was only 6 days with measurable rain. It was the wettest September since 2008. There was two 2 inch precip events this month, 2.45” on the 10th and 2.82” on the 30th. These two days accounted for 86% of the precip this month.

Dennis Bollea

 

AUGUST 2015 ACUSHNET

     A warmer than normal August, with slightly below normal precipitation here in the northern part of Acushnet.  August produced a mean temperature of 74.5 degrees which is 2.9 deg. above my normal. It was the warmest August since 2005 which saw a mean of 75.6 degrees.
     August saw one Heat Wave (92-91-92) during the period of the 16th-18th of the month.   Much sun produced 28 days with temperatures 80 deg. or better.  Beneficial rain fell on only 4 days during the month.
     The Summer Season ( June, July, Aug) was slightly warmer
than normal with below normal precipitation. It was the driest Summer since
2007 saw only 6.30" of rainfall.  All in all, it was a decent Summer.
 
              August 2015 Acushnet, Ma      41deg,44min N      70deg,55min W
 
Ave High    84.2 deg.
Ave Low     64.7 deg.
Aug. Mean    74.5 deg. is 2.9 deg. above normal
High Temp    92 deg. on Aug. 16th.& 18th.
Low Temp     55 deg. on Aug. 10th.
Days 90 or above    3
 
Total Precip.    4.05" is 0.34" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    1.98" on Aug. 11th.
Total 2015 Precip.    29.15" is 5.56" below normal
 
T- Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust    26 mph on Aug. 4th.
Heating Degree Days    0
Cooling Degree Days    302
High Barometer     30.20" on Aug. 29th.
Low Barometer     29.72" on Aug. 12th.
 
Summer Season   (jun,jul,aug)  2015
Ave Temp     71.5 deg is 1.1 deg. above normal
Total Precip    11.10" is 1.18" below normal
Days 90 or better    7
 
Tom Carr 
AUGUST 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 73.8°F (departure: +3.1 deg.)
Average daily high: 82.0°F
Average daily low: 65.5°F
Month's high: 89°F on the 31st
Month's low: 57°F on the 10th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.43" (departure: -0.83")
Year's total: 27.00" (departure: -5.06")
Previous 12 months total (9/14 to 8/15): 45.43" (departure: -3.38")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.54" on 11th
Days with 0.01" or more: 6
Days with 1.00" or more: 2

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.19" on 14th
Month's low: 29.74" on 12th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 5
Peak wind gust: 23 mph on the 11th
Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 2)
Cooling degree days: 277, season: 645 (last year: 495)

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY—
Average daily mean temperature: 70.7°F (departure: +1.0 deg.)
Season’s high: 91°F on July 20
Season’s low: 43°F on June 4
Precipitation: 10.42“ (departure: -1.04“)
Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.54“ on August 11
Days with thunder: 8
Days with fog: 21

Comments: A very warm August in Fairhaven with drier than normal conditions. The average daily mean temperature of 73.8F is 3.1 degrees above average and the warmest August since 2005. There were no 90-degree-days in the month but all but six days had high temperatures in the 80’s...The monthly precip amount of 3.43 inches is not severely below normal but 75% of the rain came during two quick 1”+ events so there were long periods of dry weather...The summer season precipitation amount was about 1 inch below average. After a cool June the summer finished 1.0 degrees warmer than normal.

Dennis Bollea

 

  Severe Weather Outbreak affects Southern New England on Tuesday August 4th, 2015

 

The storm broke out in two distinct areas and time frames. Tuesday Morning across Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts and parts of the North Shore Massachusetts and Tuesday Afternoon into Early Evening across parts of Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts including the Metro Boston area with very large hail affecting a large urbanized area along with downed trees and wires and wind damage and sightings of wall/funnel clouds near the Athol/Barre MA area and in the Burlington, MA area..
..At the height of the outbreak in Rhode Island, 183000 people were without power with 14000 without power in Southeast Massachusetts during the morning outbreak. Across Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts, scattered power outages and tree and wire damage occurred but very large hail was common across many pockets of North-Central and Northeast Massachusetts including the Metro Boston area..
..A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all SKYWARN Spotters, Amateur Radio Operators and relays into the areas most affected by severe weather. Your reports, pictures etc. provide a huge situational awareness footprint to the National Weather Service, local and state public safety and emergency management and the broadcast media. Any additional reports of damage or pictures of hail, wind and other storm damage and flooding can be sent as a reply to this email, via our Facebook and Twitter feeds or via the email address pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the Spotter/Amateur Radio Operator unless otherwise noted..
..Another Post Severe Weather Coordination Message May Be Posted Later Wednesday Evening or Thursday Morning..
..Below are links to the NWS Taunton Local Storm Report summaries and to the WX1BOX Facebook Photo albums on the Tuesday Morning and Tuesday Afternoon August 4th, 2015 Severe Weather Outbreaks..

WX1BOX Facebook Page Photo Album 8/4/15 - Tuesday Afternoon Severe Weather Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1032166623484022.1073741870.216287391738620&type=3

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report - 8/4/15 - Tuesday Afternoon Summary:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/LSR_8_4_15_PM.txt

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report - 8/4/15 - Tuesday Morning Summary:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1032031100164241.1073741869.216287391738620&type=3

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report - 8/4/15 - Tuesday Morning Summary:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/LSR_8_4_15_AM.txt

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: (508) 346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org 

ACUSHNET , MA JULY 2015

A warmer and drier than normal July here in the northern part of Acushnet.  It was the driest July with 2.07" falling since the July of 2006 saw just 1.66".  A lot of the rain during our most recent July fell onthe 1st. of the month, with morning thunder showers dropping 0.91". July produced 5 T-Storm days, but many impressive looking storms to our West fizzled as they approached Buzzards Bay and most dropped small amounts of rain. A Heat Wave occurred during the period of July 19-21st.

(90-95-90) which was our first since 2013.  Several days towards months
end saw alerts for Bad Air Quality.  Hordes of gypsy moths were flying for several weeks beginning about July 7th. Enough to make one wonder if there will be any leaves on the trees come next Spring.
 
               July 2015 Acushnet, Ma.       41deg,44min N      70deg,55min W
 
Ave High     83.9 deg.
Ave Low      64.1 deg.
July Mean     74.0 deg. is 1.1 deg. above normal
High Temp     95 deg. on July 20th.
Low Temp      53 deg. on July 5,17th.
Days 90 or Above     4
 
Total Precip.     2.07" is 1.54" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.   0.91" on July 1st.
Total 2015 Precip.    25.10" is 5.22" below normal
 
T-Storm Days     5
High Wind Gust    23 mph on July 30th.
Heating Degree Days    0
Cooling Degree Days    288
High Barometer    30.16" on July 6th.
Low Barometer     29.55" on July 21st.
 
Tom Carr

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

JULY 2015

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 73.4°F (departure: +1.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 82.0°F

Average daily low: 64.8°F

Month's high: 91°F on the 20th

Month's low: 57°F on the 5th, 17th

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.29" (departure: -0.01")

Year's total: 23.57" (departure: -4.23")

Previous 12 months total (8/14 to 7/15): 43.58" (departure: -5.24")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.18" on 28th

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.17" on 6th

Month's low: 29.57" on 21st

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 5

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 18 mph on the 14th, 16th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 265, season: 368 (last year: 348)

Comments: A warmer than normal July with a couple of periods of oppressive humidity. 91F on the 20th was the high temperature of the month and the only 90 degree day. Dew point temperatures in low 70’s on the 19th-21st and 30th-31st made things quite uncomfortable. Five days with thunder this month. Total rainfall was normal this month but most of the rain came on just two days, the 1st and 28th. A little more than an inch fell in about 20 minutes in an intense downpour on the 28th.

Dennis Bollea 

 

June 2015 Acushnet, Ma

 A colder than normal June here in the northern part of Acushnet with slightly above normal precipitation.  The June mean temperature of 66.0 deg.was the coldest in June since the 2009 very cold mean of 64.1 degrees. June started off cold and wet, with a total of 1.39" of rain falling during the first 3 days of the month.  Much appreciated rain after the very dry and warm month of May.  An explosion of pine pollen followed and it continued for days. Fireflies were spotted on the night of the 10th..  A warm and more humid stretch followed and it ended on the 15th. with colder temps and .86" of rain.    A moderate rain and windy event on June 27th. - 28th. dropped 1.97" in the gauge and a mess of pine needle stuff in the driveway.      

 June 2015 Acushnet, Ma.      41deg,44min N        70deg, 55min W

Ave High     75.0 deg.
Ave Low      57.0 deg.
June Mean      66.0 deg. is 0.9 deg. below normal
High Temp      87 deg. on June 11th.
Low Temp      40 deg. on June 4th.
Days 90 or Above      0
 
Total Precip.     4.98" is 0.68" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip.      1.97" on June 27-28th.
Total 2015 Precip.     23.03" is 3.68" below normal
 
T- Storm Days     1        * 6 months produced only 5 t-storm days
High Wind Gust       26mph on June 23rd.
Heating Degree Days     90
Cooling Degree Days      112
High Barometer     30.32" on June 4th.
Low Barometer      29.61" on June 21st.
 
Tom Carr  

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 65.0°F (departure: -1.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 73.1°F
Average daily low: 56.8°F
Month's high: 83°F on the 22nd, 24th, 25th
Month's low: 43°F on the 4th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.70" (departure: -0.20")
Year's total: 20.28" (departure: -4.22")
Previous 12 months total (7/14 to 6/15): 49.19" (departure: +0.61")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.31" on 27th-28th
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Final season snowfall total: 80.4” (departure: +41.1”)

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.30" on 4th
Month's low: 29.61" on 28th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 10
Peak wind gust: 27 mph on the 28th
Heating degree days: 82, final season total: 6147 (last year: 5855)
Cooling degree days: 86, season: 103 (last year: 93)

Comments: A cooler than normal June with low humidity this month in Fairhaven. The average daily mean temperature was 65.0 degrees, 1.3 degrees below normal and the coolest since 2009. Humidity levels were generally on the comfortable side. The highest overnight low temperature was just 65F...Precipitation was slightly below normal. A windy 1.31” on the 27th-28th was the most significant precip event of the month. A brief thundershower on the 23rd was the only thunderstorm-day of the month.

Dennis Bollea 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MAY 2015 ACUSHNET

It was the warmest and driest May on my records here in the northern part of Acushnet.  May temperature records go back to 1985 and my precipitation records go back to 1979. High pressure areas dominated the month of little weather. A lobe from a early season offshore Tropical Storm Ana dropped only 0.04" of rain here on May 12th. and that was the only precipitation for the first 18 days of the month.   A 5 hour rain event on May 19th. left a welcomed 0.45" and this was followed by another long stretch of dryness until 0.41" fell at months end. Although nice temperature wise it was a breezy month of May with almost half of the days seeing gusts over 20 mph.  Pollen and dust coated autos began looking more like stagecoaches in the very dry conditions. The Spring Season ( March, April, May ) was slightly below normal temperature wise but it was much below normal in precipitation. It was the driest Spring Season here since 1992.  Snowfall was above normal.

May 2015 Acushnet, Ma.      41deg,44min N       70 deg,55min W
 Ave High    74.0 deg.
Ave Low     50.8 deg.
May Mean    62.4 deg. is 4.6 deg. above normal
High Temp    83 deg. on May 7,10,11,17
Low Temp     39 deg. on May 3rd.
Days 90 or Above    0
Total Precip.    1.02" is 2.82" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip.   0.45" on May 19th.
Total 2015 Precip.   18.05" is 4.36" below normal
 
T- Storm Days    1  on May 31st.
High Wind Gust     27mph. on May 30th.
Heating Degree Days     130
Cooling Degree Days      47
High Barometer     30.35" on May 9th.
Low Barometer      29.69" on May 12th.
 
Spring Season  (mar,apr,may)  2015
Ave Temp     47.9 deg. is 0.1 deg. below normal
Total Precip.    9.40" is 4.76" below normal
Snowfall      17.6" is 9.8" above normal
 
Tom Carr 
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
MAY 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 60.0°F (departure: +3.0 deg.)
Average daily high: 69.6°F
Average daily low: 50.5°F
Month's high: 78°F on the 11th, 29th, 31st
Month's low: 40°F on the 2nd, 3rd

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 0.75" (departure: -3.03")
Year's total: 16.58" (departure: -4.02")
Previous 12 months total (6/14 to 5/15): 47.15" (departure: -1.38")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.50" on 19th
Days with 0.01" or more: 3

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.37" on 9th
Month's low: 29.64" on 20th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 9
Peak wind gust: 24 mph on the 20th, 28th
Heating degree days: 164, season: 6065 (last year: 5838)
Cooling degree days: 17, season: 17 (last year: 7)

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY (Mar, Apr, May)—
Average daily mean temperature: 46.7°F (departure: -1.0 deg.)
Season’s high: 78°F on May 11, May 29 and May 31
Season’s low: 7°F on March 6
Precipitation: 8.05“ (departure: -4.65“)
Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.16“ on March 14-15
Snowfall: 18.9“ (departure: +10.2“)
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 26

Comments: Record dry conditions this May in Fairhaven. Just 3 days during the month recorded measurable precip. 0.75 inches this month is the driest May on record; previous low water mark was 1.29 inches in 1992. April and May combined for just 2.57” of precip, 5.23” below average total for the two months...The month was very warm averaging 3.0 degrees above normal. It was the first warmer than normal month since last November...The Spring season precip total of 8.05” is the driest since 1992.

Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2015 Acushnet, MA

A slightly warmer than normal April here in the northern part of Acushnet with much below normal precipitation. April was rather uneventful producing only one rumble of thunder and no snowfall. The wind was busy this month with chill in me bones stuff and nuisance amounts of light showers and sprinkles during the first 10 days. Winds gusted to over 30 mph for four straight days at the give me a break start of the month. The low of 23 deg. on April 2nd. was the coldest reading in April since 1997. Mid April featured temps finally reaching into the 60's and a touch at 70 and a dry spell that opened the windows and emptied the houses.  The end of the month saw stuck in the rut upper level cold low pressure areas cause a nice start to the day quickly turn to grey with little precipitation. A behind schedule  Mother Nature  got busy waking the peepers on April 3rd. then the honey bees on the 6th. opening the daffodils on the 15th. and the forsythia on the 24th. and landed a flight delayed hummingbird on the 29th.

  April Mean     48.5 deg. is 0.6 deg. above normal

Ave High     58.4 deg.Ave Low      38.6 deg.
High Temp     72 April 21st.
Low Temp     23 April 2nd.
Days 90 or Above     0
Total Precip.    2.64" is 2.12" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    1.07" on April 20-21st.
Snowfall     0  is 1.3" below normal
Season Snowfall (nov-apr)    81.5"
Total 2015 Precip.     17.03" is 1.54" below normal
T-Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     34 mph on April 4th.
Heating Degree Days     503
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.48" on April 16th.
Low Barometer     29.41" on April 4th.
Tom Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
APRIL 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 47.4°F (departure: -0.2 deg.)
Average daily high: 56.2°F
Average daily low: 38.5°F
Month's high: 67°F on the 21st
Month's low: 25°F on the 2nd
Days with low 32°F or below: 4
Days with high 32°F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 1.82" (departure: -2.18")
Year's total: 15.83" (departure: -0.99")
Previous 12 months total (5/14 to 4/15): 48.81" (departure: -0.99")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.44" on 20th-21st
Days with 0.01" or more: 14
Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month’s snow: 0.0” (departure: -1.5”)
Season’s snow: 80.4” (departure: +41.1”)

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.48" on 16th
Month's low: 29.40" on 4th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 9
Peak wind gust: 36 mph on the 4th
Heating degree days: 523, season: 5901 (last year: 5621)
Snow Depth Days: 0, season: 924, (last year: 173)

Comments: A dry and slightly cooler than normal April in Fairhaven this year. The month had a rather high amount of days with measurable precip but the most on any single day was just 0.28”. It was the first below normal precipitation month since last September. Historically only 25% of Aprils have measurable snowfall; there was no snow in April this year. After a rather cold start to the month temperatures slowly moderated as the month progressed.

Dennis Bollea

 

MARCH 5, 2015 SNOW REPORTS  

 A much colder than normal March here in Acushnet with above normal snowfall and slightly above normal precipitation. It was the coldest March on my  31 years of temperature records.  The March 2015 mean of 32.7 deg. is 5.7 deg. below the normal.  Deep snow cover during the first week of the month saw temps fall into the lower single digits on 3 mornings.  An overnight rain to snow event on March 5th. dropped a surprised 9.3" of snow atop the snow pack from a brutal February with 29" measured on the ground at 8 p.m..  White flags started waving from broken snow shovel handles thrust into the piles of snow.  The colder than normal temps eased the snow melt with a few patches remaining till months end with little flooding.  Measurable snow was on the ground here for 60 days from January 24th. until March 24th. when it became mostly patches. Signs of Spring were few and far between with Grackles and Red Wings showing up around March 12th. and a crocus opened on the 24th.

March 2015 Acushnet, Ma.      41deg,44min N      70deg,55min W
Ave High     42.2 deg.
Ave Low      23.1 deg.
March Mean     32.7 deg. is 5.7 deg. below normal
High Temp    59 deg. on Mar. 11th.
Low Temp     2 deg. on Mar. 1st. & 7th.
Days 0 or Below     0
Total Precip.     5.74" is 0.18" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip     1.23" on Mar. 14th.
Snowfall      17.6" is 11.1" above normal
Max 24 hr. Snowfall     9.3" on Mar. 5th.
Season Snowfall ( nov-mar )     81.5"
Total 2015 Precip.     14.39" is 0.58" above normal
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     43 mph on Mar. 18th.
Heating Degree Days     1008
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.71" on Mar. 1st.
Low Barometer      29.39" on Mar 17th.
Tom Carr
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
MARCH 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 32.6°F (departure: -5.7 deg.)
Average daily high: 40.8°F
Average daily low: 24.4°F
Month's high: 53°F on the 11th
Month's low: 7°F on the 6th
Days with low 32°F or below: 28
Days with high 32°F or below: 2

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 5.48" (departure: +0.56")
Year's total: 14.01" (departure: +1.19")
Previous 12 months total (4/14 to 3/15): 51.23" (departure: +2.68")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.16" on 14th-15th
Days with 0.01" or more: 17
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month’s snow: 18.9” (departure: +11.7”)
Season’s snow: 80.4” (departure: +42.6”)
Max. 24hr. total: 9.6” on the 5th
Days with 0.1” or more: 10
Days with 6.0” or more: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.71" on 1st
Month's low: 29.38" on 17th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 8
Peak wind gust: 37 mph on the 17th
Heating degree days: 1002, season: 5378 (last year: 5086)
Snow Depth Days: 325, season: 924 (corrected), (last year: 173)

Comments: Record breaking cold and snow this month in Fairhaven. Average daily mean temperature of 32.6F is 5.7 degrees below average and is the coldest March on record (temp records since 1975). Previous record was 32.9F in 1984. Three daily low temperature records were set, 12F on the 3rd, 7F on the 6th, and 17F on the 20th...The monthly snowfall record for March was also set. 18.9 inches this March surpassed 17.5 inches in 2001. The first 5 days of the month produced 15.7 inches. Total snowfall for the season (since November) now stands at 80.4 inches, the second highest snowfall season on record.

Dennis Bollea

A Historic Weather Month: February 2015

ACUSHNET, MA

It was the coldest and snowiest month of February in a life time producing an average temperature of only 19.9 degrees and a snowfall of 39.6".  The month saw measurable snow on 14 days and a deep snowpack stayed on the ground the entire month. January of 2005 holds as my snowiest month with 44.0".
 This bitter cold February ties with the 19.9 deg. mean of December 1989 as coldest months of any months on my temperature records. The high of only 40 deg. for the month of Feb. is the lowest maximum on my records beating Feb. of 1993 which had a high of 50 deg..  The low of -9 below was the coldest in Feb. since a -10 below here in Feb. of 1979.  Records from the New Bedford Water Works in Rochester show a low of -15 deg. on Feb. 2nd. 1961. 
February 2015 saw 5 days with temps at 0 or below the most in any February.
and the month saw the temp drop to the single digits on 8 other days. Salt water ice became a problem in the inner harbors.
Blizzard like conditions for several hours on the morning of Feb. 15th.
dropped 13" of snow in just 4 hours with thunder heard in the area. 19" fell here for the event which began on Valentines Day Feb. 14th. which happened to be the 75th. Anniversary of the Valentines Day Blizzard of 1940.
The Winter Season  ( dec,jan,feb ) of 2014-15 was much colder, snowier and wetter than normal.   60.3" of snow fell during the Season which is the snowiest since 68.7" in the Winter of 2004-5.  Our Winter Season mean of 29.0 deg. was the coldest since the Winter of 2002-3 saw  a mean 28.9 deg..
 
                  February 2015 Acushnet, Ma.       
Ave High    29.9 deg.
Ave Low     9.8 deg.
Feb Mean    19.9 deg. is 11.5 deg. below normal
High Temp     40 deg. on Feb. 4th.- 5th.
Low Temp      -9 below on Feb. 21st.
Days 0 or Below     5
Total Precip.     3.74" is 0.25" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip    0.97" on Feb. 14th.-15th.
Snowfall     39.6" is 29.4" above normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall     19.0" on Feb. 14th.-15th.
Season Snowfall (nov-feb)     63.9"
Total 2015 Precip     8.65" is 0.40" above normal
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust    35mph on Feb. 15th.
Heating Degree Days    1271
Cooling Degree Days      0
High Barometer     30.74" on Feb. 28th.
Low Barometer       29.25" on Feb. 15th.
Winter Season (dec,jan,feb ) 2014-2015
Ave Temp    29.0 deg. is 3.0 deg. below normal
Total Precip     14.79" is 1.78" above normal
Total Snowfall     60.3" is 32.1" above normal
Tom Carr  
 

SNOW TOTALS FEBRUARY 9 2015

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
FEBRUARY 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 21.5°F (departure: -10.5 deg.)
Average daily high: 30.9°F
Average daily low: 12.2°F
Month's high: 41°F on the 22nd
Month's low: -3°F on the 16th
Days with low 32°F or below: 28
Days with low 0°F or below: 2
Days with high 32°F or below: 16

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.87" (departure: +0.45")
Year's total: 8.53" (departure: +0.63")
Previous 12 months total (3/14 to 2/15): 51.43" (departure: +3.02")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.25" on 14th-15th
Days with 0.01" or more: 14
Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month’s snow: 35.8” (departure: +24.3”)
Season’s snow: 61.5” (departure: +30.9”)
Max. 24hr. total: 18.5” on the 26th-27th
Days with 0.1” or more: 13
Days with 6.0” or more: 2

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.74" on 28th
Month's low: 29.22" on 15th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 3
Peak wind gust: 35 mph on the 15th - 64mph West Island Wx Station

Heating degree days: 1209, season: 4376 (last year: 4143)
Snow Depth Days: 509, season: 606, (last year: 169)

WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (Dec., Jan., Feb.)—
Average daily mean temperature: 29.6°F (departure: -2.6 deg.)
Season’s high: 59°F on December 1
Season’s low: -3°F on February 16
Precipitation: 14.33“ (departure: +1.90“)
Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.88“ on December 8-9
Snowfall: 59.3“ (departure: +29.4“)
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 20

Comments: Extremely cold and snowy in Fairhaven this February. Many station records fell by the wayside. It was easily the coldest February on record with an average daily mean of 21.5 degrees, some 10.5 degrees below normal. Previous coldest February averaged 24.1 degrees in 1979. The average daily low temperature this month was 12.2 degrees, the lowest average low for any month. -3°F on the 16th was the lowest temperature recorded since -7°F on January 16, 2004. Just two days this month recorded daily average temperatures above normal for the day...35.8 inches of snow is the snowiest February on record surpassing 27.5 inches in 2003. The second major snow storm of the season commenced late in the day on the 14th. Thunder-snow occurred on the morning of the 15th with snow accumulated about 3” per hour for a couple of hours. Final storm total was 18.5”...The winter season (Dec., Jan., Feb.) ended up being cold and snowy after December being warm and almost snow free. Average temperature for the winter season was 29.6 degrees, coldest since 2003-4.

Dennis Bollea

BLIZZARD JANUARY 27, 2015 SNOW TOTALS  

 

ACUSHNET JANUARY 2015 REVIEW
 Another colder and snowier January here in the Northern part of Acushnet with somewhat above normal precipitation.  The January mean of 27.4 deg. was 2.4 deg. below normal and it was the coldest Jan. since 2009 saw a mean of only 25.4 deg.. A bitter cold day on Jan. 8th. saw the temperature drop to 0 and the closing of schools.
 Our snow drought of December continued into the 23rd. of January with only a total of 2" falling in bits and pieces from a few snow to rain and rain to snow events.  A changed weather pattern developed a strong 29.07" Low on the 24th. which raised eyebrows but yet another snow to rain to snow event.
Blizzard Warnings came next and they were not kidding. Plow
operators canceled their support group meetings for some areas saw over 20" of blowing and drifting powder snow from the afternoon of the 26th. thru the 27th.
January 2015 Acushnet, MA
Ave High     35.5 deg.
Ave Low      19.2 deg.
Jan Mean     27.4 deg. is 2.4 deg. below normal
High Temp   55 deg. on Jan. 4th. & 5th.
Low Temp     0 on Jan. 8th.
Days 0 or below    1
Total Precip.     4.91" is 0.65" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip    1.86" on Jan. 26th.-27th. * core sampled snow
Snowfall    20.6" is 10.5" above normal
Max 24 hr. Snowfall     16.0" on Jan 26th-27th. * much blowing drifting
Season Snowfall (nov-jan)     24.3"
Total 2015 Precip     4.91" is 0.65" above normal
T-Storm Days     0
High Wind Gust     41 mph. on Jan. 27th.
Heating Degree Days     1175
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer      30.66" on Jan. 3rd. & 11th.
Low Barometer     29.07" on Jan. 24th.
Tom Carr

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
JANUARY 2015
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 28.1°F (departure: -1.8 deg.)
Average daily high: 35.3°F
Average daily low: 21.0°F
Month's high: 53°F on the 4th and 5th
Month's low: 1°F on the 8th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.66" (departure: +0.18")
Year's total: 4.66" (departure: +0.18")
Previous 12 months total (2/14 to 1/15): 52.48" (departure: +2.33")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.15" on 3rd-4th
Days with 0.01" or more: 15
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month’s snow: 23.2 (departure: +12.3”)
Season’s snow: 25.7 (departure: +6.6”)
Max. 24hr. total: 17.0” on the 26th-27th
Days with 0.1”: 8
Days with 6.0”: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.65" on 13th
Month's low: 29.06" on 24th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 8
Peak wind gust: 47 mph on the 27th
Heating degree days: 1141, season: 3167 (last year: 3148)
Snow Depth Days: 89, season: 97, (last year: 64)

Comments: The Blizzard of 2015 effected Fairhaven from late on the 26th, all day on the 27th and into the early morning on the 28th. The storm produced 19 inches of wind packed snow. The peak wind gust was 47mph. Thankfully we did not lose power. Prior to the blizzard snowfall was very light for the month with just 4 inches. But after the storm the final total for the month was 23.2 inches. It was the snowiest January since 2006...The month was 1.8 degrees colder than normal. Low for the month was +1F on the 8th, a record low for that date...Total precip was slightly above normal.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

 

 

 

 

December 9, 2014 : STORM DAMAGE    PRECIP

Acushnet December 2014 and the Year in Review

A much  warmer and wetter December here in the northern part of Acushnet with below normal snowfall.  It was the 3rd. warmest December in my 30 years of temperature records.  December of 2006 tops my list with a mean of 41.1 deg.. 2001 had a average of 40.0 degree and our December of 2014 had a mean of 39.7 deg., which was 4.9 deg. above the normal of 34.8 deg..Extended periods of clouds and rain made for a gloomy month. Snowfall of 0.1" was well below the December average of 7.6" at my location. Mild surfaces quickly melted most of the snow flurry activity. Wishes for a White Christmas were in vain. The normal chill in me bones December did not arrive until months end. The Year 2014 was slightly warmer than normal with above normal precipitation and snowfall.  The Year produced only one 90 degree day at my location and it only produced 11 days with thunder, which is the least since 9 t-days in 1987.

December 2014 Acushnet, Ma.     41deg,44min N     70deg,55min W
Ave High    46.8 deg.
Ave Low    32.5 deg.
Dec Mean    39.7 deg. is 4.9 deg above normal
High Temp    67 deg. on Dec. 1st.
Low Temp    16 deg. on Dec. 31st.
Days 0 or below    0
Total Precip.    6.14" is 1.37" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip.    2.13" on Dec. 9th.
Snowfall    0.1"  is 7.5" below normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall  0.1" on Dec. 20th.
Total 2014 Precip.    58.56" is 5.80" above normal
Total 2014 Snowfall    51.7" is 15.6" above normal
T-Storm Days    0
High Wind Gust    29 mph on Dec. 3rd.
Heating Degree Days    794
Cooling Degree Days    0
High Barometer    30.69" on Dec. 8th.
Low Barometer     29.43" on Dec. 10th.
The Year    2014
Ave High    60.7 deg.
Ave Low     41.7 deg.
2014 Mean    51.2 deg. is 0.1 deg. above the normal (51.1deg.)
High Temp    90 deg. on Sept. 2nd.
Low Temp    - 9 below on Jan. 4th.
Days 0 or below    2
Days 90 or above    1      ( ave is 9 )
Total 2014 Precip.    58.56" is 5.80" above the normal ( 52.76" )
Max 24 hr. Precip.    6.14" on July 4-5th. ( offshore Hurricane Arthur )
Snowfall    51.7" is 15.6" above the normal  ( 36.1" )
Max 24hr. Snowfall    9.5" on Jan 2 - 3rd.
Monthly Snowfall    Jan. 20.7"  Feb. 22.8"  Mar. 4.5" Apr. T  Nov. 3.6"  Dec. 0.1"
T- Storm Days    11      ( ave is 19 )
High Wind Gust    43 mph on Feb. 14th.
Heating Degree Days    5678
Cooling Degree Days    658
High Barometer    30.75" on Apr. 17th.
Low Barometer    28.82" on Feb. 14th.
Jan. colder-snowier-slightly wetter-9.5" sno Jan2-3 followed by bitter cold -9below Jan.4th.
Feb. snowier-colder-wetter-6 sno events-sno on grd. 23days - 2.4 quake s.dart. Feb 11-bar 28.82" Feb 14.
Mar. much colder & wetter-pine tree down Mar.26 - Cape,Islands sno hurr force winds- 5.54"rain end of Mar.
Apr. slightly warmer & drier - Tr of snow - 30.75" high barometer 17th.
May warmer than norm - below norm precip - no thunder heard
Jun. very dry and somewhat warmer  no 90 deg. days - only one day with thunder
Jul.  wettest on my records 9.96" - Jul 4-5 offshore hurr. drops 6.14" severe street flood greater New Bedford
Aug. coldest Aug in 14yrs and drier than norm - no 90 degree days
Sep. 90 deg on 2nd. is warmest day of 2014 - much drier than norm only 0.87"- driest Sept in 28 years
Oct. 3rd. warmest Oct. on my records and wetter than norm - windswept rains near end of month.
Nov. cold-snowier-wetter than norm - Thanksgiving period rain to snow - up to 14" inland with power outages
Dec. warmer-wetter-with very little snow - 3rd. warmest Dec in 30 yrs of my temp records
Tom Carr  
 DECEMBER 2014
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE
Average daily mean: 39.3°F (departure: +4.4 deg.)
Average daily high: 45.4°F
Average daily low: 33.2°F
Month's high: 59°F on the 1st
Month's low: 16°F on the 31st

PRECIPITATION
Month's total: 5.80" (departure: +1.27")
Year's total: 51.65" (departure: +3.34")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.88" on 9th-10th
Days with 0.01" or more: 16
Days with 1.00" or more: 2

Month’s snow: 0.3” (departure: -7.2”)
Season’s total: 2.5” (departure: -5.7”)
Max. 24hr. total: 0.3” on the 20th
Days with 0.1” or more: 1

BAROMETER
Month's high: 30.72" on 8th
Month's low: 29.47" on 10th

MISCELLANEOUS
Days with thunder:  7 ( -10)
Days with fog: 9
Peak wind gust: 39 mph on the 9th
Heating degree days: 797, season: 1831 (last year: 2026)
Cooling degree days: 0, final season total: 586 (last year: 751)
Snow Depth Days: 0, season: 1, (last year: 8)

Comments: A warm and wet month with hardly any snow this December in Fairhaven. Average daily mean temperature of 39.3F was 4.4 degrees above the average and the 6th warmest on record (since 1974). Nighttime low were very warm. For the first 29 days of the month the low temperature was just 27F. The average daily low of 33.2F equals the mildest on record...A rather wet month with 5.80” measured. It was the third straight month with 5+ inches of precip. Just one day with measurable snowfall, about a quarter of an inch on the 20th...Mild and moist conditions produced 9 fog days this month, a bit higher than average.

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY
2014
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 50.7°F (departure: -0.1 deg.)
Average daily high: 58.8°F (departure: -0.2 deg.)
Average daily low: 42.5°F (departure: -0.1 deg.)
Year's high: 86°F on June 18
Year's low: -1°F on January 4
Days with high 90°F or higher: 0
Days with low 0°F or lower: 1
Days with high 32°F or lower: 26
Days with low 32°F or lower: 110
Season's last freeze: April 18
Season's first freeze: November 3
Growing season: 198 days

PRECIPITATION--
Year's total (includes melted): 51.65" (departure: +3.34")
Days with 0.01" or more: 122 (departure: -8)
Days with 1.00" or more: 14 (departure: 0)
Max. 24-hr. total: 6.34" on July 4-5

Year's snow: 46.6" (departure: +7.9")
Days with 0.1" snow or more: 24
Days with 6.0" or more: 2
Max. 24-hr. snow: 9.0" on January 21-22

Longest period with no measurable precipitation: 18 days (Aug 14-31)
Longest period with 0.10" or less: 18 days (Aug 14-31)
Longest period with 1.00" or less: 31 days (Aug 7-Sep 6)

BAROMETER--
Year's high: 30.77" on April 17
Year's low: 28.79" on March 13

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 7 (departure:  -10)
Days with fog: 81 (departure: -25)
Days with hail: 0
High wind gust: 42 mph on March 26

Comments: The year 2014 ended up being wet and snowy with temperatures just about average for the year. Average temperature of 50.7F was just 0.1 degree below average but was the coldest since 2009. There were no 90-degree-days after there being nine in 2013...The year was more than 3 inches wetter than average in spite of June, August and September being very dry. The wettest month of the year was August with 8.90”...January and February were very snowy with 20+ inches in those months...Just 7 days with thunder is the lowest on record and just 81 days with fog is the lowest on record.

Monthly highlights--
Jan: Cold and snowy. -1F on the 4th. Two 8+ inch snow events.
Feb: Cold and snowy again. Coldest February since 2007.
Mar: 2nd coldest March on record.
Apr: 6th month in a row with below average temps. Barometer 30.77” on the 17th
May: A warm month.
Jun: Warm and very dry. Driest June since 2007.
Jul: Hurricane Arthur passes 115 miles SE of Fairhaven with torrential rains on the 4th-5th. 6.34” rain floods cellars and streets in the area.
Aug: Driest month of the year with 1.58”
Sept: Dry and warm. August and September combine for just 3.19” precip.
Oct: Wet month. Three dates with 1+ inch rainfall.
Nov: 2.2” of snow, snowiest November since 2002.
Dec: Wet and very warm. Almost snowless, just 0.3”

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level than average.Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 26, 2014 STORM REPORTS

SNOW TOTALS       WIND/RAIN      SKYWARN LOG

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/LSR_11_26_11_27_14.txt
NWS Taunton Public Information Statement - Snow/Rain/Wind Measurement Reports:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/PNS_11_26_14_11_27_14.txt
WX1BOX Amateur Radio Storm Reports Log:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/reports_11_26_14.txt
WX1BOX Facebook Album of Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.888915301142489.1073741856.216287391738620&type=3
PSNH Storm Outage Estimated Time of Restoration:
http://www.psnhnews.com/storm-etrs
PSNH Press Release on Outage Update:
http://www.psnhnews.com/press-releases/2014-11-29-1030am
PSNH Outage Map:
http://www.psnh.com/outage/outagemap.aspx

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
NOVEMBER 2014
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 42.3°F (departure: -1.9 deg.)
Average daily high: 49.8°F
Average daily low: 34.7°F
Month's high: 62°F on the 5th
Month's low: 20°F on the 29th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 5.69" (departure: +1.68")
Year's total: 45.85" (departure: +2.07")
Previous 12 months total (12/13 to 11/14): 50.63" (departure: +2.33")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.51" on 27th
Days with 0.01" or more: 10
Days with 1.00" or more: 2
Month's snow: 2.2" (departure: +1.6")
Days with 0.1" or more: 3
Season's total: 2.2" (departure: +1.5")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.48" on 22nd
Month's low: 29.44" on 17th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 6
Peak wind gust: 37 mph on the 26th
Heating degree days: 675, season: 1034 (last year: 1113)
Cooling degree days: 0, season: 586 (last year: 751)
Snow Depth Days: 1, season: 1, (last year: 0)

FALL SEASON SUMMARY (Sept., Oct., Nov.)—
Average daily mean temperature: 54.4°F (departure: +0.9 deg.)
Season’s high: 83°F on September 5 and September 6
Season’s low: 20°F on November 29
Precipitation: 12.63“ (departure: +0.41“)
Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.51“ on November 27
Snowfall: 2.2“ (departure: +1.5“)
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 15

Comments: A cold and wet November in Fairhaven this year and a little bit of snow. A rain to snow event on the 1st thru 2nd of the month sent us digging through the shed looking for the snowboard. We got it out in time to measure just under a half an inch. Another rain to snow system left 1.3” of snow on the 14th. It was the snowiest November since 2002. There were three 1”+ precip events during the month. The fall season was about a degree warmer than average and a bit wetter than normal.

Dennis Bollea

November 2014 & The Fall Acushnet, Ma. 

A colder and snowier than normal November with above normal precipitation here in the northern part of Acushnet.  The November snowfall here was 3.6" and it was the snowiest November since 3.8" fell in 2002. It was the 4th. snowiest Nov. in my 36 years of records. Early outbreaks of polar air during the month helped to trigger 3 prolific rain events with several ending as snow.  November started with a 1.31" rain fall ending with a wake-up 1" of snow.   A mid month 1.50" of rain fell on the 17th. of November.  Thanksgiving eve found a 1.87" rain event here that ended early Thanksgiving morning.  Colder air reached our area late in the day on Thanksgiving spawning a light rain to 1.3" snow event here.  Many inland New England locations lost power during this Thanksgiving as up to 14" of heavy wet snow fell. November was blustery both from the Media and Mother Nature. 15 days saw winds gusting in the 20 to 32 mph range, but the Media topped that with days and days of Polar Vortex talk.  Both made it feel colder than it really was.

The Fall Season ( Sep, Oct, Nov ) was warmer than normal with slightly above normal precipitation and snowfall.

Ave High    52.0 deg.
Ave Low     33.7 deg.
Nov Mean    42.9 deg. was 1.3 deg. below normal
High Temp    66 deg. on Nov. 5th.
Low Temp     18 deg. on Nov. 29th.
Days 0 or below    0
Total Precip    6.49" is 1.64" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip    1.87" on Nov. 26-27th.
Snowfall    3.6" is 2.5" above normal
Total 2014 Precip    52.42" is 4.43" above normal
T-Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     32 mph. on Nov. 24th.
Heating Degree Days     669
Cooling Degree Days      0
High Barometer      30.44" on Nov. 22nd.
Low Barometer       29.42" on Nov. 17th.
Fall Season 2014 ( Sept, Oct, Nov )
Ave Temp     55.2 deg.is 1.3 deg. above normal
Total Precip    13.72" is 0.30" above normal
Snowfall      3.6" is 2.5" above normal
Tom Carr

.......................

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY
OCTOBER 2014
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 56.1°F (departure: +3.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 63.0°F
Average daily low: 49.2°F
Month's high: 73°F on the 15th
Month's low: 34°F on the 20th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 5.33" (departure: +1.10")
Year's total: 40.16" (departure: +0.39")
Previous 12 months total (11/13 to 10/14): 49.15" (departure: +0.84")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.18" on the 22nd-23rd
Days with 0.01" or more: 11
Days with 1.00" or more: 3
Snowfall: 0.0” (departure: -0.1”)

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.36" on 13th
Month's low: 29.46" on 26th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 5
Peak wind gust: 37 mph on the 22nd
Heating degree days: 275, season: 359 (last year: 426)
Cooling degree days: 7, season: 586 (last year: 751)

Comments: A very warm month. The average daily mean temperature for the month was 56.1 degrees which is the warmest October since 2007 and the third warmest on record (since 1974). The five day period from the 14th through the 18th averaged 13 degrees above normal...Precipitation for the month was 1.10 inches above normal. After very dry months in August and September the wet month was welcomed. The lawn mowers were busy around the neighborhood after sitting idle for most of September. There were three days during the month that had more than 1 inch for rain.

Dennis Bollea 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014 - Acushnet, MA

A much warmer and wetter than normal October here in Acushnet.

It was the 3rd. warmest October in my 31 years of temperature records. My mean temperature for October is 53.5 degrees.  The warm October of 2007 had a mean of 59.1 deg. and Oct. of 1990 saw 57.3 deg. for a mean. Oct. 2014 had a mean of 57.0 deg. which is 3.5 deg. above normal. After a drier than normal August and September, the rains of this October were most welcomed at first but almost unwelcomed by months end. The period of Oct. 22-24th. dropped 2.04" of rain with temps in the 50's and wind gusts to 55 mph at the New Bedford airport and gust to 59 mph at the Buzzards Bay tower. Upper lows and a pattern favoring Nor'easters dropped 6.36" of rain this October. Snowbirds, the Juncos were arriving during the last week of the month along with a host of forecasts for the upcoming Winter.
 
               October 2014  Acushnet, Ma.     
Ave High    64.7 deg.
Ave Low     49.2 deg.
Oct. Mean     57.0 deg. is 3.5 deg. above normal
High Temp     78 deg. on Oct. 15th.
Low Temp      33 deg. on Oct.  20th.
Days 0 or below       0
Total Precip      6.36" is 2.01" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip     1.92" on Oct. 22-23rd.
Snowfall     0
Total 2014 Precip     45.93" is 2.79" above normal
T-Storm Days    2
High Wind Gust    25 mph  Oct 26th.  * trees block a higher event Oct 22-24th.
Heating Degree Days     270
Cooling Degree Days     15
High Barometer      30.36" on Oct. 13th.
Low Barometer       29.47" on Oct. 26th.
Tom Carr

 SEPTEMBER 2014 FAIRHAVEN

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 64.8°F (departure: +1.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 73.2°F
Average daily low: 56.5°F
Month's high: 83°F on the 5th, 6th
Month's low: 42°F on the 23rd

PRECIPITATION

Month's total: 1.61" (departure: -2.37")
Year's total: 34.83" (departure: -0.71")
Previous 12 months total (10/13 to 9/14): 44.62" (departure: -3.77")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.58" on the 1st
Days with 0.01" or more: 6
Days with 1.00" or more: 0

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.59" on 24th
Month's low: 29.58" on 22nd

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 4
Peak wind gust: 18 mph on the 14th, 19th
Heating degree days: 82, season: 84 (last year: 119)
Cooling degree days: 84, season: 579 (last year: 745)

Comments: A warm and dry September. Precip amount of 1.61” for the month is the driest September since 2007. August and September combined for just 3.19”; 5.06 inches below normal for the two months combined...Temperatures were on the warm side, especially at the beginning of the month. The first six days of the month averaged more than 8 degrees above normal. The remainder of the month averaged close to normal...Just 4 days with fog observed, half of the average amount.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 September 2014 Acushnet

A much drier than normal September at this station in the Northern part of Acushnet and the month was above normal temperature wise.  It was the driest September in the past 28 years producing only 0.87" of rain. Brown lawns prevailed for the entire month.  I may have started the lawn mower once.  The first 6 days of September produced the warmest stretch of the year and the high temperature for 2014 and its only 90 degree day on the 2nd of the month. Many nice comfortable days and nights followed but the early morning chill of 36 degrees on the 20th. had the hummingbird packing.  She finally left on the morning of the 22nd.  September 2014 was dry but it was not the driest month in my 35 years of precipitation records.

  Here are the top 10 :
              
               1. 0.53 " July 2002                        6. 0.74" Nov 2001
              2. 0.59"  Sept 1980                       7. 0.80" Aug 1993
               3. 0.60"  Oct 1994                         8. 0.83" July 1998
               4. 0.61"  Jun 1999                         9. 0.85" tie Sept 1986 & Aug 2002
               5. 0.66"  Oct 2013                       10. 0.87" Sept 2014
 
                                      September 2014 Acushnet, Ma      
Ave High       76.4 deg.
Ave Low        55.1 deg.
Sept Mean      65.8 deg. is 1.7 deg. above normal
High Temp      90 deg. on Sept. 2nd.  * high temp for the year
Low Temp       36 deg. on Sept. 20th.
Days 90 deg. or above   1      * the only one this year - yr. ave. is 9
 
Total  Precipitation:    0.87" is 3.34" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precipitation:     0.29" on Sept. 25-26th.
Snowfall      0
Total 2014 Precipitation:     39.57" is 0.78" above normal
 
Thunder Storm Days:    0         * only 8 so far this year - yr. ave is 19
High Wind Gust:     24mph on Sept. 6th.
Heating Degree Days:   86
Cooling Degree Days :    111
High Barometer:    30.60" on Sept. 24th.
Low Barometer:     29.56" on Sept. 22nd.
Tom Carr    
                              
                                 AUGUST 2014

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 69.3°F (departure: -1.4 deg.)
Average daily high: 77.8°F
Average daily low: 60.8°F
Month's high: 83°F on the 10th
Month's low: 52°F on the 19th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 1.58" (departure: -2.69")
Year's total: 33.22" (departure: +1.66")
Previous 12 months total (9/13 to 8/14): 46.00" (departure: -2.39")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.94" on 2nd
Days with 0.01" or more: 4
Days with 1.00" or more: 0

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.40" on 5th
Month's low: 29.62" on 13th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 5
Peak wind gust: 28 mph on the 13th
Heating degree days: 2, season: 2 (last year: 1)
Cooling degree days: 147, season: 495 (last year: 682)

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY—
Average daily mean temperature: 69.8°F (departure: +0.1 deg.)
Season’s high: 86°F on June 18
Season’s low: 46°F on June 1
Precipitation: 12.14“ (departure: +0.96“)
Maximum 24 hr. precip: 6.32“ on July 4-5
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 27

Comments: Cooler than normal temperatures with comfortable humidity levels made for a very pleasant August this year in Fairhaven. The average daily mean temperature of 69.3 degrees is the coolest since the year 2000. The highest temperature for the month was just 83 degrees at the coastal location...It was a very dry month. Just 1.58” is the driest August since 2007. There was no measurable precipitation the last 18 days of the month. There was no thunderstorm days this month, quite rare for August...The summer season temperature averaged out at normal. The summer was slightly wetter than normal. The weather event of the summer was the offshore passing of Hurricane Arthur on the Fourth of July with its torrential rainfall.

Dennis Bollea

ACUSHNET -AUGUST 2014

    A much colder and drier than normal August here in Acushnet.  It
was the coldest August since the August of 2000 saw a mean of 69.3 degrees. The
month was quite comfortable and required just minimal use of air conditioners and
fans.  There were no 90 degree days during August nor during the Summer Season.
                  August started off wet and cool as 0.93" fell on the 2nd. day of the month
which was followed by a cloudy cool high of only 69 deg. the next day.  Much nice
weather became quickly stingy with the rainfall for only 0.04" fell during the last 18 days
of August. It was the driest August since only 0.98" fell in 2007.
                  The Summer Season June, July, August  2014 was slightly cooler than normal,
and it was somewhat wetter than normal thanks to a very wet July.  It was the
coolest Summer since the Summer of 2009 saw a mean of 69.6 deg.  2014 had the first
Summer in 18 years ( 1996 ) without a 90 degree day.
 
           August 2014 & the Summer Acushnet, Ma.     41deg, 44min N     70deg, 55min W
 
Ave High     79.7
Ave Low      59.3
Aug.Mean    69.5 deg. is 2.1 deg. below normal 
High Temp   88 on Aug. 25th.
Low Temp    49 on Aug. 30th.
Days 90 deg. or better     0
 
Total Precip     1.78" is 2.69" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip    0.93" on Aug. 2nd.
Total 2014 Precip    38.70" is 4.12" above normal
 
T - Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust     22 mph. on Aug. 13 th.
Heating Degree Days    4
Cooling Degree Days     149
 
High Barometer     30.31" on Aug. 30th.
Low Barometer      29.63" on Aug 13th.
 
Summer Season 2014 (jun,jul,aug)
Ave Temp     70.1 deg. is 0.3 deg. below normal
Total Precip     13.52" is 1.27" above normal
 
Tom Carr

JULY 2014 WEATHER REVIEW

 ACUSHNET, MA

  A much wetter than normal July here in Acushnet and it was slightly warmer
than normal temperature wise.  It was the wettest July on my 36 years of precipitation
records.  An unusual very early visit by an offshore Hurricane named Arthur on July 4th.
came close enough to trigger 6.14" of rain here in the northern part of Acushnet.  Even
higher amounts were reported in the local area with severe street flooding and flooded
cellars in New Bedford and Fairhaven.
              Another soaker on July 16th. with some thunder dropped 2.84" of rain as
the toasted lawns of June were making a good come back.  The second half of July was
thankfully a little on the drier side.  There were no 90 degree days this July and none so
far this year.  Only 2 days heard thunder which was the least in July at this station since 2004.
             Although this July was a little warmer than normal it was the coolest July since
2009 which had a mean of 70.7 deg. and 2009 also was wet with 9.58" of rain.
 
             July 2014 Acushnet, Ma.       41deg,44min N      70deg, 55min W
 
Ave High     81.8 deg.
Ave Low      64.9 deg.
July Mean     73.4 deg. is 0.5 deg. above normal
High Temp     89 on July 3rd. & 8th.
Low Temp      56 on July 30th. & 31st.
Days 90 deg. or better     0
 
Total Precip     9.96" is 6.53" above normal
Max 24 hr. Precip     6.14" July 4 - 5th.
Total 2014 Precip     36.92" is 6.81" above normal
 
T- Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust     24 mph on July 13th. & 16th.
Heating Degree Days     0
Cooling Degree Days     271
 
High Barometer      30.27" on July 19th.
Low Barometer       29.49" on July 28th.
 
Tom Carr  

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—
JULY 2014
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 73.0°F (departure: +0.9 deg.)
Average daily high: 81.0°F
Average daily low: 64.9°F
Month's high: 85°F on the 1st
Month's low: 57°F on the 6th

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 8.90" (departure: +5.84")
Year's total: 31.64" (departure: +4.35")
Previous 12 months total (8/13 to 7/14): 47.60" (departure: -0.80")
Max. 24hr. total: 6.34" on 4th-5th
Days with 0.01" or more: 10
Days with 1.00" or more: 2

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.27" on 19th
Month's low: 29.52" on 28th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 14
Peak wind gust: 24 mph on the 5th
Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)
Cooling degree days: 255, season: 348 (last year: 516)

Comments:  Hurricane Arthur passed about 115 miles southeast of Fairhaven on the 4th with some localized very heavy rainfall.  6.34 inches was measured at this station.  Many streets and intersections in Fairhaven and New Bedford were flooded and impassable bringing down the TV news crews from Boston and Providence.  The final monthly rainfall total was 8.90”, the wettest July since 2009 (9.15”) and the wettest for any month since March 2010 (10.68”)...It was a warm month being almost 1 degree above normal but nonetheless it was the coolest July since 2009.  These were no 90-degree-days...Fourteen days with fog this month.

Dennis Bollea

 

July 4, 2014 Storm Report

 NWS Taunton Local Storm Report - Hurricane Arthur:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/7_4_14_arthur_LSR.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement - Hurricane Arthur Rainfall/Wind Reports:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/7_4_14_PNS.txt

WX1BOX Amateur Radio Log:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/storm_reports_7_4_14_arthur.txt

WX1BOX Facebook Page Album - Flash Flood Event Related to Hurricane Arthur:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.806688216031865.1073741836.216287391738620&type=3

JUNE 2014 FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 67.1°F (departure: +0.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 77.0°F

Average daily low: 57.2°F

Month's high: 86°F on the 18th

Month's low: 46°F on the 1st

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 1.66" (departure: -2.19")

Year's total: 22.74" (departure: -1.49")

Previous 12 months total (7/13 to 6/14): 41.38" (departure: -7.02")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.63" on 4th-5th

Days with 0.01" or more: 7

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.30" on 28th

Month's low: 29.57" on 5th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 8

Peak wind gust: 21 mph on the 27th

Heating degree days: 17, final season total: 5855 (last year: 5380)

Cooling degree days: 86, season: 93 (last year: 136)

Comments:  June was warm and very dry this year in Fairhaven.  1.66 inches of precip this June is the driest since 2007.  Precip for May and June combined for just 4.07”, a total of 3.64” below normal... In spite of warmer than normal temperatures, general low humidity kept things very comfortable most of the month.  The highest overnight low temperature this month was 66F on just one date...The 2013-2014 heating degree day season ends with a value of 5855 HDD’s, 475 more HDD’s than last season.

Dennis Bollea

June 2014 in Acushnet MA

     A much drier than normal June here in Acushnet and the month was slightly above normal temperature wise.  Only 0.13" fell during the last half on the month resulting in toasted lawns. It was the driest June since 2005 which saw 1.70" of rain. Our June of 2014 produced only 1.78".  Thunder was heard on just 1 day but no rain fell at this location. Only 4 days with thunder in the past 6 months.  The yearly average here is 19.  Many days this June featured superb comfortable weather including most weekends.  There have been no 90 degree days so far this year.  Pine Pollen peaked during the period of June 7-8th.. Fireflies flickered on the 9th.. Strawberries ripened by the 11th. of the month.  Hollyhocks and roadside day lilies seemed delayed but opened by the 28th. after several days in the mid 80's.

         June 2014  Acushnet, Ma.           41deg,44min N      70deg,55min W

 
Ave High    78.5 deg.
Ave Low     56.3 deg.
June Mean     67.4 deg. is 0.5 deg. above normal
high Temp     88 deg. on June 18th.
Low Temp     44 deg. on June 1st.
Days 90 deg.or better     0
Total Precip.     1.78" is 2.57" below normal
Max 24 hr. Precip.     0.76" on June13th.
Total 2014 Precip.     26.96" is 0.28" above normal
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust    24 mph. on June 18th.
Heating Degree Days    21
Cooling Degree Days    93
High Barometer    30.28" on June 1st.
Low Barometer    29.60" on June 5th.
Tom Carr

May 2014 Acushnet, Ma.    

A surprisingly warmer than normal May here in Acushnet with somewhat below normal precipitation. For the first time since May of 2008 there was no thunder heard at this station.

There have only been 3 days with thunder reported so far this year.
May started off wet with a 1.65" moderate rain event on the 1st..and just a scant amount fell until the morning of May 17th. saw 0.91" wet the blooming lilacs. The last third of May
featured nuisance amounts of much promised precipitation for our area.
A back door cold front on the 28th. had the search on for jackets. 40 degree
or colder early morn temps awakened heating systems to end the month of May.
The Spring Season ( mar,apr,may ) was a little colder than normal and precipitation
(thanks to a wet March) somewhat above normal.  Only 4.5" of snow fell this Spring.
 
 Ave High     69.8 deg.
Ave Low      49.4 deg.
May Mean     59.6 deg. is 1.9 deg. above normal
High Temp     82 deg. on May 12th.  * lowest high in May since 78 deg. May of 2008
Low Temp     38 deg. on May 7th.
Days 90 deg. or above     0
 
Total Precip.     3.18" is 0.68" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip     1.65" on May 1st.
Snowfall     0
Season Snowfall      Nov-Apr     55.1"
Total 2014 Precip.     25.18" is 2.85" above normal
 
T Storm Days     0
High Wind Gust     31mph on May 4th.
Heating Degree Days     192
Cooling Degree Days      19
High Barometer     30.28" on My 13 -14th.
Low Barometer      29.58" on May 4th.
 
*Spring Season 2014 (mar,apr,may)
Ave Temp     47.4 deg. is 0.7 deg.below normal
Total Precip     14.76" is 0.62" above normal
Total Snowfall     4.5" is 3.3" below normal 
 
Tom Carr
 

MAY 2014

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 58.0°F (departure: +1.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 67.1°F

Average daily low: 48.8°F

Month's high: 82°F on the 27th

Month's low: 39°F on the 2nd

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.41" (departure: -1.45")

Year's total: 21.08" (departure: +0.70")

Previous 12 months total (6/13 to 5/14): 49.30" (departure: +1.11")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.22" on 1st

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.32" on 14th

Month's low: 29.52" on 4th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 4

Peak wind gust: 26 mph on the 17th

Heating degree days: 217, season: 5838 (last year: 5359)

Cooling degree days: 7, season: 7 (last year: 11)

 

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 46.4°F (departure: -1.2 deg.)

Season’s high: 82°F on May 27

Season’s low: 8°F on March 4

Precipitation: 12.33“ (departure: -0.25“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 4.00“ on March 29-30

Snowfall: 2.8“ (departure: -6.0“)

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 15

 

Comments:  After a colder than normal March and April, spring finally got underway with a warm May.  May was the first warmer than normal month since last October.  The first 80-degree-day came on the 27th.  A backdoor cold front on the 28th sent nighttime temperatures into the low 40’s on the 29th and 30th...1.22” of rain fell on the first day of the month but after that the rest of the month was very dry with just 1.19” of rain.  There were no thunderstorm days this month...The spring season (March, April, May) ended up colder than normal with precipitation around the normal mark.  The average temperature of 46.4F was the coldest spring average since 2005.

 

Dennis Bollea

APRIL 2014 FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 46.9°F (departure:  -0.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 55.7°F

Average daily low: 38.2°F

Month's high: 69°F on the 12th

Month's low: 29°F on the 6th, 18th

Days with low 32°F or below: 6

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 4.24" (departure: +0.30")

Year's total: 18.67" (departure: +2.15")

Previous 12 months total (5/13 to 4/14): 51.73" (departure: +3.58")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.76" on 15th-16th

Days with 0.01" or more: 9

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

Month's snow: trace (departure: -1.5")

Days with 0.1" or more: 0

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: 49.6" (departure: +11.9")

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.77" on 17th

Month's low: 29.37" on 8th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 535, season: 5621 (last year: 5140)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 173 (last year: 183)

 Comments:  Temperatures averaged out below normal this April in Fairhaven.  Nineteen days of the month had a negative departure from normal.  No 70-degree-days were recorded.  It was the 6th consecutive month averaging below normal and the coldest April since 2007...Precipitation was a bit above the average.  Most of the precipitation came during two events: 1.78” on the 15th - 16th and 1.09” on the 23rd.  The 1.78” event ended with a bit of sleet and snow.  It was the only snowfall of the month.

 Dennis Bollea 

 

APRIL 2014- Acushnet

A slightly warmer than normal April here in Acushnet but a little short on precipitation and snowfall.  After a very cold month of March the promised warmth in April was both appreciated and disappointing at times.  Although a little warmer our April mean of 48.1 deg. was the coldest since the April mean of 45.6 deg.in 2007.  At mid month April 15 -16th. wind and rain event produced 2.04" of precipitation and ended with a trace of sleet and snow.  A 30.75" + cold high pressure area followed helping to drop temps to28 deg.on the morning of the 18th. Honey bee's finally found work on April 3rd..A tremendous herring run was witnessed at the Nemasket River in Middleboro on April 10th..Daffodils in bloom here on a 70 deg. day on April 11th. A tom turkey with 4 girlfriends crossed the yard on the 12th.. Forsethia bloomed here on the 21st. of April and a male hummingbird arrived at the feeder on the 24th.. The lawnmower stayed dormant.

Ave High     58.1 deg.

Ave Low      38.1 deg.
April Mean     48.1 deg. is 0.2 deg. above normal
High Temp     73 deg. on April 12th.
Low Temp     28 deg. on April 10th.& 18th.
Days 90 deg. or above     0
 
Total Precip     4.36" is 0.41" below normal
Max 24hr. Precip    2.04" on April 15th.-16th.
Snowfall     T
Season Snowfall Nov-Apr     55.1"
Total 2014 Precip     22.00" is 3.53" above normal
 
T- Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     38 mph on April 15th.
Heating Degree Days     513
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.75" on April 17th.
Low Barometer      29.39" on April 8th.
 
Tom Carr   

 

 

 

 SATELLITE TIME LAPSE OF MARCH 26 - 2014 STORM / WINTER OF 2013-14

MARCH 26, 2014 STORM REPORT PDF

MARCH 2014 REVIEW FROM ACUSHNET

A much colder and wetter than normal March here in Acushnet with below
1. normal snowfall. The mean March temperature was 34.4 degrees which is 4.2 degrees below the normal of 38.6 deg. It was the coldest March since 1996 which had a mean of 33.9 degrees.
Almost half the month saw early morning temps below 20 degrees. Teasers of warmth were just that. Spring would be late this year.
Most of the month was on the dry side. Barometers dropped to below 28.95"
in the area on the 12-13th. of March as overnight rain changed to a 2" morning snow and then back to cold and dry again.
A serious offshore meteorological bomb of a Nor'easter just edged Acushnet on
the 26th. of March with about an inch of snow but the gusty NNE snapped a neighbors big pine onto our yard. The Cape and Islands saw snow and wind gusts to Hurricane force in this event.
March saved its reputation for being the wettest of all the months by dropping
5.54" of rain at months end with flooded streets and cellars but waking the ancient sound of the Spring peepers.


March 2014 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 45.1 deg.
Ave Low 23.6 deg.
March Mean 34.4 deg. is 4.2 deg. below normal
High Temp 61 deg. on March 11th.,22nd.
Low Temp 4 deg. on March 4th.
Days 0 or below 0
Total Precip 7.22" is 1.70" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip 5.15" on March 29-30th.
Snowfall 4.5" is 2.1" below normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall 2.0" on March 13th.
Season Snowfall Nov-Mar 55.1"
Total 2014 Precip 17.64" is 3.94" above normal
T- Storm Days 0
High Wind Gust 36 mph on March 28th.
Heating Degree Days 959
Cooling Degree Days 0
High Barometer 30.60" on March 6th.
Low Barometer 28.95" on March 13th.

 
Tom Carr
 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

 

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FEBRUARY and WINTER WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET

  A snowier, colder and wetter than normal February here in the Northern part
of Acushnet.  22.8" of snow fell here during the month, which is 13.0" above the normal. Six snowfall events of an inch or more kept snow on the ground here for 23 days this month.
        Our colder and snowier than normal February saw 6 mornings with temperatures falling into the single digits. Rain events were followed by black ice.  A four day warm-up into the 0's from Feb. 20th. - 23rd. with some rain, wind, thunder, and fog put a good dent in the
snow cover.
        We dodged a serious significant snow event on Feb.13th. when snow changed to a mix and then rain with 2.19" of precipitation.  The barometer here dropped to 28.82" the next day and winds gusted to 43 mph.  Mother Nature made some sight adjustments and nailed us with a 9" snow event on Feb.15th..
        Our cage got rattled a bit on February 11th. with a 2.4 earthquake.


        The Winter Season - December - January - February -  2013-2014 was colder, wetter, and snowier than normal.  50.4" of snow fell during the Season some 22.9" above the normal. 

 It was the snowiest Winter Season since 68.7" fell in the Winter of 2004-5.

 
         February 2014 Acushnet, Ma.        41.44 N       70.55 W
 
Ave High    38.3 deg.
Ave Low     20.1 deg.
Feb. Mean     29.2 deg. is 2.3 deg. below normal
High Temp    56 deg. on Feb. 23rd.
Low Temp     2 deg. on Feb. 12th.
Days 0 deg. or below     0
 
Total Precip     5.52" is 1.58" above normal
Max 24hr. Precip     2.19" on Feb. 13th.
Snowfall     22.8" is 13.0" above normal
Max 24hr. Snowfall     9.0" on Feb. 15-16th.
Season Snowfall  Nov-Feb    50.6"
Total 2014 Precip      10.42" is 2.24" above normal
 
T- Storms Days      1
High Wind Gust     43 mph on Feb. 14th.
Heating Degree Days     1012
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.54" on Feb. 12th.
Low Barometer      28.82" on Feb. 14th. lowest since 28.66" Dec.27of 2010 - Blizzard
 
Winter Season ( Dec, Jan, Feb ) 2013-14
Ave Temp     30.5 deg. is 1.6 deg. below normal
Total Precip     15.29" is 2.34" above normal
Total Snowfall    50.4" is 22.9" above normal
 
Tom Carr 

FEBRUARY 2014 FAIRHAVEN

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 29.2̊F (departure: -2.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 36.8̊F

Average daily low: 21.6̊F

Month's high: 50̊F on the 23rd

Month's low: 6̊F on the 12th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 26

Days with high 32̊F or below: 9

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 4.92" (departure: +1.54")

Year's total: 8.75" (departure: +0.95")

Previous 12 months total (3/13 to 2/14): 49.01" (departure: +0.86")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.53" on 13th-14th

Days with 0.01" or more: 14

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 21.3" (departure: +10.2")

Days with 0.1" or more: 9

Days with 6.0" more: 1

Season's total: 46.8" (departure: +17.9")

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.53" on 12th

Month's low: 28.79" on 14th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 35 mph on the 13th

Heating degree days: 995, season: 4143 (last year: 3816)

Snow depth days: 105, season: 169 (last year: 158)

WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (Dec. Jan. Feb.)

Average daily mean temperature: 30departure: -1.7)

Season’s high: 56̊F on December 6 and December 22

Season’s low: -1 on January 4th

Precipitation: 13.53" (departure: +1.21")

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.53" on February 13-14

Snowfall: 46.4" (departure: +18.1")

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 26

Comments: Cold and snowy month this February. Several snowfall events kept the snowplows busy. The heaviest snowfall event came on the 15th – 16th with 8.3"...The average daily mean temperature was 29.2F which is 2.8 degrees below normal. It was the coldest February since 2007...An eerie thunderstorm with dense fog on the 21st...The winter season overall was also cold and snowy. 46.4" of snow this winter was 18.1" above average. It was the snowiest winter season since the winter of 2004-2005.

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JANUARY 2014 IN ACUSHNET, MA

     A colder and snowier than normal January here in the Northern part
of Acushnet with somewhat above normal precipitation.  It was the 5th. snowiest Jan. in 35 years of record.  44.0" fell in Jan of 2005, 28.0" in 1996, 25.8" in 1987, 23.1" in 2011, and 20.7" fell here in 2014.
    Most of the snow events this Jan. fell during periods of very cold temps,
which resulted in some prime grade powder snow.  Bitter cold in the wake of the snowfall saw temps dropping to -9 below zero on Jan. 4th. and to Zero on Jan. 23rd.The -9 below reading was the coldest in a decade at this station.
January 2014 had a mean temp of 27.8 deg. which is 2.1 deg. below
the normal of 29.9 deg.  Our cold Jan. produced 1158 heating degree days which is a little above normal.
    This busy month of weather saw 12 days of measurable precipitation
and 7 days with winds gusting over 30 mph. and black ice and thunder and snow to shovel in the bitter cold.

January 2014  Acushnet, Ma.       41 deg,44min N       70 deg,55min W
 
Ave High     37.3 deg.
Ave Low      18.3 deg.
Jan Mean     27.8 deg. is 2.1 deg. below normal
High Temp     58 deg. on Jan. 6th. & 11th.
Low Temp      -09 deg. below zero on Jan. 4th.
Days 0 or below   2
 
Total Precip.      4.90" is 0.66" above normal
Max 24 hr. precip.     1.56" on Jan 11 - 12th.
Snowfall     20.7" is 10.6" above normal
Max 24hr. snowfall     9.5" on Jan. 2 - 3rd.
Season Snowfall  ( nov - jan )    27.8"
Total 2014 Precip.    4.90" is 0.66" above normal
 
T- Storm Days      1 on Jan. 11th.
High Wind Gust     36 mph. on Jan 11th. & 27th.
Heating Degree Days    1158
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer     30.64" on Jan. 9th.
Low Barometer      29.34" on Jan. 6th. & 11th.
 
Tom Carr  

 

JANUARY 2014

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 28.1̊F (departure: -1.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 35.7̊F

Average daily low: 20.5̊F

Month's high: 52̊F on the 11th

Month's low: -1̊F on the 4th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 24

Days with low 0̊F or below: 1

Days with high 32̊F or below: 13

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 3.83" (departure: -0.59")

Year's total: 3.83" (departure: -0.59")

Previous 12 months total (2/13 to 1/14): 49.73" (departure: +1.65")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.91" on 14th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 0
 
Month's snow: 20.0" (departure: +9.4")

Days with 0.1" or more: 7

Days with 6.0” more: 1

Season's total: 25.5" (departure: +7.7")


BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.65" on 9th

Month's low: 29.35" on 6th, 12th
 
MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 3rd

Heating degree days: 1122, season: 3148 (last year: 2877)

Snow depth days: 56, season: 64 (last year: 48)
 
Comments:  Cold and snowy this January in Fairhaven.  Temperatures averaged just over 2 degrees below normal.  It was the coldest January since 2011.  Eight days had low temperatures in the single numbers.  Low temperature for the month was -1̊F, the first below zero reading here since January 28, 2005...Two 8+ inch snowfall events this month.  But the light a fluffy nature of the snow in both of these events made for some easy shoveling.  It was the snowiest January since 2005.

December 2013 in Acushnet

     A slightly cooler than normal December here in Acushnet with precipitation somewhat above normal and snowfall a little below the average. Mid month snowfall events mixed to sleet and rain resulted in small depths of up to 4" but it stayed on the ground for 11 straight days from Dec.10th. to the 20 th.. The snow cover helped to drop temperatures to 8 degrees .here on December 17th.

     The final third of the month started with a mild spell of weather and more rain. The Christmas of 2013 was brown. Several rain events ended with sneaky black ice causing accidents in the area.

     The Year 2013 was above normal temperature wise by 0.7 deg. and below normal in precipitation by 1.99". Snowfall for the year was 50.6" ( Jan 4.5" Feb 22.2" mar 16.8" Nov 0.2" Dec 6.9") some 14.9" above my normal of 35.7". It was the snowiest year since 92.6" fell here in 2005.

     The main weather event of 2013 has to be the Blizzard of Feb. 8-9th. Some called it a Winter Hurricane or Nemo, leaving many without power for a week or longer than that. Some 14" of a mix of snow and sleet fell here in the northern part of Acushnet and this melted to 1.73" of precipitation. Severe damage to trees and branches as winds gusted to the 50 mph. range.

     The Winter Season 2012-13 Dec, Jan and Feb., was warmer wetter and snowier than normal.The Spring Season 2013 , March, pril, May., was a little warmer but drier than normal with above average snowfall. 16.8" fell in March.The Summer Season 2013 , June, July, Aug., was warmer and much wetter than normal. 10.40" of rain fell in June. July saw a 4 day heat wave followed by a mid-month 7 day heat wave.

     The Fall Season 2013, Sept, Oct, Nov., was very dry with temperature just slightly below normal. Oct. saw only 0.66" of precipitation. It was one of the  best fall seasons weather wise for the "world outdoors" people.

 December 2013 Acushnet, Ma 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

 Ave High 42.2 deg.

Ave Low 26.9 deg.

Dec Mean 34.6 deg. is 0.2 deg. below normal

High Temp 60 deg. on Dec. 22nd.

Low Temp 8 deg. on Dec. 17th.

Days 0 deg. or below 0

 Total Precip. 4.87" is 0.11" above normal

Max 24hr. Precip. 1.54" on Dec. 14-15th.

Snowfall 6.9" is 0.7" below normal

Max 24hr. Snowfall 4" on Dec. 14-15th.

Total 2013 Precip. 50.88" is 1.99" below normal

 T- Storm Days 0

High Wing Gust 31 mph. on Dec. 22nd.

Heating Degree Days 955

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.58" on Dec. 8th.

Low Barometer 29.33" on Dec 29th.

The Year 2013:

 Ave High 60.8 deg.

Ave Low 42.8 deg.

2013 Mean 51.8 deg. is 0.7 deg. above normal ( ave is 51.1 deg.)

High Temp 95 deg. on Jul 19th.

Low Temp 3 deg. on Jan 24th.

Days 0 or below 0

Days 90 deg. or above 16 ( the ave. is 9 )

 Total 2013 Precip. 50.88" is 1.99" below normal ( ave. is 52.78" )

Max 24 hr. Precip. 4.05" on Jun 7-8th.

Snowfall 50.6" is 14.9" above normal ( ave is 35.7" )

Max 24 hr. Snowfall 14.0" on Feb. 8-9th.

 T- Storm Days 22 ( the ave is 19 )

High Wind Gust 50 mph. estimated Feb. 8-9th. Blizzard

Heating Degree Days 5674

Cooling Degree Days 825

High Barometer 30.75" on Nov. 30th.

Low Barometer 29.04" on Jan 31st.

RECAP

 Jan. warmer and drier than normal, pitiful snowfall of 4.5"

Feb. Blizzard Feb 8-9th.,14" + in the area, much tree damage, power outages

Mar. much snowier than norm, Mar. 7-8th storm drops 11"

Apr. slight warmer than norm, but dry, 30.72" Barometer on the 22nd.

May. warmer than norm, a little wet, couple of 90's end the month.

Jun. very wet 10.40" & warm, remnants of T/S Andrea drops 4.05" on jun 7-8th.

Jul. warmest since 1984, 4 day and a 7 day heat wave, 11 days 90 or better.

Aug. cooler and drier than norm, many nice days.

Sep. slightly cooler, but dry, superb wx, a late 93 deg. day on the 11th.

Oct. very dry only 0.66" of rain and warm, more nice Fall wx.

Nov. colder and slightly wet, but windy, many bright days, 16 deg on the 25th.

Dec. slight colder than norm, snow on the grnd. 11 days in row, but Christmas was brown.

Tom Carr

DECEMBER 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 34.4̊F (departure: -0.5 deg.)

Average daily high: 41.5̊F

Average daily low: 27.2̊F

Month's high: 56̊F on the 6th, 22nd

Month's low: 13̊F on the 17th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 22

Days with low 0̊F or below: 0

Days with high 32̊F or below: 7

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 4.78" (departure: +0.26")

Year's total: 48.04" (departure: -0.09")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.46" on 29th, 30th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 5.1" (departure: -1.5")

Days with 0.1" or more: 5

Season's total: 5.5" (departure: -1.7")

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.57" on 8th

Month's low: 29.31" on 29th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 11

Peak wind gust: 28 mph on the 15th

Heating degree days: 913, season: 2026 (last year: 1856)

Cooling degree days: 0, final season total: 751 (last year: 816)

Snow depth days: 8, season: 8 (last year: 9)

Comments: Temperatures averaged 0.5 degrees below normal this December. The warmest period was during the 4 day period from the 20th through the 23rd when the temperature averaged 13 degrees above normal. The 7 day period from the 12th through the 18th the temperature averaged nearly 10 degrees below normal. Total precipitation was slightly above normal. Freezing rain on the 17th made driving and walking hazardous. Snow was a bit below normal. Just two 2-inch events during the month kept the plows off the streets. 11 days with fog this mo

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 51.4̊F (departure: +0.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 59.3̊F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily low: 43.5̊F (departure: +0.9 deg.)

Year's high: 93̊F on July 7 and July 19

Year's low: 5̊F on January 24

Days with high 90̊F or higher: 9

Days with low 0̊F or lower: 0

Days with high 32̊F or lower: 24

Days with low 32̊F or lower: 106

Season's last freeze: April 7

Season's first freeze: November 4

Growing season: 210 days

 

PRECIPITATION--

Year's total (includes melted): 48.04" (departure: -0.09")

Days with 0.01" or more: 134 (departure: +3)

Days with 1.00" or more: 12 (departure: -2)

Max. 24-hr. total: 3.26" on June 7-8

 

Year's snow: 48.6" (departure: +13.0")

Days with 0.1" snow or more: 27

Days with 6.0" or more: 2

Max. 24-hr. snow: 13.5" on February 8-9

Longest period with no measurable precipitation: 12 days (Apr 26-May 7; Sep 23-Oct 4)

Longest period with 0.10" or less: 15 days (Apr 24-May 8; Oct 8-22)

Longest period with 1.00" or less: 45 days (Sep 23-Nov 6)

BAROMETER--

Year's high: 30.74" on November 30

Year's low: 29.06" on January 31

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 19 (departure: +1)

Days with fog: 96 (departure: -12)

Days with hail: 0

High wind gust: 41 mph on November 27

Comments: 2013 goes in the books as a warm and snowy year with a normal amount of precipitation. For the second year in a row there were nine 90-degree-days (all in July). For the first time there were two heat waves in a single year. There were no 0-degree-days this year...Precipitation ended up 0.09" below normal. A wet first half of the year was cancelled out by a very dry fall season. 48.6 inches of snow was the most in a year since 2005 (88.8").

Monthly highlights--

January: Warm and dry. Just 4.7 inches of snow.

February: Blizzard of 2013 on the 8th & 9th. 14.5 inches of wet, windblown snow bring down tree limbs

and power lines leaving areas of town without power and blocking major streets for several days.

March: Snowy month. 14.8" is 8" above normal for March.

April: Uneventful. Just one day 70F+ degrees.

May: 14 days with fog.

June: Very wet. Remnants of T/S Andrea pass directly over area leaving 3.50" of rain behind.

July: Hot and humid. Nine 90-degree-days, most in any month on record.

August: A welcomed cool month. High temperature for the month just 84F.

September: Cool and dry month with some really nice weather, plenty of sunshine.

October: Very dry and very warm. Just 0.88" precip for the month.

November: Cold and windy month. 2.36" of rain on the 26th-27th.

December: Freezing rain on the 17th.

nth is a lot for December. Dense, zero visibility fog on the 5th and 6th.

 

 Dennis Bollea

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 STORM REPORT PDF

 MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

NOVEMBER 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 42.1̊F (departure: -2.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 49.8̊F

Average daily low: 34.5̊F

Month's high: 66̊F on the 1st

Month's low: 17̊F on the 25th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 13

Days with high 32̊F or below: 1

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 4.21" (departure: +0.19")

Year's total: 43.26" (departure: -0.35")

Previous 12 months total (12/12 to 11/13): 50.15" (departure: +2.11")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.32" on 26th-27th

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 0.4" (departure: -0.1")

Days with 0.1" or more: 1

Season's total: 0.4" (departure: -0.2")

 

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.74" on 30th

Month's low: 29.17" on 27th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 41 mph on the 27th

Heating degree days: 687, season: 1113 (last year: 1058)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 751 (last year: 816)

FALL SEASON SUMMARY

Average daily mean temperature: 53.4̊F (departure: -0.1)

Season’s high: 84̊F on September 11

Season’s low: 17̊F on November 25

Precipitation: 8.00” (departure: -4.31“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.32” on November 26-27

Snowfall: 0.4” (departure: -0.2“)

Days with thunder: 4

 

Days with fog: 16

 

Comments:  A colder than normal month with about normal precipitation amounts this November in Fairhaven.  Quite dry through the first 25 days of the month but a wet, windy and warm storm brought 2.36” of rain and a wind gust of 41 mph on the 26th and 27th.  The first snowfall of the season came on the 12th with just under a half-an-inch...A cold month.  Average temperature of 42.1F is 2.1 degrees colder than normal.  The season first freezing temperature came on the 4th, a little later than the average...A wind month with four days recording peak gusts of 30 mph or higher...The fall season was very dry (-4.31” departure) with temperatures averaging out right around the norm.

Dennis Bollea

 

ACUSHNET NOVEMBER 2013

     A colder than normal November here in Acushnet with slightly above normal precipitation. Snowfall was below normal as only 0.2" fell.It was mostly a bright and comfortable November until a windswept rain on the 26th. - 27th. dropped 3.26"  at this location.  Tree and branches down in the area caused some isolated power outages. Early risers on November 25th.felt the coldest Nov. temperature in over decade at 16 degrees.

     November had plenty of gusto with a peak wind of 45 mph on the 1st.followed by 4 more days during the month well into the 30 mph range. Leaf rakes and gutter cleaners got a good workout. Juncos came out of hiding on the 10th. in time to welcome the first snowfall on the 12th. of November. Th  Fall Season was the 2nd. driest on my records back to 1979.  Only 8.94" of precipitation fell here this Fall.  The Fall of 2001 is the driest at 5.74".  Temperature average this Fall of 2013 was just slightly below normal.

November 2013 and the Fall Season      41deg,44min N    70deg,55min W

Ave High    51.8 deg.Ave Low    33.2 deg.

Nov Mean    42.5 deg. is 1.8 below normal

High Temp    70 deg. on Nov. 1st.

Low Temp     16 deg. on Nov. 25th

Days 0 deg. or below    0

Total Precip    5.13" is 0.28" above normal

Max 24hr. Precip    3.20" on Nov. 27th.

Snowfall    0.2" is 0.9" below normal

Total 2013 Precip    46.01" is 2.01" below normal

T- Storm Days    0High Wind Gust    45 mph on Nov. 1st.

Heating Degree Days    683Cooling Degree Days    1

High Barometer    30.75" on Nov. 30th. ( very high for Nov.)

Low Barometer     29.20" on Nov. 27th.

Fall Season ( sep,oct,nov ) 2013

Ave Temp    53.8 deg. is 0.2 below normal

Total Precip    8.94" is 4.61" below normal

Snowfall    0.2" is 0.9" below normal

Tom Carr 

 

OCTOBER 2013 FAIRHAVEN, MA


 TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 55.1̊F (departure: -0.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 63.8̊FAverage daily low: 46.4̊F

Month's high: 79̊F on the 2nd

Month's low: 34̊F on the 25th, 26th

 

PRECIPITATION

Month's total: 0.80" (departure: -3.51")

Year's total: 39.05" (departure: -0.54")

Previous 12 months total (11/12 to 10/13): 47.65" (departure: -0.48")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.26" on 6th-7thDays with 0.01" or more: 9

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -0.1")

Season's total: 0.0" (departure: -0.1")

 

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.41" on 9th, 13th

Month's low: 29.58" on 23rd

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 3Peak wind gust: 27 mph on the 26th

Heating degree days: 307, season: 426 (last year: 361)

Cooling degree days: 6, season: 751 (last year: 816)

Comments:  Very dry month with just 0.80” of precipitation collected.  It was the least amount of October rainfall on record (since 1992) and the lowest monthly total since March 2006 (0.75”) A warm month with an average daily mean of 55.1̊F which is 2.3 degrees above normal.  72̊F on the 17th was a record high for that date.  The first 22 days were very warm averaging 4.8 degrees above normal.  No freezing temps yet this season, just 3 days with fog this month, 5 days fewer than normal for October.

Dennis Bollea

 

ACUSHNET OCTOBER 2013

A very dry October here in Acushnet and the month was above normal temperature wise. Rainfall totaled only 0.66" making this October the second driest Oct. in 35 years of records. October of 1994 saw only 0.60" at my location. October 2013 was the 5th. driest month of any month on my records.

July 2002 - 0.53" Nov. 2001 - 0.74"

Sept. 1980 - 0.59" Aug. 1993 - 0.80"

Oct. 1994 - 0.60" July 1998 - 0.83"

June 1999 - 0.61" Sept. 1986 - 0.85"

Oct. 2013 - 0.66" Aug. 2002 - 0.85"

The warmer than normal temperatures and scant precipitation made for the second delightful Fall month in a row for all outdoor activities. A frosty 36 degree morning on Oct. 14th. woke up the oil burner but a killing frost waited for Oct. 26th. to bring a 28 deg. reading to end the growing season.

October 2013 Acushnet, Mass.

Ave High 66.0 deg.

Ave Low 44.3 deg.

Oct Mean 55.2 deg. is 1.8 above normal

High Temp 82 on Oct. 2nd.

Low Temp 28 on Oct. 26th.

Days 90 deg or better 0

Total Precip 0.66" is 3.80" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip 0.25" on Oct. 5th.

Total 2013 Precip 40.88" is 2.29" below normal

Oct Snowfall 0

2013 Snowfall 43.5" Jan 4.5" Feb 22.2" Mar 16.8"

T-Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 32mph. on Oct. 26th.

Heating Degree Days 315

Cooling Degree Days 7

High Barometer 30.41" on Oct. 9th. & 13th.

Low Barometer 29.61" on Oct. 23rd.

 

Tom Carr

 

SEPTEMBER 2013 ACUSHNET

 A slightly cooler than normal September here in Acushnet and precipitation was somewhat below the normal.  Although September started off on the wet side with the first 3 days dropping a total of 1.93" the rest of the month turned out to be superb weather wise.

The temperature soared to 93 deg on September 11th. making it the warmest temperature recorded so late in Sept. at this location. Our last sighting of the hummingbird was on the 16th. ahead of some colder air for temps dropped to 40 here on 18th. of the month. Several long stretches of 7 to 8 days with no precipitation made for ideal weather for outdoor activities. TV weathermen almost went into tap dance mode with nothing to say.

Ave High    73.5 deg.

 

Ave Low     53.9 deg.

Sept Mean    63.7 deg. is 0.5 deg. below normalH

High Temp    93 on Sept. 11th.

Low Temp     40 on Sept. 18th.

Days 90 deg. or better    1

Total Precip     3.15" is 1.09" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip     1.23" on Sept. 3rd.

Total 2013 Precip     40.22" is 1.51" above normal

T-Storm Days     4

High Wind Gust     20 mph on Sept. 12th.

Heating Degree Days     120

Cooling Degree Days     73

High Barometer      30.39" on Sept. 17th.

Low Barometer       29.58" on Sept. 13th.Ave High    73.5 deg.

Ave Low     53.9 deg.

Sept Mean    63.7 deg. is 0.5 deg. below normal

High Temp    93 on Sept. 11th.

Low Temp     40 on Sept. 18th.

Days 90 deg. or better    1

Total Precip     3.15" is 1.09" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip     1.23" on Sept. 3rd.

Total 2013 Precip     40.22" is 1.51" above normal T-Storm Days  

High Wind Gust     20 mph on Sept. 12th.

Heating Degree Days     120

Cooling Degree Days     73

High Barometer      30.39" on Sept. 17th.

Low Barometer       29.58" on Sept. 13th.

Tom Carr

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 THUNDERSTORM  HEAVY RAIN PUMMEL AREA

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 SEPTEMBER 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 62.9̊F (departure: -0.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 71.4̊F

Average daily low: 54.4̊F

Month's high: 84̊F on the 11th

Month's low: 43̊F on the 24th

PRECIPITATION

Month's total: 2.99" (departure: -0.99")

Year's total: 38.25" (departure: +2.97")

Previous 12 months total (10/12 to 9/13): 48.96" (departure: +0.80")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.98" on 3rd

Days with 0.01" or more: 6

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.37" on 17th

Month's low: 29.59" on 13th

MISCELLANEOUS

Days with thunder: 4

Days with fog: 8

Peak wind gust: 20 mph on the 8th, 17th, 22nd

Heating degree days: 118, season: 119 (last year: 82)

Cooling degree days: 63, season: 745 (last year: 814)

Comments:  A cooler and drier than normal September this year in Fairhaven with plenty of sunshine and some really nice weather.  The month got off to a wet start with 2.56” of rain and thunder on the first 3 days.  But there was just 0.43” measured during the last 27 days.  It was the driest September since 2007. No real extremes, either hot or cold, as far as temperatures go.  It was rather cool on the 17th though with a high temperature of only 59F.  No daily temperature records were set.

Dennis Bollea

 

 

August 2013 & The Summer Season
   
A cooler than normal August here in Acushnet with below normal
precipitation.  There were no 90 degree days.  It was the coolest August since 2008 which saw a mean of 69.8 degrees.  A cool August was most welcomed after the warmest July on my records.
              August precipitation was below normal for the first time since the Aug. of 2007 saw only 0.98".  August rainfall is usually enhanced by remnants of Tropical systems brushing our area.  That was not the case this year.  A 17 day stretch of dry weather from Aug. 10 - 26th. produced only 0.10" at my location. No complaints for the many days of nice weather this August saved the Summer Season.
               Thanks but no thanks to an extremely wet June and a very warm July, the Summer Season (June-July-August) will be recorded as warmer and wetter than normal. The Season produced 2 heat waves and a total of 13 days of temps 90 deg. or better.
 

         August 2013 & The Summer Season      
 
Ave High     80.2 deg.
Ave Low      60.7 deg.
Aug Mean     70.5 deg. is 1.2 below normal
High Temp     89 on Aug. 21st.
Low Temp      49 on Aug. 6th. & 25th.
Days 90 deg. or better     0

Total Rain     3.33" is 1.17" below normal
Max 24hr. Rain  1.58" on  Aug. 27th.
Total 2013 Rain    37.07" is 2.60" above normal

Thunder- Storm Days     4
High Wind Gust     26 mph on Aug. 14th.
Heating Degree Days     0
Cooling Degree Days     177

High Barometer     30.36" on Aug. 25th.
Low Barometer      29.68" on Aug. 14th.

Summer Season (June-July-August) 2013
Ave Temp     72.2 deg. is 1.8 above normal
Total Rain     16.64" is 4.52" above normal

Tom Carr
 
 
 
 
AUGUST 2013
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS
 
TEMPERATURE
Average daily mean: 70.1̊F (departure: -0.6 deg.)
Average daily high: 78.5̊F
Average daily low: 61.7̊F
Month's high: 84̊F on the 22nd
Month's low: 53̊F on the 6th, 15th

 PRECIPITATION
Month's total: 3.18" (departure: -1.10")
Year's total: 35.26" (departure: +3.96")
Previous 12 months total (9/12 to 8/13): 50.97" (departure: +2.87")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.87" on 27th
Days with 0.01" or more: 9
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.33" on 25th
Month's low: 29.64" on 14th

MISCELLANEOUS
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 8
Peak wind gust: 21 mph on the 9th
Heating degree days: 1, season: 1 (last year: 1)
Cooling degree days: 166, season: 682 (last year: 748)

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY (JUN, JUL, AUG)
Average daily mean temperature: 71.8̊F (departure: +2.1)
Season’s high: 93̊F on July 7, July 19
Season’s low: 49̊F on June 5
Precipitation: 15.44” (departure: +4.46“)
Maximum 24 hr. rain 3.26” on June 7-8
Days with thunder: 9
Days with fog: 28
 
Comments:  A cool and dry month this August in Fairhaven.  More than half of the month’s rain came during a localized 1.87” event on the 27th…The cooler than normal temperatures came as a relief after the record high temperatures of July.  The highest temperature of the month was just 84F, the lowest high August temperature since 1996.  It was the first cooler than normal month since February…For the summer season it was the warmest since 2009.  Eight of the past nine summers have averaged warmer than normal.

DENNIS BOLLEA

 

 July 2013 Acushnet, MA

41 deg  44 min N       70 deg  55 min W

     A much warmer than normal July here in Acushnet with somewhat below normal precipitation.  It was the warmest July on my temperature records back to 1984 And it was the warmest month of any month. July 2013 produced 11 days of temperatures of 90 degrees or higher resulting in 2 heat waves here in the Northern part of Acushnet.  A cool wet start to the month was followed quickly by a 4 day heat wave July 5th. - 8th. ( 92,92,93,91 ) .

 

This was followed by a period of unsettled weather until the heat and humidity came back with a 7 day heat wave July 14th. - 20th. ( 90,92,92,90,94,95,91 ) .  I had never recorded a 7 day heat wave at this location. Although July 2013 produced 5 days with thunder only a few produced a worthy rainfall. The month saw 2.91" of rain fall here and it ended up 0.53" drier than my past 34 year July normal of 3.44"

July 2013 may well be remembered for its electric bill.

 

Ave High    85.1 deg.


Ave Low     69.8 deg.


July Mean    77.5 deg. is 4.8 above normal


High Temp     95 on July 19th.


Low Temp      59 on July 31st.


Days 90 deg. or better     11

 

Total Precip      2.91" is 0.53" below normal


Max 24hr. Precip     0.56" on July 11th.


Total 2013 Precip      33.74" is 3.77" above normal

 

T-Storm Days      5


High Wind Gust      28mph July 19th.


Heating Degree Days     0


Cooling Degree Days     393

 

High Barometer       30.30" on July 13th.


Low Barometer          29.57" on July 23rd.

 

TOM CARR

WA1KDD 

JULY 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MA


TEMPERATURE:


Average daily mean: 77.0̊F (departure:  +4.9 deg.)
Average daily high: 84.4̊F

Average daily low: 69.6̊F
Month's high: 93̊F on the 7th, 19th
Month's low: 62̊F on the 25th, 26th, 31st
Days with high 90̊F or above: 9


PRECIPITATION:

Month's total: 2.68" (departure: -0.38")
Year's total: 32.08" (departure: +5.06")
Previous 12 months total (8/12 to 7/13): 50.90" (departure: +2.78")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.72" on 13thDays with 0.01" or more: 12
Days with 1.00" or more: 0


BAROMETER:


Month's high: 30.30" on 13th
Month's low: 29.55" on 23rd


MISCELLANEOUS:
Days with thunder: 4
Days with fog: 10
Peak wind gust: 19 mph on the 12th, 25th
Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)
Cooling degree days: 380, season: 516 (last year: 468)

Comments:  Extreme heat and humidity were the big weather news makers this July in Fairhaven.  Several temperature related station records were established (temperature records kept since 1974).  These include:

-Highest average daily mean temperature, any month: 77.0F (previous 76.3F in July 2010)
-Highest average daily low temperature, any month: 69.6F (previous 68.7F in July 1994)
-Highest low temperature, any month: 62F
-Most 90-degree days, any month: 9

25 days this month had temperatures above normal, 5 days below normal and 1 day exactly normal…Precipitation was a bit below normal but adequate with 2.68”.

Dennis Bollea

 

 

JUNE 2013

ISOLATED AND INTENSE THUNDERSTORM ROCKED BUZZARDS BAY

      What some say may have been a micro-burst off West Island Saturday morning about 5 AM ( June 29, 2013) brought intense lightning and blinding downpours that woke up many islanders to this compact but violent storm cell.

 

There was minimal damage locally but the cell then headed east towards Falmouth and caused some tree damage and flooding. A peak wind gust of 63 MPH was recorded at the West Island Weather Station at South Point. Rain totals exceeded 1.60" in less than 45 minutes.  For a PDF link stom report from The National Weather Service enter here:

http://www.westislandweather.com/Data/STORM%20REPORT%206-29-2013.pdf 

 

ACUSHNET, MASSACHUSETTS

JUNE 2013

     A much wetter than normal June here in Acushnet and the month was above normal temperature wise. It was the wettest June since 2006 when 10.88" fell. June 2013 was the 3rd. wettest June in my 35 years of records. The wettest June was in 1998 with 11.22" of rain.

     The first half of June was like build an ark wet with 9.31" of rain falling during that period. The remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea dropped 4.05 " on June 7 & 8th. and washed away the pine pollen. A one day break was followed by another 3.74" of rain during the period of June 10 to the 14th.. Some strawberry fields were looking like rice paddies.

     A most welcomed break of nice weather until Summer heat and humidity arrived on the 24th. pushing temperatures into the low 90's which caused hollyhocks and wild roadside daylilies to open. Thunderstorm events for some reason happened during the overnight early morning hours this June. June has produced 4 of the top 10 wettest months on my records.

1. March 2010 - 15.61" 6. June 2006 - 10.88"

2. March 2001 - 13.80" 7. April 1983 - 10.62"

3. October 2005 - 12.73" 8. April 1987 - 10.53"

4. August 1985 - 12.26" 9. June 2013 - 10.40"

5. June 1998 - 11.22" 10. June 1982 - 10.22"

June 2013 Acushnet, Ma. 41.44 N 70.55 W

Ave High 77.4 deg.

Ave Low 59.5 deg.

June Mean 68.5 deg. is 1.6 above normal

High Temp 92 on June 24 & 25th.

Low Temp 47 on June 5th.

Days 90 deg. or better 2

Total Precip 10.40" is 6.23" above normal

Max 24hr. Precip 4.05" on June 7-8th.

Total 2013 Precip 30.83" is 4.30" above normal

T-Storm Days 4

High Wind Gust 26 mph on June 8th.

Heating Degree Days 34

Cooling Degree Days 139

High Barometer 30.28" on June 20th.

Low Barometer 29.52" on June 14th.

Tom Carr

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

JUNE 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 68.2̊F (departure: +1.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 76.5̊F

Average daily low: 59.8̊F

Month's high: 88̊F on the 25th, 26th

Month's low: 49̊F on the 5th

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 9.58" (departure: +5.94")

Year's total: 29.40" (departure: +5.44")

Previous 12 months total (7/12 to 6/13): 53.09" (departure: +5.37")

Max. 24hr. total: 3.26" on 7th-8th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 3

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")

Final season's total: 46.9" (departure: +10.8")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.26" on 21st

Month's low: 29.51" on 8th, 14th, 29th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 10

Days with hail: 0

Peak wind gust: 25 mph on the 14th

Heating degree days: 21, final season’s total: 5380 (last year: 4672)

Cooling degree days: 125, season: 136 (last year: 149)

Snow depth days: 0, final season’s total: 183 (last year: 29)

     Comments: A warm and very wet month in Fairhaven this June. The remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea came directly over southeastern New England on the 7th-8th dumping 3.50" of rain at this station. Three other 1+ inch rainfall events occurred during the first 14 days of the month leaving a total of 8.38" of precipitation for the period…Overall a rather warm month but there were only two 80-degree days for the first three weeks of the month. Summer temperatures and humidity arrived on the 24th with temperatures in the upper 80’s on the 24th-26th. It was humid and foggy for the last seven days of the month. Lowest temperature for the period was 67F.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

MAY 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 58.0̊F (departure: +1.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 67.4̊F

Average daily low: 48.6̊F

Month's high: 80̊F on the 31st

Month's low: 38̊F on the 5th

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.84" (departure: +1.02")

Year's total: 19.82" (departure: -0.50")

Previous 12 months total (6/12 to 5/13): 45.60" (departure: -2.49")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.22" on 24th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.48" on 3rd

Month's low: 29.58" on 12th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 4

Days with fog: 14

Peak wind gust: 24 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 216, season: 5359 (last year: 4607)

Cooling degree days: 11, season: 11 (last year: 32)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 183 (last year: 29)

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 48.1̊F (departure: +0.4 deg.)

Season’s high: 80̊F on May 31

Season’s low: 20̊F in March 18

Precipitation: 12.04" (departure: -0.50")

Maximum 24 hr. precipitation: 1.30" on March 21-22

Snowfall: 14.8" (departure: +6.9")

Days with thunder: 5

Days with fog: 25

Comments: Warm and wet month in Fairhaven this May. Temperature wise the month had no real extremes, either warm or cold. Talks of some possible freezes at the beginning of the month didn’t materialize. Thanks to some refreshing sea breezes temps were kept cooler than forecasted for the last few days of the month. The only 80 degree reading of the month came on the final day of the month…Adequate precipitation kept the newly planted vegetable gardens well watered…As usual with the arrival of spring, lots of foggy days this month. 14 fog-days is about 3 more than the May average…The spring season averaged a bit warmer and a bit drier than normal.

Dennis Bollea N1WJI

MAY 2013 WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET, MA

 The first half of May was rather on the chilly and dry side as several mornings produced frost on the roof on the house and auto windshields. The first 18 days saw only 1.39" of rain. Frost advisories made gardeners anxious.

The rains came starting on the 19th. of the month. A little at first then picking up for a nasty start to the long Memorial weekend. Friday the 24th., a travel day for many saw 1.64" of rain fall. The next day saw periods of light rain and drizzle and colder. Sunday was mostly cloudy cold and windy with gusts to 28 mph. Snow fell in higher elevations of the North. Some 34" in the White Face Mountain area of New York. Memorial Day events were held under welcomed sunshine on the 27th..T-Storms heralded the arrival of Summer heat to end the month. The Spring Season Mar, Apr, May was a little warmer than normal with below normal precipitation and above normal snowfall. I think the dose of poor mans fertilizer (snow) has helped the vegetation this Spring.

May 2013 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 70.2 deg.

Ave Low 48.2 deg.

May Mean 59.2 deg. is 1.6 above normal

High Temp 90 on May 30,31st.

Low Temp 36 on May 1, 5th.

Days 90 deg. or better 2

Total Precip 4.60" is 0.77" above normal

Max 24 hr. Precip 1.64" on May 24th.

Snowfall 0 is normal

Total 2013 Precip 20.43" is 1.93" below normal

T-Storm Days 4

High Wind Gust 28 mph on May 26th.

Heating Degree Days 218

Cooling Degree Days 35

High Barometer 30.47" on May 1st.

Low Barometer 29.58" on May 12th.

Spring Season 2013 (mar,apr,may)

Ave Temp. 48.6 deg. is 0.6 deg above normal

Total Precip. 12.15" is 2.05" below normal

Total Snowfall 16.8 " is 9.0" above normal

Tom Carr WA1KDD armer than normal May here in Acushnet, with somewhat above

 

 

APRIL 2013  WEATHER REVIEW FAIRHAVEN, MA

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 47.9̊F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 56.6̊F

Average daily low: 39.2̊F

Month's high: 74̊F on the 9th

Month's low: 28̊F on the 4th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 4

Days with high 32̊F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.40" (departure: -1.58")

Year's total: 14.98" (departure: -1.52")

Previous 12 months total (5/12 to 4/13): 47.22" (departure: -0.77")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.86" on 12th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -1.1")

Season's total: 46.9" (departure: +10.8")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.68" on 22nd

Month's low: 29.56" on 1st

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 504, season: 5140 (last year: 4450)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 183 (last year: 29)

Comments: Precipitation for the month was about 60% of normal. Other than an inclement period from the 9th through the 13th that included some thunder, the month was rather uneventful…Average temperature for the month was just a bit above normal. Just one day during the month reached 70 degrees (74F on the 9th). The probable last below freezing day of the season came on the 7th, maybe a week or so earlier than normal.

Dennis Bollea

 


Average daily mean: 47.9̊F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 56.6̊F

Average daily low: 39.2̊F

Month's high: 74̊F on the 9th

Month's low: 28̊F on the 4th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 4

Days with high 32̊F or below: 0

 PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.40" (departure: -1.58")

Year's total: 14.98" (departure: -1.52")

Previous 12 months total (5/12 to 4/13): 47.22" (departure: -0.77")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.86" on 12th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -1.1")

Season's total: 46.9" (departure: +10.8")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.68" on 22nd

Month's low: 29.56" on 1st

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 504, season: 5140 (last year: 4450)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 183 (last year: 29)

 Comments:  Precipitation for the month was about 60% of normal.  Other than an inclement period from the 9th through the 13th that included some thunder, the month was rather uneventful…Average temperature for the month was just a bit above normal.  Just one day during the month reached 70 degrees (74F on the 9th).  The probable last below freezing day of the season came on the 7th, maybe a week or so earlier than normal. 

Dennis Bollea

 


Average daily mean: 47.9̊F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 56.6̊F

Average daily low: 39.2̊F

Month's high: 74̊F on the 9th

Month's low: 28̊F on the 4th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 4

Days with high 32̊F or below: 0

 PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.40" (departure: -1.58")

Year's total: 14.98" (departure: -1.52")

Previous 12 months total (5/12 to 4/13): 47.22" (departure: -0.77")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.86" on 12th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -1.1")

Season's total: 46.9" (departure: +10.8")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.68" on 22nd

Month's low: 29.56" on 1st

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 504, season: 5140 (last year: 4450)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 183 (last year: 29)

 Comments:  Precipitation for the month was about 60% of normal.  Other than an inclement period from the 9th through the 13th that included some thunder, the month was rather uneventful…Average temperature for the month was just a bit above normal.  Just one day during the month reached 70 degrees (74F on the 9th).  The probable last below freezing day of the season came on the 7th, maybe a week or so earlier than normal. 

Dennis Bollea

APRIL 2013 ACUSHNET, MA

A slightly warmer than normal April here in Acushnet, with below normal precipitation and snowfall. Although slightly warmer this April will not be remembered for its warmth. The 78 deg. high for the month on the 9th. got out of Town real fast like it didn't belong here for we only saw one 70 again all month. The normal where is Spring complaints were heard. Chilly temps and winds under much high pressure made for brisk days and the wearing of three different jackets. Much of the precipitation fell during the night hours. The 30.72" high barometer on April 22nd. was a near record in our area. Daffodils nodded approval by Apr. 5th, and forsythias added more color by the 17th. Hummingbirds arrived on the 20th. Almost a weeks worth of nice weather ended the month.

April 2013 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 58.6 deg.

Ave Low 38.4 deg.

Apr Mean 48.5 deg. is 0.6 deg. above normal

High Temp 78 on Apr. 9th.

Low Temp 26 on Apr. 7th.

Days 9 deg. or better 0

Total Pecip 2.62" is 2.21" below normal

Max 24 hr. Precip. 0.70" on Apr. 12th.-13th.

Snowfall 0 is 1.4" below normal

Season Snowfall Nov - Apr 48.5" is 12.3" above normal

Total 2013 Precip. 15.83" is 2.70" below normal

T-Storm Days 1

High Wind Gust 39 mph on Apr. 20th.

Heating Degree Days 502

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.72" on Apr. 22nd.

Low Barometer 29.55" on Apr. 1st.

Tom Carr

 


March 2013 Acushnet, Ma.

     A much snowier than normal March here in Acushnet with slightly below normal temperatures and precipitation. March dumped 16.8" of snow at this station. The most since 24.8" fell here in March of 2005. It was the 4th.snowiest March on my records back to 1979. The main snow event was the storm of March 7th. & 8th. when a light rain changed to snow that became moderate to heavy overnight with gusts to 36 mph leaving 11" and more pine branches down.

     Our chilly month of March saw temperatures not reaching 60 deg. or better for the first time since that cold snowy March of 2005. We had to wait until the end of March to reach a high of 58 degrees. Spring birds, grackles and red wings arrived in time for the big March snowstorm, but crocuses opened late on the 13th. and the peepers seemed happy in the upper 50's temps at the months end.

Ave High 45.7 deg.

Ave Low 30.3 deg.

Mar Mean 38.0 deg. is 0.6 deg. below normal

High Temp 58 deg. on Mar. 30th.,31st.

Low Temp 20 deg. on Mar. 18th.

Days 0 deg. or below 0

Total Precip 4.93" is 0.60" below normal

Max 24 hr. Precip. 1.39" on Mar. 12-13th.

Snowfall 16.8" is 10.5" above normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall 11" on Mar. 7-8th.

Season Snowfall Nov - Mar 48.5"

Total 2013 Precip. 13.21" is 0.49" below normal

T-Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 36 mph on Mar. 7th.

Heating Degree Days 845

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.46" on Mar. 18th.

Low Barometer 29.46" on Mar. 25th.

 Tom Carr WA1KDD

 

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MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY MARCH 2013

FAIRHAVEN, MA

TEMPERATURE

Average daily mean: 38.3̊F (departure: ±0.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 45.5̊F

Average daily low: 31.1̊F

Month's high: 57̊F on the 29th

Month's low: 20̊F on the 18th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 19

Days with high 32̊F or below: 0

PRECIPITATION

Month's total (includes melted): 4.80" (departure: +0.06")

Year's total: 12.58" (departure: +0.06")

Previous 12 months total (4/12 to 3/13): 46.95" (departure: -1.08")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.30" on 7th-8th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

Month's snow: 14.8" (departure: +8.0")

Days with 0.1" or more: 5

Days with 6.0" more: 0

Season's total: 46.9" (departure: +11.9")

BAROMETER

Month's high: 30.43" on 18th

Month's low: 29.44" on 25th, 26th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 2

Peak wind gust: 38 mph on the 7th

Heating degree days: 820, season: 4636 (last year: 4014)

Snow depth days: 25, season: 183 (last year: 29)

Comments: A snowy March this year in Fairhaven. The monthly total of 14.8" was 8" above normal and the most in March since 2005. Most of the snow came in 2 events. A rain/snow event on the 7th-8th left 6.8" of heavy wet snow. On the 21st and 22nd 7.0" of light, fluffy snow was measured…. Temperatures ended up averaging exactly at the norm. No extremes of either high or low temperatures. No highs in the 60’s, no lows in the teens…. Total precipitation was also around normal. The month was just 0.06" above normal.

Dennis Bollea

 

MARCH 22, 2013 SNOW TOTALS PDF

 

SNOW RADAR LOOP OVER SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS MARCH 21 AT 8PM TO MARCH 22 AT 4AM

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 The Winter Without Mercy
Another Powerful Nor'easter Batters The Coast

March 9, 2013

By M.L.Baron Correspondent

WEST ISLAND - Some say this season is turning out to be "the Winter without mercy."   Locally Fairhaven and Acushnet reported snowfall from 6 to 9" with significantly more snow depths just north of the area.

    A series of powerful storm systems along the East Coast followed by Hurricane Sandy - which earned the title of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history has raised concern.  Insurance claims are staggering and continue to flow in from multiple weather events across the country. Ultimately , insurance rates are expected to rise along with deductibles to recoup huge payout claim losses.

    Record breaking snowfalls are in sharp contrast to a relatively quiet season last year. Some of these storms have transited through an already battered region that was decimated by Sandy. Many remain homeless while others have severely damaged homes along shore. Tent dwellers waiting to move back in to their homes since October have been exposed to  extreme conditions.

    Is this active weather trend expected to continue for months or maybe even years? Some experts have theorized that this could be considered the "new normal".  These well-defined comma shaped systems have been very organized having an  abundant supply of moisture from The Gulf to feed and energize them into historical weather catastrophes that books are written about.

    The geography of the United States in general is a perfect breeding ground for weather of all kinds that can rival the rest of the world. Over 45% of the U.S. has some kind of snow cover. With the suns strong rays as Spring quickly approaches the melting begins and the snow will soon be a memory.  Considering this active weather pattern over the past few months, one can only speculate what the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season will bring.

STORM TOTALS FOR MARCH 8, 2013 NOR'EASTER PDF

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SouthCoast Dodges a Bullet

Another Blizzard Came Close

By M.L.Baron Correspondent

February 18, 2013

WEST ISLAND: With the area still reeling from the Blizzard of 2013 almost 2 weeks ago, another blizzard with striking similarities skimmed on by this last weekend grazing the Cape and SouthCoast.

Snowfall measured from 5" on Nantucket to 4" in Fairhaven and Acushnet. The bulk of the storm’s fury remained out at sea.

This powerful storm had near identical satellite imagery as it headed into the Maritimes towards Maine and Nova Scotia bringing with it Blizzard conditions. Locally, winds out of the Northwest funneled in temperatures in the teens with wind chills to below zero at times.

Wind gusts recorded at West Island peaked at 46 MPH Sunday at 130PM. There were isolated reports of branches down. The barometer bottomed out at 29.37" at 8AM almost matching the recent blizzard at 29.34".

The average total snowfall for the regions winter season is about 36". So far this season more than 30" has fallen with about 26"of that has accumulated in the last 2 weeks.

Yet another possible storm is being discussed for this weekend, however with more of a rain influence at this time.

Data compiled from the West Island Weather Station, Fairhaven, MA

February 17, 2013 Snow Totals PDF

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Blizzard of 2013 Regional Snow Totals PDF

Blizzard of 2013 Storm Summary Reports PDF

Blizzard Breaks Uneventful Winter Weather Trend

3-6" of more snow is expected by the weekend



By M.L.Baron Correspondent
 - February 11, 2013


WEST ISLAND - It’s been over 2 years since the area was hit by a major snow storm with accumulations that can be compared to last weekend’s blizzard. On January 12, 2011, 22 inches of snow fell in Acushnet and 19" inches in Fairhaven followed by a virtually snow-less winter last year.

 
Most of the travel on Causeway Road was on foot. ENTER ABOVE FOR PHOTO ALBUM
  
    Snow totals varied across the region with the highest depths measuring 40" in Hamden, Conn.  to 21.5" in Acushnet. NSTAR crews were out in force restoring power to over 18,000 customers in the New Bedford area alone. Evacuation centers were opened but had only a few takers. SkyWarn weather spotters across the Northeast reported in their observations to The National Weather Service throughout the blizzard.  
 
SkyWarn Spotter M.L.Baron of The West Island Weather Station
 ventures out to assess the storm. ENTER ABOVE FOR PHOTO ALBUM
 
 
The Weather Channel Causes Friction with The National Weather Service

    Will we remember this storm as the Blizzard of 2013 or “NEMO”? The National Weather Service still remains rather tepid in acknowledging named storms other than tropical storms and hurricanes. The Weather Channel now owned by Comcast devised this idea some theorize as a marketing strategy to get more viewers to tune in. This approach in programming during the winter doldrums could be more attractive to advertisers with much needed revenue. NBC, also owned by  Comcast appears to be the only media outlet aggressively referring to named winter storms including “Nemo” for the 2013 Blizzard.  

    However other media outlets such as  MTV, Twitter and Verizon have joined in the fad of what could be considered one of the “one-hit wonders” of 2013.  Bizarre names (much to the annoyance of The National Weather Service) remaining on the 2013 winter storm list include: ORKO - PLATO -  Q - ROCKY -  SATURN - TRITON -  UKKO - VIRGIL - WALDA - XERXES -  YOGI - ZEUS. Some of these names so flippantly contrived are even rejected by spell checkers on the average PC.

Here are some numbers for the Blizzard of 2013:

    Storm data log recorded at the West Island Weather Station for this blizzard event on 2/09/2013:
The Barometer bottomed out at 29.34 at 12:40AM / High Wind Gust 67MPH NE est Town Beach 1:00AM / High Temp 30.4F at 12:00 AM / Low temp 15.3F at 11:50PM/ Snow 11.5" with drifts over 4FT.

    Comments: Wind shift into the SW at 2:00PM / Temperature rose to 32F at 330PM on 2/10.
 Power out 2/08 at 710PM - restored at 2/10 -5PM.
Several large branches / wires down along with some trees. Large shrubs / wires weighted down by heavy snow and ice accretion.
No significant structural damage observed. The Causeway was passable at all times.

 Island recent storm damage comparison:  Tropical Storm Sandy Oct 29-30, Nor’easter Nov 7-8, 2013. Tropical Storm Irene Aug 28, 2011.

    Forecasters predict milder temperatures with the possibility of measurable snow by the weekend followed by more unsettled weather over the next few weeks.

    There are 33 days left of winter until the first day of Spring which arrives March 20th at 7:02 AM.

Regional Snow Totals BRISTOL COUNTY

BRISTOL COUNTY SNOWFALL REPORTS AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2013
 
   FALL RIVER              24.0  1122 AM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   S. EASTON               23.0   240 PM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   TAUNTON                 22.7   100 PM  2/09  NWS OFFICE                
   NORTON                   22.5   721 AM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   S. ATTLEBORO        22.0   314 PM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   ACUSHNET               21.5   259 PM  2/09  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   N. EASTON               21.0   310 PM  2/09  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   N. ATTLEBORO        20.0  1130 AM  2/09  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   DIGHTON                  20.0   619 PM  2/09  NWS EMPLOYEE              
   REHOBOTH              18.2  1018 AM  2/09  NWS EMPLOYEE              
   SOMERSET              17.5   210 AM   2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   NEW BEDFORD         16.5   744 PM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   SWANSEA                  16.0   110 AM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   S. DARTMOUTH         14.0   304 AM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   FAIRHAVEN               13.5   606 AM  2/09  HAM RADIO                 
   WEST ISLAND           11.5   930AM   2/09  TRAINED SPOTTER

Compiled by The National Weather Service Taunton Office
 
 Complete reports listed above in the PDF file
 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

FEBRUARY 2013

A much wetter and snowier than normal February here in the Northern part of Acushnet and the month was just slightly above normal temperature wise. The Blizzard that nailed the area on February 8th. and 9th. was the main event of the month. 14" of snow mixed with some sleet melted down to 1.73" of precipitation at my location. A period of heavy wet snow during the event with wind gusts estimated 30 - 50 mphcaused severe damage to pine and fir trees which resulted to power outages that lasted upto a week in some areas of this Town and in surrounding areas. Lightning was seen but I heard no thunder. 22.2" of snow fell during February which makes it the 4th. snowiest February of my records which go back to the Winter of 1979-80. Feb. of 2003 saw 29.1", Feb. of 1994 saw 27.1" and Feb. of 1983 saw 24.0" fall here. My temperature records go back to 1988 and this was the first February that the high temp. for the month never reached 50 deg. or better. A woodchuck was seen here between patches of snow on February 23 rd. looking for his cousin Phil. The Winter Season ( dec,jan,feb ) 2012-13 was warmer, wetter, and snowier than normal. My warmest Winter was just the last Winter which saw a mean of 36.9 deg. The snowiest was the Winter season of 2004-5 with 68.7" and the wettest was 1997-8 with a total of 20.39" of precipitation.

February 2013 Acushnet, Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 39.1 deg.

Ave Low 24.2 deg.

Feb Mean 31.7 deg. is 0.2 deg. above normal

High Temp 48 on Feb. 19th.

Low Temp 8 on Feb. 10th.

Days 0 deg. or below 0

Total Precip 6.21" is 2.34" above normal

Max 24 hr. Precip 1.73" on Feb. 8th. - 9th.

Snowfall 22.2" is 12.8" above normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall 14.0" on Feb. 8th. - 9th.

Season Snowfall Nov - Feb 31.7"

Total 2013 Precip 8.28" is 0.11" above normal

T-Storm Days 0 lightning seen during Blizzard no thunder heard

High Wind Gust 44 mph on Feb. 17th. - Blizzard froze instrument

Heating Degree Days 940

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.52 " on Feb. 7th.

Low Barometer 29.32" on Feb. 9th.

Winter Season ( dec,jan,feb ) 2012-13

Ave Temp 34.3 deg. is 2.3 deg. above normal

Total Precip 14.88" is 1.99" above normal

Total Snowfall 31.4" is 4.0" above normal

Tom Carr

 

February 2013 FAIRHAVEN, MA

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 31.3̊F (departure: -0.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 37.5̊F

Average daily low: 25.1̊F

Month's high: 47̊F on the 28th

Month's low: 11̊F on the 10th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 25

Days with high 32̊F or below: 8

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 5.64" (departure: +2.33")

Year's total: 7.78" (departure: 0.00")

Previous 12 months total (3/12 to 2/13): 43.61" (departure: -4.50")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.90" on 8th – 9th

Days with 0.01" or more: 15

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 23.6" (departure: +13.3")

Days with 0.1" or more: 10

Days with 6.0" more: 2

Season's total: 32.1" (departure: +3.9")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.48" on 7th

Month's low: 29.27" on 9th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 39 mph on the 9th

Heating degree days: 939, season: 3816 (last year: 3374)

Snow depth days: 110, season: 158 (last year: 29)

WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (DEC. JAN. FEB.) —

Average daily mean temperature: 34.0̊F (departure: +1.7)

Season’s high: 58̊F on December 3, December 10, and January 14

Season’s low: 5̊F on January 24

Precipitation: 14.67" (departure: +2.46")

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.60" on December 10.

Snowfall: 32.1" (departure: +4.4")

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 23

Comments: An active weather pattern this month in Fairhaven was highlighted by the Blizzard of 2013 on the 8th and 9th. The storm brought 14.5" of heavy, wet, wind driven snow to this station. The sticky heavy snow brought down power lines with leaving some communities without power for several days. Downed trees and large limbs blocked major roadways for many hours. The 14.5" of snow melted down to 2.00" liquid precipitation. Freaky blue flashes of lightning were observed at the height of the storm. A total of 23.6" of snow was measured this month. It’s the highest monthly snowfall amount since January 2005 (42.8")… The month total precip of 5.64" is the most for February since 1998 (6.31")…The month was somewhat colder than normal but the lowest temperature of the month was just 11F…Precipitation for the Winter Season was 14.67", the wettest winter since 1997-98. Temperature wise the winter averaged 1.7 degrees above normal but was 2.8 degrees colder than last winter!

Dennis Bollea

N1WJI

 
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January 31, 2013 WIND REPORTS PDF FILE

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JANUARY 21-22 2013 /SNOW FALL EVENT 

 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SNOW TOTALS PDF FILE

Arctic Air Grips SouthCoast

MORE SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST

By M.L.Baron / Correspondent

WEST ISLAND: The reality of winter has brought in below normal temperatures to the region and is expected to remain in place into next week. A snow storm that started late Monday, left close to 3" inches of light fluffy snow in Fairhaven and Acushnet by Tuesday morning. The Cape had higher amounts with Martha’s Vineyard reporting 5".

It was just enough to get the snow plows out and caused minor delays to some area schools.

It was one year ago to the day that a snow storm dumped 6 to 10" on January 21-22. It was the only significant snow event from last winter, leaving a deficit of over 15" for that entire year. With only one third the way through, many are wondering what our fate will be this winter with two months remaining in the season. (Below) Graph indicates local low temperatures reported Jan 23, 2013 at 720AM.

 Although intermittent springlike conditions have been breaking above normal temperatures again, more seasonal winter-like weather appears to be making a come back. At press time, the potential for a strong coastal storm is being discussed for late Friday and could yield another 6" of snow before cold, dry air moves back in for the weekend.

Moderating temperatures are expected by mid next week with highs in the upper 40's.

JANUARY 21-22 2013 /SNOW FALL EVENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SNOW TOTALS PDF FILE

 

JANUARY 2013 WEATHER REVIEW ACUSHNET, MA 

A warmer and drier than normal January here in the northern part of Acushnet with below normal snowfall. It was the driest January 2.07" since only 2.00" fell in 2004. My driest January was in 1989 with only 1.55".

Snowfall of 4.5" was well below the normal 10.3" at this location. It was the least snowiest January since 2007 saw 1.4". My snowiest January was 2005 with 44.0" Although January was 2.4 deg warmer than normal with pitiful snowfall it remained on the ground for days and days.  Leftover snow from December finally disappeared on the 10th of January. A flock of a dozen or so of confused redwing black birds stopped below the bird feeder on the 8th of the month with nothing much happening weather wise. Things got a little wet and milder for the next 10 days with 62 for the high temp reading  for the month on the 14th.. Colder air oozed in on the 21st. with light snow into the next day leaving 2" amounts and dropping the temp to 3 deg. and a shiver in me bones by the morning of the 24th.. Thoughts of cabin fever broke on the 30th. when temps soared to near 60 and then the wind  huffed and puffed  the next day to 44 mph  with wind swept rain and games of pick  up sticks to end the month.

Ave High 40.3 deg.

Ave Low 24.0 deg.

Jan Mean 32.2 deg. is 2.4 deg. above normal

High Temp 62 deg. on Jan. 14th.

Low Temp 3 deg. on Jan. 24th.

Days 0 deg. or below 0

Total Precip 2.07" is 2.23" below normal

Max 24 hr. precip 0.65" on Jan 31st.

Snowfall 4.5" is 5.8" below normal

Max 24 hr. snowfall 2.0" on Jan 21 - 22nd.

Season Snowfall ( nov - jan ) 9.5"

Total 2013 Precip 2.07" is 2.23" below normal

T- Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 44mph on Jan. 31st.

Heating Degree Days 1062

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.51" on Jan. 11th.

Low Barometer 29.04" on Jan. 31st.

Tom Carr WA1KDD

 

JANUARY 2013 WEATHER REVIEW FOR FAIRHAVEN, MA

 TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 31.8̊F (departure:  +1.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 38.8̊F

Average daily low: 24.8̊F

Month's high: 58̊F on the 14th

Month's low: 5̊F on the 24th

Days with low 32̊F or below: 23

Days with low 0̊F or below: 0

Days with high 32̊F or below: 8

Days with high 90̊F of above: 0
 
PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 2.14" (departure: -2.33")

Year's total: 2.14" (departure: -2.33")

Previous 12 months total (2/12 to 1/13): 39.63" (departure: -9.18")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.61" on 31th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 4.7" (departure: -5.5")

Days with 0.1" or more: 6

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: 8.5" (departure: -9.4")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.52" on 10th

Month's low: 29.06" on 31st

 MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 31st

Heating degree days: 1021, season: 2877 (last year: 2554)

Snow depth days: 39, season: 48 (last year: 26)

Comments:  A warm and rather dry month in Fairhaven.  2.14” of precipitation this month is the driest January since 2004.  The wettest day came on the last day of the month with 0.61” of rain along with some gusty winds…Temperatures averaged just under 2 degrees above normal but there were times with very cold temperatures along with some extremely warm days.  There were 5 days with high temperatures in the 50’s and 4 days with lows in the single numbers…Not a lot of snow this month.  4.7” is the least amount in January since 2007.

 
Dennis Bollea N1WJI

 

 

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 DECEMBER 29, 2012 SNOW STORM EVENT

2012 Leaves Us With a Weekend Snowstorm

By M.L.Baron / Correspondent

The morning after Sunday December 30th 2012 at the Fairhaven Town Beach

WEST ISLAND: What was mostly a rain event for the immediate SouthCoast, ended in snow as the storm came closer and intensified headed northeast off Nantucket.

The rain /snow line remained snug along the coast. While it was raining into the evening at West Island, it was snowing just north of the water tank on Sconticut Neck. As the temperatures plummeted below freezing the rain finally changed to snow everywhere after 8PM Saturday night.

Snowfall totals were higher inland with accumulations up to 10 inches reported in Bristol County.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SNOWFALL REPORTS:

WEST ISLAND...............3.0"

PDF FILE FOR DEC 29, 2012 SNOW TOTALS

Weather storm statistics compiled from the 3 West Island Weather Station sites: Saturday’s December 29th 2012 storm had a high wind gust out of the north at 29 MPH at 7:26PM. Rainfall measured .93" before a change over to all snow around 8:10PM. The high temperature for the day was 41F with a low of 28F. The barometer bottomed out at 29.30" at 8:00PM.

It should be noted that if the precipitation was an all snow event, accumulations could have exceeded a foot in Fairhaven and Acushnet.

Cold air is expected to remain in place through the first week of 2013 with temperatures only reaching the low 30's to the teens at night. Mostly clear skies with a quiet storm pattern over the next few days will start off the new year.  

 

The Year in Review 2012 for Acushnet, MA

By Tom Carr WA1-KDD 

A much warmer than normal December here in the northern part of Acushnet with above average precipitation and below normal snowfall. It was the second very warm December in a row. 18 days saw measurable precipitation, but snowfallnever really showed up until the end of the month. Temperatures into the low 60's on Dec. 10th. helped to produce some 2" plus heavy rain with embedded thunder resulting in area street flooding. The last third of the month saw 3 storms affect the area with windswept rain and low barometers.

A snow to rain and back to snow event on Dec. 29 - 30th., left behind a heavy 4" sandwich of wet pasty snow atop a frozen layer of slush. Winter had arrived ! The Year 2012 was the warmest year on my temperature records going back to 1985. The mean of 53.8 degrees was 2.8 deg. above normal which beat out the year 1999 and its mean temp. of 53.6 deg. 1999 saw 24 days at 90 deg. or better. 2012 saw only 12 days of 90's. 2012 total precipitation of 47.22" was the driest since 46.30" fell in 2004. It was the  least snowiest year at 21.4" since only 17.9" fell in 2000.

Super Storm Sandy took high wind gust ( 50 mph ) and low barometer honors ( 29.05") on Oct. 29 th.- 30th. when the area was hit with 1.64" rain, power outages and tidal surges. The Winter Season 2011-12 ( dec,jan,feb ) was much warmer than normal with below normal precipitation and snowfall. The Best Winter in a lifetime. The Spring Season 2012 ( mar,apr,may ) was warmer than normal and the driest Spring in 17 years as only 10.55" of precipitation fell.

The Summer Season 2012 ( jun,jul,aug ) was somwhat warmer than normal and slightly wetter than normal. Two 3 day heat waves and a total of 12 Summer days at 90 or more. The Fall Season 2012 ( sep,oct,nov ) was slightly cooler and a little drier than normal. 

 December 2012 Acushnet, Ma 41deg,44min N 70 deg,55min W

Ave High 46.3 deg.

Ave Low 31.4 deg.

Dec Mean 38.9 deg. is 4.3 deg. above normal

High Temp 62 deg. on Dec 10th.

Low Temp 19 deg. on Dec 31st.

Days 0 deg. or below 0

Total Precip 6.60" is 1.89" above normal

Max 24 hr. Precip 1.81" on Dec 10th.

Snowfall 4.7" is 3.0" below normal

Season Snowfall Oct. - Apr. 5.0"

Total 2012 Precip 47.22" is 5.75" below normal

T- Storm Days 1

High Wind Gust 41 mph on Dec 27th.

Heating Degree Days 817

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.59" on Dec 1st.

Low Barometer 29.14" on Dec 21st.

The Year 2012:

Ave High 62.9 deg.

Ave Low 44.6 deg.

2012 Mean 53.8 deg. is 2.8 deg. above normal

High Temp 96 deg on Jul 18th.

Low Temp 6 deg on Jan 16th.

Days 0 or below 0

Days 90 or above 12

Total Precip 47.22" is 5.75" below normal

Max 24 hr. Precip 4.15" on Sep 5th.

Snowfall 21.4" is 15.4" below normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall 10" on Jan 21st.

T- Storm Days 19 is 1 above normal

High Wind Gust 50 mph on Oct 29th.

Heating Degree Days 4978

Cooling Degree Days 798

High Barometer 30.68" on Nov 18th.

Low Barometer 29.05" on Oct 29th.

Jan. much warmer,slightly drier, 10" snowfall on the 21st.

Feb. much warmer,very dry, snowfall only 2.9".

Mar. warmest on records,very dry,80 deg. on the 19th.

Apr. warmer than norm,dry, many red flag watches and warnings

May. warmer & wetter than norm,a welcomed 6.06" of rain

Jun. somewhat cooler than norm & drier,heat wave 20-22nd.( 93-95-94 )

Jul. warmer than norm,slightly drier,heat wave 16-18th. ( 92-93-96 )

Aug. wetter and warmer than norm, only one 90 deg. day Aug 4th.

Sep. much wetter,normal temps, remnants of Hurr.Isaac drop 4.15" Sep 5th.

Oct. much warmer and drier than norm, Super Storm Sandy Oct 29-30th.

Nov. colder and drier than norm, much high pressure, bright Nov.

Dec. much warmer and wetter than normal,stormy last third, mix bag of 4 inches of snow.

Tom Carr

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

NOVEMBER 2012

FAIRHAVEN - NOVEMBER 2012


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 41.6°F (departure:  -2.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 48.6°F

Average daily low: 34.5°F

Month's high: 60°F on the 12th

Month's low: 25°F on the 6th

Days with low 32°F or below: 11

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 1.71" (departure: -2.40")

Year's total: 34.43" (departure: -9.31")

Previous 12 months total (12/11 to 11/12): 37.52" (departure: -10.69")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.88" on 7th-8th

Days with 0.01" or more: 6

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

 

Month's snow: trace (departure: -0.5")

Days with 0.1" or more: 0

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: trace (departure: -0.5")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.66" on 18th

Month's low: 29.41" on 8th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 44 mph on the 8th

Heating degree days: 697, season: 1058 (last year: 824)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 816 (last year: 793)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 1)

 

FALL SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 53.9°F (departure: +0.4)

Season’s high: 82°F on September 8

Season’s low: 25°F on November 6

Precipitation: 8.82“ (departure: -3.55“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.12“ on September 28-29

Snowfall: trace (departure: -0.5“)

Days with thunder: 4

Days with fog: 18

 

Comments:  A dry and a colder than normal month in Fairhaven.  It was the first colder than normal month here since March 2011, a span of 20 months.  The average daily mean temperature of 41.6°F is 2.6 degrees below normal and the coldest November since 1996…This year’s dry trend continued this month.  1.71” of rain this month is the driest November since 2001.  Most of the rainfall came on the 7th-8th when the season’s first nor’easter produced 1.19” of precip (all rain) and several wind gusts over 40 mph…The fall season was the driest since 2007 and temperatures averaged a bit above average.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level
 
 

 ACUSHNET - NOVEMBER 2012

     A much colder and drier than normal November here in Acushnet with below normal snowfall.  It was the driest November in over a decade back to when only 0.74" fell in 2001 at this station in the northern part of Acushnet.  Most of our November 2012 precip. fell when a 2 day Nor'easter produced 1.32" Nov. 7-8th. and gale force winds.

     A 13 day stretch of dry wx from Nov. 14-26th. saw only a Trace of drizzle fall at this location.  My 1.92" of this November is tied with Nov. of 1996 for the 2nd. driest Nov. in my 34 years of record.  The year 2012 is running 7.64" below normal precip. wise.

     A brighter November than usual under long periods of high pressure was stingy with the warmth.  It was the coldest November in 16 years back to when Nov. of 1996 saw a mean of 39.5 deg..  Nov. 2012 was 2.8 deg. below normal here with a mean of 41.6 deg..

     The Fall Season ( Sep,Oct,Nov ) of 2012 was very slightly below normal temperature wise and with the help of a wet September just a little drier than normal.


     November 2012 Acushnet, Ma.      41deg,44min N          70deg,55min W


Ave High    49.8 deg.

Ave Low     33.3 deg.

Nov Mean     41.6 deg is 2.8 deg. below normal

High Temp    67 on Nov. 12th.

Low Temp     23 on Nov. 6th.

Days 0 deg or below    0

Total Precip     1.92" is 3.01" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip      0.73" on Nov. 7th.

Snowfall     0.3" is 0.8" below normal

Max 24hr. Snowfall     0.3" on Nov. 27th.

Total 2012 Precip     40.62" is 7.64" below normal         

T-Storm Days       0

High Wind Gust     40 mph on Nov. 8th.

Heating Degree Days     710

Cooling Degree Days     0

High Barometer          30.68" on Nov. 18th.

Low Barometer           29.46" on Nov. 8th.

Fall Season (sep oct nov ) 2012

Ave Temp     53.9 deg. is 0.1 deg. below normal

Total Precip     12.08" is 1.51" below normal

Snowfall     0.3" is 0.8" below normal


Tom Carr

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WEST ISLAND WEATHER STATION: OCT 29, 2012 1520 hrs GUST 71MPH NE

Post-Hurricane Sandy Coordination Message #2 - Friday November 2nd, 2012 - 735 AM EDT

Hello to all..

..Hurricane Sandy made landfall as expected in South-Central New Jersey Monday. Her impacts on Southern New England were significant with several hundred thousand people without power and storm surge levels along the south coast of Rhode Island in particular but also on South coastal Massachusetts near the impact of Hurricane Bob in 1991..
..Damage pictures and video from around the region and in particular of the coastline of South Coastal Rhode Island as well as South and East Coastal Massachusetts would be very helpful if its safe to take pictures and video. They can be sent as a reply to the rmacedo@rcn.com email address or sent to pics@nsradio.org email address with credit given to the spotter for gathering the pictures and video..

 

..It is noted that the New Jersey, New York City, Long Island New York region, and South Coastal Connecticut have been particularly hard hit by Sandy's storm surge and high winds with significant infrastructure damage noted. To date, there have been no requests for an ARESMAT (Amateur Radio Emergency Services Mutual Aid Team) to the region and no self deployments should occur. This continues to be monitored..
..Indirectly related to the circulation of 'post tropical cyclone Sandy', a line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed off of the Southeast Massachusetts coast on Tuesday Evening October 30th. These strong to severe thunderstorms resulted in a microburst in the Wareham/Onset area as well as wind damage, large hail and flash flooding across portions of Eastern Massachusetts. The Local Storm Report for this event and the Public Information Statement on the Onset/Wareham Microburst are posted via the links below..
..Also posted below is an updated listing of storm reports from the National
Weather Service Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement as well as a 'near complete' report listing generated early this morning on the Southern New England impact of Hurricane Sandy..
..Another post-coordination message may be posted this evening or this could be the last post-coordination message posted on the impact of Hurricane Sandy depending on what other data is received..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/lsr_10_29_12.txt
http://www.wx1box.org/local/10_30_12_LSR_Sandy.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_10_29_12.txt
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_10_30_12_sandy.txt

Near Complete Listing of Reports from SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio/Social Media:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/hurricane_sandy_reports_10_29_12.txt

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report - Tuesday October 30th, 2012 Line of Severe Thunderstorms:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/lsr_10_31_12_svr_tstorms_10_30.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement - Tuesday October 30th, 2012 Wareham/Onset Microburst:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_10_31_12_wareham_microburst.txt

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/
http://www.wx1box.org/

Post-Hurricane Sandy Coordination Message #1 - 10/30/12 1145 AM EDT Update

Hello to all..

..Hurricane Sandy made landfall as expected in South-Central New Jersey Monday. Her impacts on Southern New England were significant with several hundred thousand people without power and storm surge levels along the south coast of Rhode Island in particular but also on South coastal Massachusetts near the impact of Hurricane Bob in 1991..
..Damage pictures and video from around the region and in particular of the coastline of South Coastal Rhode Island as well as South and East Coastal Massachusetts would be very helpful if its safe to take pictures and video. They can be sent as a reply to the rmacedo@rcn.com email address or sent to pics@nsradio.org email address with credit given to the spotter for gathering the pictures and video..
..It is noted that the New Jersey, New York City, Long Island New York region, and South Coastal Connecticut have been particularly hard hit by Sandy's storm surge and high winds with significant infrastructure damage noted. There would seem to be a possibility of communications Mutual Aid Team (MAT)/ARESMAT requirements for these areas, particularly New Jersey and the New York City/Long Island area but none are known right now. Seek advice from local ARES/EMCOMM leadership on any potential for Communications Mutual Aid team requirements for these areas if they develop and as storm surge waters recede..
..Below are the current listing of storm reports from the National Weather Service Taunton Local Storm Report and Public Information Statement as well as a 'near complete' report listing generated early this morning on the Southern New England impact of Hurricane Sandy..

NWS Taunton Local Storm Report:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/lsr_10_29_12.txt

NWS Taunton Public Information Statement:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_10_29_12.txt

Near Complete Listing of Reports from SKYWARN Spotter/Amateur Radio/Social Media:
http://www.wx1box.org/local/hurricane_sandy_reports_10_29_12.txt

 

LOCAL STORM PHOTOS POSTED BY STANDARD-TIMES READERS

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/
http://www.wx1box.o/

 

October 2012 Acushnet, Ma.

 

  A much warmer than normal October here in Acushnet, with below normal precipitation.  It was the second warmest October on my records with a mean of 56.2 degrees and 2.9 deg. above normal.  My warmest October was in 2007 which saw a mean of 59.1 degrees.

October was on the dry side despite 19 days of measurable precipitation.

Most rain events were pidly not pesty for many fell during the nightime hours.  It was the driest October since only 2.72" fell here in 2004.

Fall colors seemed to peak around the weekend of the 20th of the month.  Atough call for a number of breezy days had striped some trees almost bare by then.

Hurricane aka Super Storm Sandy produced the bulk of the months precipitation

with 1.64" falling with wind gusts to 50 mph here and a low barometer of 29.05".  We experienced no loss of power, only several days of pick up sticks.  Very lucky indeed.

 

       October 2012 Acushnet, Ma / By Tom Carr WA1-KDD

 

Ave High      64.9  deg.

Ave Low       47.5 deg.

Oct Mean     56.2 deg. is 2.9 deg. above normal

High Temp     77 deg. on Oct. 5th.

Low Temp      29 deg. on Oct. 13th.

Days 90 deg or better     0

Total Precip     2.73" is 1.78" below normal

Max 24hr. Precip     0.85" on Oct. 30th.

Snowfall     0 

Total 2012 Precip     38.70" is 4.63" below normal

T- Storm Days      1

High Wind Gust     50 mph on Oct. 29th.

Heating Degree Days     291

Cooling Degree Days     5

High Barometer     30.49" on Oct. 13th.

Low Barometer      29.05" on Oct. 29th.

 

Tom Carr

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

OCTOBER 2012

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 55.8°F (departure: +3.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 63.2°F

Average daily low: 48.5°F

Month's high: 73°F on the 6th

Month's low: 28°F on the 13th

Days with low 32°F or below: 1

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 2.11" (departure: -2.23")

Year's total: 32.72" (departure: -6.91")

Previous 12 months total (11/11 to 10/12): 40.46" (departure: -7.75")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.76" on 29th – 30th

Days with 0.01" or more: 19

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.46" on 13th

Month's low: 29.05" on 29th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 50 mph on the 29th

Heating degree days: 279, season: 361 (last year: 337)

Cooling degree days: 2, season: 816 (last year: 793)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 1)

 

Comments:  On the 29th Hurricane Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey, some 230 miles southwest of Fairhaven but this massive storm still produced a 61 mph gust in this town (per NWS-Taunton). 

Editor's Note: West Island had a peak gust of 71MPH.

My station in the Pope Beach area of the town had a 50 mph wind gust at 3:40pm.  We were without power for four and a half hours and suffered only minor damage…The month was quite dry in spite of there being 19 days with measurable rainfall.  2.11” is the driest October since 2001…Temperature wise the month was very warm.  The average daily mean temperature of 55.8 degrees is 3 full degrees above normal and the 4th warmest October on record.

 

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

SEPTEMBER 2012

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 64.3°F (departure:  +0.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 72.3°F

Average daily low: 56.3°F

Month's high: 82°F on the 8th

Month's low: 45°F on the 25th

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 5.00" (departure: +1.08")

Year's total: 30.61" (departure: -4.68")

Previous 12 months total (10/11 to 9/12): 46.88" (departure: -1.14")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.12" on 28th-29th

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.36" on 13th

Month's low: 29.68" on 8th, 9th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 25 mph on the 19th

Heating degree days: 82, season: 82 (last year: 45)

Cooling degree days: 66, season: 814 (last year: 781)

 

Comments:  A warm and wet month.  Rains from the remnants of Hurricane Issac came through the area on the 4th and 5th leaving 1.30” of rain but much more in other communities in southeastern Massachusetts.  The last three days of the month brought 2.66” of rain, ruining the weekend and bringing the final monthly total to 5 inches exactly…The final average daily mean temperature averaged 0.8 degrees above normal making it the 19th consecutive month averaging above normal.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

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SEPTEMBER 2012

ACUSHNET, MASSACHUSETTS

 

Hello All:

A much wetter than normal September at this station in the northern part of Acushnet.  September was exactly normal temperature wise.

Remnants from Hurricane Isaac sent a training load of moisture here on September 5 th. as tropical downpours with embeded thunder dropped 4.15" of rain.  The city of Fall River saw some serious street flooding during this event.

The month started wet and ended wet with mostly some nice September days in between.  A chill 44 degrees on the morning of the Sept. 17th. found our last remaining hummingbird packed and gone.  It was good to see a bountiful flight of migrating monarch butterflies taking the coastal route on the 23rd. at West Island in Fairhaven.  1.76" of rain fell during the last 3 days of the month.

 

September 2012 Acushnet, Ma.

Ave High     73.1 deg.

Ave Low      55.3 deg.

Sept Mean     64.2 deg. is normal

High Temp     81 deg. on Sept. 1 st.

Low Temp      41 deg. on Sept. 25th.

Days 90 deg or better     0

Total Precip     7.43" is 3.29" above normal

Max 24hr. Precip     4.15" on Sept. 5th.

Total 2012 Precip    35.97" is 2.85" below normal

T- Storm Days     2

High Wind Gust   26 mph on Sept 9th. & 25th.

Heating Degree Days     86

Cooling Degree Days      61

High Barometer     30.38" on Sept. 13th.

Low Barometer      29.66" on Sept.  8th.


Tom Carr

 

AUGUST 2012

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 73.8°F (departure:  +3.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 81.8°F

Average daily low: 65.7°F

Month's high: 87°F on the 10th

Month's low: 56°F on the 30th

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.11" (departure: -1.19")

Year's total: 25.61" (departure: -5.76")

Previous 12 months total (9/11 to 8/12): 47.07" (departure: -0.88")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.24" on 15th–16th

Days with 0.01" or more: 10

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.33" on 26th

Month's low: 29.71" on 28th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 10

Peak wind gust: 22 mph on the 6th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 280, season: 748 (last year: 676)

 

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY (June, July, August)—

Average daily mean temperature: 71.8°F (departure: +2.1 deg.)

Season’s high: 96°F on July 18

Season’s low: 45°F on June 6

Precipitation: 10.07“ (departure: -0.90“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 1.77“ on July 31

Days with thunder: 11

Days with fog: 18

 

Comments:  A very warm and somewhat dry month this August in Fairhaven.  The month’s average daily mean temperature was more than 3 degrees above the long term average even though there were not any 90-degree-days in the month.  Periods of extremely humid weather kept overnight lows over 70 degrees on 8 days this month.  It was the 17th consecutive month averaging warmer than normal…Rainfall was somewhat below normal but adequate to keep the lawns growing…The Summer Season was very warm, the 2nd warmest summer on record exceeded only by the summer of 2010.  There were nine 90-degree-days this summer, the second highest amount on record (eleven in 2002).

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

 

 

August 2012 & The Summer Season in Acushnet, Mass.‏

 

      A wetter and warmer than normal August here in Acushnet.  The month started with some splash over from the end of July wetness.  My observation time is 8 p.m.. Then nothing but heat and humidity and a few nice days until the 10th and 11th of August when periods of rain with embedded thunder and downpoursdropped 2.78".  The crabgrass got really happy, as another 1.25" fell on Aug. 15-16th.

      A loud and scary flash-bang 5 a.m. thunderstorm on Aug. 18th. dropped a quick 0.90" of rain.  That event was followed by the doldrums with light winds and nothing much happening weather wise.  Only 0.15" of rain fell during the last 13 days of the month and only 28.54" of precip. has fallen so far in 2012.  Its the driest at the end of 8 months since only 26.09" fell here in 2002.

     This August saw only one day hit 90 degrees but the warmth seem to linger late, as 8 p.m. temps. never fell below the 70's until the 18th.. Feel good morning 50's arrived near month end. 

      The Summer Season ( jun,jul,aug ) was just somewhat warmer and wetter than normal.  The Summer produced 12 days with temps. 90 deg. or better and that included 2 three days heat waves.  Thunder was heard on 14 days this Summer.

August 2012 Acushnet, Ma    41 deg,44min N         70 deg,55min W

 

Ave High     82.8 deg.

Ave Low      64.3 deg.

Aug Mean     73.6 deg. is 2.0 deg. above normal

High Temp    90 deg. on Aug. 4th.

Low Temp    52 deg. on Aug 30th.

Days 90 deg. or better     1

 

Total Precip     6.41"

Max 24hr. Precip     2.78" on Aug. 10 -11th.

Total 2012 Precip    28.54" is 6.14" below normal

 

T- Storm Days     4

 

High Wind Gust     26 mph on Aug. 6th.

 

Heating Degree Days     0

Cooling Degree Days    273

 

High Barometer     30.34" on Aug. 26th.

Low Barometer    29.70" on Aug. 28th.

 

Summer Season ( Jun,Jul,Aug ) 2012

Ave Temp     71.3 deg. is 0.9 deg. above normal

Total Precip     12.28" is 0.17" above normal

Days 90 deg. or better     12

T-Storm Days     14

 

Tom Carr

...

 

Fairhaven, Mass., July 2012 Wx Summary‏

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 75.0°F (departure: +2.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 84.4°F

Average daily low: 65.6°F

Month's high: 96°F on the 18st

Month's low: 57°F on the 22nd

Days with high 90°F or above: 7

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.87" (departure: +1.88")

Year's total: 22.50" (departure: -4.57")

Previous 12 months total (8/11 to 7/12): 47.83" (departure: -0.10")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.77" on 31th

Days with 0.01" or more: 10

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.23" on 13th

Month's low: 29.53" on 24th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 6

Days with fog: 3

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 18th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 319, season: 468 (last year: 429)

 

Comments:  Very warm month.  For the 16th consecutive month, the monthly average daily mean temperature averaged above normal.  A five day heat wave from the 14th - 18th was the first heat wave here since August 1-3, 2006.  It was also the first five day heat wave ever recorded at this station (since 1974)…Final rainfall total of 4.87” is 1.88” above normal.  Very dry for the first 23 days of the month with just 0.35” collected but a stormy final 8 days of the month recorded 4.52” of precipitation.  A torrential downpour on the 28th caused major local street flooding making some intersections in town impassable…Strong squally winds with thunder (but not much rain) came through on the 18th causing minor damage and downed tree limbs around town.

 
DENNIS BOLLEA

 

 

 

July 2012 Cimate Data in Acushnet,Mass.‏

 A warmer than normal July here in Acushnet, with somewhat below normal precipitation.  Lawns became brown quickly as only 0.16" fell during the first 17 days of July.  A pattern change to wetter times started on the 18th. as a strong cold front ended the second heat wave of the Summer ( 92-93-96 ) with a t-storm with strong outflow winds and 0.62" of badly needed rain. 

July saw 7 days with temperatures 90 degrees or better.  There were 5 days with thunder mostly with the unsettled weather towards months end. The year continues below normal precipitation wise by minus 8.11" with only 22.13" fallen.  My driest year was 1980  ( 36.94")  saw 22.87" at the end of 7 months.

 

         July 2012 Acushnet, Ma           41deg,44min N            70deg,55min W

 

Ave High     84.3 deg.

Ave Low      64.2 deg.

July Mean    74.3 deg. is 1.7 deg above normal

High Temp    96 on July 18th.

Low Temp     53 on July 22nd.

Days 90 deg or better     7

 

Total Precip     2.83"  is 0.63" below normal

Max 24 hr. Precip     is 0.62" on July 18th.

Total 2012 Precip     22.13" is 8.11" below normal

 

T-Storm Days     5

 

High Wind Gust   34 mph July 18th. t-storm

High Wind Gust   20 mph on July 17th.

 

Heating Degree Days     0

Cooling Degree Days     297

 

High Barometer     30.20"  on July 12th.

Low Barometer      29.52"  on July 24th.

 

Tom Carr

 

 

June 2012 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.

 

  A somewhat colder than normal June here in Acushnet, with below normal precipitation.  A chilly first 19 days of the month saw only one day hit 81 during the period and still racking up heating degree days. A Winter like pattern made for much nuisance type rain and drizzle.

This cool start helped June break a string of 11 months warmer than normal. The heat arrived with the Summer Solstice and a shock to the system Heat Wave on June 20th. - 22nd. ( 93-95-94 ) as 81 on the10th. was the high temp till then.  Hazy Hot and Humid are not kind words.

The first thunder of the year was heard on June 7th. with 4 more days heard during the month.  A late start for T-storms but overall July isthe most active month at this location.

Total precipitation for 6 months of the year so far is only 19.30" which is the 2nd. driest start to thhe year on my records back to 1979. The year 2004 was the driest at 6 months with 17.78".

 

June 2012 Acushnet, Ma      41deg,44min N         70deg,55min W

 

Ave High    75.0 deg.

Ave Low     57.1 deg.

June Mean    66.1 deg. is 0.8 deg below normal

High Temp    95 on June 21st.

Low Temp     43 on June 6th.

Days 90 deg. or better    4

 

Total Precip     3.04" is 1.17" below normal

 Max 24 hr. Precip     0.73" on June 25th.

Total 2012 Precip     19.30" is 7.48" below normal

 

T-Storm Days      5

 

High Wind Gust     26 mph on June 2nd.

 

Heating Degree Days      81

Cooling Degree Days      109

 

High Barometer     30.34" on June 16th.

Low Barometer      29.52" on June 26th.

 
Tom Carr

 

Fairhaven, Mass., May 2012 Wx Summary‏

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 60.8°F (departure: +3.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 68.0°F

Average daily low: 53.6°F

Month's high: 80°F on the 31st

Month's low: 44°F on the 11th, 12th

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 6.46" (departure: +2.74")

Year's total: 15.54" (departure: -4.86")

Previous 12 months total (6/11 to 5/12): 49.07" (departure: +1.15")

Max. 24hr. total: 3.17" on 9th-10th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 3

 

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")

Season's total: 15.2" (departure: -21.9")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.28" on 20th

Month's low: 29.35" on 10th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 16

Peak wind gust: 23 mph on the 8th

Heating degree days: 157, season: 4607 (last year: 5658)

Cooling degree days: 32, season: 32 (last year: 21)

 

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 51.6°F (departure: +4.0)

Season’s high: 80°F on May 31

Season’s low: 20°F on March 6

Precipitation: 10.05“ (departure: -2.51“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 3.17“ on May 9-10

Snowfall: 0.2“ (departure: -8.1“)

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 28

 

Comments:  The warmest May since 1991 was recorded this year in Fairhaven.  The average temperature of 60.8°F is 3.8 degrees above normal.  Incredibly it was the 14th consecutive month averaging warmer than normal…Some needed rain fell this month.  6.46” this month is 2.74” above normal.  It was the first above normal precip month since November...Very foggy month with fog being observed on 16 days…Very dry and very warm spring season this year.  Average temperature of 51.6°F is the warmest spring on record.  Precip total of 10.05” this spring is the driest since 1999.

DENNIS BOLLEA

 

May 2012 & The Spring Season in Acushnet, Mass.‏

 

A warmer and wetter than normal May here in Acushnet.  Its the 11th. month in a row warmer than normal.  May 2012 ended up with a meanof 61.1 deg. which is 3.6 deg warmer than normal.  The warmest May on my record is May 2010 which had a mean of 62.3 deg.

Welcomed rains dropped 6.06" of rain here in the northern part of Acushnet.  It was the wettest May since 7.43" fell here in 2006 which was wettest May on my records back to 1979. Thunder was heard on only one day in May and

so far this year.  2012 continues on the dry side being 6.31" below normal at months end. Mother Nature continued on a fast track with early blooming lilacs and June blue flag irises by May 16th. and strawberries by the 22nd.. The Pine Pollen just loving the 80's at months end.The Spring Season ( mar.apr.may. ) had a mean of 52.9 deg. which is 5.0 deg. above normal and it was the second warmest Spring on my records.

2010 had the warmest Spring with a mean of 53.1 deg.. 

2012 had the driest Spring in 17 years at this location with only 10.55" of precipitation.  The Spring of 1995 saw just 9.97".  A trace of snow this Spring was 7.8" below the normal amount.

 

May 2012 Acushnet, Ma        41 deg,44min N         70deg,55min W

 

Ave High     69.3 deg.

Ave Low      52.8 deg.

May Mean     61.1 deg. is 3.6 deg above normal

High Temp    85 on May 29th.

Low Temp     41 on May 12th.

Days 90 deg or better     0

 

Total Precip     6.06" is 2.29" above normal

Max 24 hr. Precip     3.10" on May 9-10th.

Total 2012 Precip     16.26" is 6.31" below normal

 

T- Storm Days       1

 

High Wind Gust     24 mph on May 16th.

 

Heating Degree Days    169

Cooling Degree Days     42

 

High Barometer     30.29" on May 20th.

Low Barometer      29.36  on May 10th.

 

Spring Season ( mar apr may ) 2012

Ave Temp     52.9 deg. is 5.0 deg. above normal

Total Precip     10.55" is 3.76" below normal

Snowfall     Trace is 7.8" below normal

 

Tom Carr 

 

 

Fairhaven, Mass. April 2012 Wx Summary‏

 
TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 50.2°F (departure: +2.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 59.9°F

Average daily low: 40.5°F

Month's high: 77°F on the 17th

Month's low: 29°F on the 1st, 6th

Days with low 32°F or below: 3

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 2.13" (departure: -1.89")

Year's total: 9.08" (departure: -7.60")

Previous 12 months total (5/11 to 4/12): 46.01" (departure: -1.84")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.72" on 22nd-23rd

Days with 0.01" or more: 6

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

 

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -1.2")

Days with 0.1" or more: 0

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: 15.2" (departure: -21.9")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.29" on 30th

Month's low: 29.28" on 23rd

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 3

Peak wind gust: 29 mph on the 23rd

Heating degree days: 436, season: 4450 (last year: 5447)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 29 (last year: 259)

 

Comments:  April was warm and dry this year in Fairhaven.  Average daily mean temperature of 50.2F is 2.6 degrees above normal and the 13th month in a row with an above normal average.  More than 1000 less heating degree days than last year at this time has helped keep the heating bills under control this season…Just 0.22” of rain through the first 21 days of the month kept the firefighters busy dousing brush and grass fires throughout the area.  A beneficial 1.90” rainfall event on the 22nd and 23rd was most welcome…Another snowless April this year.  The last April with measurable snowfall was in 2003 with 2.8”.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., March 2012 Wx Summary‏


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 43.8°F (departure: +5.5 deg.)

Average daily high: 51.4°F

Average daily low: 36.3°F

Month's high: 69°F on the 21st

Month's low: 20°F on the 6th

Days with low 32°F or below: 10

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 1.46" (departure: -3.36")

Year's total: 6.95" (departure: -5.71")

Previous 12 months total (4/11 to 3/12): " (departure: +1.50")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.62" on 1st

Days with 0.01" or more: 9

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

 

Month's snow: 0.2" (departure: -6.9")

Days with 0.1" or more: 1

Season's total: 15.2" (departure: -20.7")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.59" on 6th

Month's low: 29.36" on 3rd

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 30 mph on the 8th, 9th

Heating degree days: 640, season: 4014 (last year: 4965)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 29 (last year: 259)

 

Comments:  Very warm and dry March this year in Fairhaven.  Average daily mean temperature of 43.8°F is the second warmest March on record (since 1975) surpassed only by 44.3°F in 1977.  The six day period from the 19th through 23rd averaged 15 degrees above normal.  Three daily high record temperatures were established: 60°F on the 19th, 69°F on the 21st, and 66°F on the 23rd…Very dry month with just 1.46” of precip.  It was the driest March since 0.75” in 2006 and the driest month overall since 1.46” in February 2006…The winter snow drought continued into March.  Just 0.2” on grassy surfaces on the 2nd being the total for the month. 

 

Dennis Bollea


 

March 2012 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.‏

 Warmest March on my records at this station in Acushnet with much below normal precipitation and snowfall.  My precipitation records for March go back to 1979 and my temperature records to 1985.

Its the 9th. month in a row warmer than normal at this location and the driest 3 month Jan,Feb,Mar start of any year on my records with just 7.46" of water.

March 2012 saw a record warm mean of 46.8 deg. which is 8.5 deg warmer than normal for this location. March of 2010 saw a mean of 44.1 deg and

March of 2000 had a mean of 43.7 deg. It was the 3rd. driest March on my records with 1.75" of precip.  March of 2006 saw only 0.81" and March of 1981 had 1.04" of precip..  March 2012 saw only a Trace of snow and sleet.  It was the least snowiest March since only a Trace fell in 1983, some 29 years ago.  March of 1981 only had a Trace of snow.

The noisy arrival of Red Wings and Grackles awoke the Woodchuck on March 1st..  Pick up stick tournaments in the area after wind gusts to 42 mph on the 8th. and 46 mph on the 9th. of March.  A 72 reading on the 12th. of March brought a night chorus of Peepers.  Area daffodils started to open by the 14th. and then 80 deg. heat on the 19th. opened area foresethia bushes.  Early heat and dryness caused brush fire concerns during this very warm month.

 

         March 2012 Acushnet, Ma.     41deg,44min N    70deg,55min W

 

Ave High     57.5 deg.

Ave Low      36.0 deg.

Mar Mean     46.8 deg. is 8.5 deg. above normal

High Temp    80 deg. on Mar 19th.

Low Temp     20 deg. on Mar 6th.

Days 0 deg or below    0

Total Precip     1.75" is 3.90" below normal

Max 24 hr. Precip   0.90 on Mar 1st.

Snowfall     Trace is 6.4" below normal

Season Snowfall   Oct - Apr  17.2"

Total 2012 Precip     7.46" is 6.45" below normal

T-Storm Days     0

High Wind Gust     46 mph on Mar 9th.

Heating Degree Days     612

Cooling Degree Days       3

High Barometer     30.59" on Mar 7th.

Low Barometer      29.35" on Mar 3rd.

 

Tom Carr

 

Fairhaven, Mass., January 2012 Wx Summary‏

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 34.2°F (departure:  +4.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 42.0°F

Average daily low: 26.5°F

Month's high: 53°F on the 27th

Month's low: 9°F on the 16th

Days with low 32°F or below: 24

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 4

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 3.83" (departure: -0.64")

Year's total: 3.83" (departure: -0.64")

Previous 12 months total (2/11 to 1/12): 53.24" (departure: +5.43")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.04" on 12th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

 

Month's snow: 11.5" (departure: +1.3")

Days with 0.1" or more: 2

Days with 6.0” more: 1

Season's total: 12.4" (departure: -5.8")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.58" on 16th

Month's low: 29.26" on 13th, 27th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust:  34 mph on the 12th

Heating degree days: 949, season: 2554 (last year: 1389)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Snow depth days: 25, season: 26 (last year: 178)

 

Comments:  Very warm month.  Average daily mean temperature of 34.2°F is the warmest January since 2006.  Seven days this month had high temperatures in the 50’s.  Just one day had the low temp dip into single digits, 9°F on the 16th…Just two days with measurable snowfall this month but that was enough get the total above normal.  10.0 inches of light, fluffy snow on the 21st didn’t last long though as warm showers and foggy conditions ate away the snow cover rather quickly. 

 

Dennis Bollea

 

January 2012 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.‏

 

A much warmer than normal January here in Acushnet, with slightlybelow normal precipitation and somewhat above normal snowfall.  January was the 7th. month in a row to be warmer than normal at this location. The past 3 months were especially warm with Nov. + 4.8 deg., Dec. + 4.9 deg., and now Jan. + 5.1 deg.,above normal.  It was the warmest Jan. since 2006 saw a record mean of 37.5 deg..

Snowfall was above normal mostly due to a 10.0" fall on January 21st..

A 3.0" fall during the wee hours of Jan. 20th. set the stage to answer the prayers of snowplow operators.  The snowpack only lasted 4 days as light rain and fog and a breezy mild 58 deg. day wiped the slate clean. 

The unsually bright and warm January saw many enjoying outside pringtime like activities. Walking paths were busy.  A large flock of Winter robins enjoyed several days of snacking on easy picking earthworms and holly berries on January 26th.. No red snow here this year.

 

January 2012 Acushnet, Ma.   41deg,44min N    70 deg,55min W

 

Ave High     43.5 deg.

Ave Low      25.9 deg.

Jan Mean    34.7 deg. is 5.1 deg. above normal

High Temp    61 on Jan 7th.

Low Temp      6 on Jan 16th.

Days 0 deg or below    0

 

Total Precip    4.14" is 0.17" below normal

Max 24 hr Precip    1.25" on Jan. 12th.

Snowfall    13.5" is 3.3" above normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall   10.0" on Jan 21st.

Total 2012 Precip    4.14" is 0.17" below normal

T-Storm Days    0

High Wind Gust     47 mph on Jan 13th.  ( small branches down )

Heating Degree Days     944

Cooling Degree Days     0

High Barometer     30.59" on Jan 16th.

Low Barometer      29.23" on Jan 13th.

 

Tom Carr

 

 

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2011 Annual Wx Summary‏

 TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 52.4°F (departure: +1.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 60.3°F

Average daily low: 44.5°F

Year's high: 93°F on July 22

Year's low: 0°F on January 24

Days with high 90°F or higher: 1

Days with low 0°F or lower: 1

Days with high 32°F or lower: 16

Days with low 32°F or lower: 105

Season's last freeze: April 16

Season's first freeze: October 28

Growing season: 164 days

 

PRECIPITATION--

Year's total (includes melted): 53.28" (departure: +5.48")

Days with 0.01" or more: 133

Days with 1.00" or more: 16

Max. 24-hr. total: 2.61" on October 19-20

 

Year's snow: 29.3" (departure: -8.0")

Days with 0.1" snow or more: 19

Days with 6.0" or more: 1

Max. 24-hr. snow: 7.8" on January 12

 

Longest period with no measurable precip.: 13 days (Sept 9-21)

Longest period with 0.10" or less: 16 days (Feb 9-24)

Longest period with 1.00" or less: 25 days (July 14-Aug 7)

 

BAROMETER--

Year's high: 30.78" on March 4

Year's low: 29.07" on January 12

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 27

Days with fog: 105

Days with hail: 1

High wind gust: 40 mph on August 28

 

Comments: A warmer and wetter than normal year in Fairhaven.  Average temperature of 52.4°F was 1.6 degrees above normal and the 5th warmest year on record.  Plenty of rain this year, 53.28” was 5.48” above normal.  Lots of thunderstorm days this year with 27, the most in any year since 1998.  Snow for the year was 8” below normal with 29.3”.  Just one day with more than 6”.

 

Monthly highlights--

January: Cold and snowy.  0°F on the 24th, first zero-degree-day in 6 years.

February: Many mixed precip days.  Two days with thunder, unusual for February.

March: Driest month of the year with 2.61”.  2.8” snow on the 31st.

April: Foggy month with 14 fog-days observed.

May: Damp and dreary month with humid and foggy conditions.

June: On the 1st, devastating tornados strike central Massachusetts, just a few sprinkles in Fairhaven.

July: Warm month.  Average temp of 74.7 degrees, third warmest July on record.  93°F on the 22nd is the hottest temp of the year.

August:  Slow moving Hurricane Irene effects the area on the 28th with gusty winds, tree damage and power outages.  Just 0.22” rain here from the storm.

September:  Very warm.  Average temperature of 66.8°F is the second warmest September on record.

October:  82°F on the 8th, warmest Oct temperature on record.  8.53” precip, wettest month of the year.  Pea-sized hail on the 15th.  Just under an inch of snow on the 30th.  

November:  Another warm month.  Average temp 48.3 degrees, third warmest November on record.

December:  No measurable snowfall for the first time since 1999.

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., December 2011 Wx Summary‏

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 39.5°F (departure:  +4.6 deg.)

Average daily high: 47.8°F

Average daily low: 31.2°F

Month's high: 59°F on the 6th

Month's low: 15°F on the 15th

Days with low 32°F or below: 21

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 2

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total (includes melted): 3.09" (departure: -1.38")

Year's total: 53.28" (departure: +5.48")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.60" on 7th-8th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: trace (departure: -7.2")

Days with 0.1" or more: 0

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: 0.9" (departure: -6.8")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.67" on 3rd

Month's low: 29.19" on 8th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 32 mph on the 8th

Heating degree days: 781, season: 1605 (last year: 2038)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 793 (last year: 883)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 1 (last year: 47)

 

Comments:  Another very warm month in Fairhaven.  Average daily mean temperature of 39.5 degrees is warmest December since 2006 and 4th warmest on record (since 1975).  It was the 9th consecutive month with an above normal average.  One daily high temperature record was established with 52°F on the 27th…. No measureable snowfall this month, only a few flurries on the 17th and 18th.  The last December with only a trace occurred in 1999.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

December and The Year 2011 in Acushnet, Mass.‏

Happy New Year to All:

A much warmer and a somewhat drier than normal December here in Acushnet with just a Trace of snow.  The mean temperature of 39.3 deg. was the 3rd. warmest Dec. on my records.  Dec. of 2006 was the warmest with a mean of 41.1 deg. and Dec. of 2000 saw a mean of 40.0 deg. at this location.

A few snow flurries during the month left just a trace and this was the least snowiest December here since a trace fell in Dec. of 1999.  The exceptional December weather helped the shop to you drop crowd and the fuel bills but hurt the snowplow operators.

The year 2011 was warmer and much wetter than normal with snowfall a little below normal.  The precipitation total of 60.48" is 7.74" above normal for this location.  The past 4 years have seen much above the normal ( 52 ") precipition in this area of Acushnet.  64.15" fell in 2008, 64.74" in 2009, 57.31" in 2010 and then 60.48" this 2011.

The Winter Season 2010 - 11 ( dec,jan,feb ) was colder and snowier than normal. The snowiest since the Winter of 2004 - 5 and the coldest since the Winter of 2002-3.

The Spring Season 2011  ( mar,apr,may ) was warmer than normal with slightly below normal precipitation.

The Summer Season of 2011 ( jun,jul,aug ) was slightly warmer than normal with

above average rainfall.  There were only 3 days at 90 or above and no heat waves. The 99 deg. reading on July 22nd. was the hottest reading here since 1999.

The Fall Season of 2011 ( sep,oct,nov ) was the Warmest Fall on my records and very wet.  The Oct 30th. snowfall of 0.8" was the most in Oct. in 33 years of record.

December 2011  Acushnet, Ma   41deg,44min N   70deg,55min W

                              
Ave High    48.8 deg.

Ave Low      29.8 deg.

Dec Mean    39.3 deg. is 4.9 deg. above normal

High Temp    61 deg. on Dec 6th.

Low Temp     13 deg. on Dec 19th.

Days 0 deg or below    0

Total Precip   4.15" is 0.58" below normal

Max 24 hr Precip    1.65" on Dec 7th.

Snowfall      Tr "  is 7.9" below normal

Season Snowfall Oct - Apr    0.8"

Total 2011 Precip    60.48" is 7.74" above normal

T-Storm Days     0

High Wind Gust     37 mph  on Dec 22nd.

Heating Degree Days   803

Cooling Degree Days    0

High Barometer     30.66" on Dec 3rd.

Low Barometer      29.20" on Dec 8th.

 

The Year 2011

Ave High     61.4 deg.

Ave Low      43.7 deg.

2011 Mean     52.6 deg. is 1.6 deg. above normal

High Temp    99 on July 22nd.

Low Temp     - 4 below zero on Jan 24th.

Days 0 or Below     2  is normal

Days 90 or Above    3  is 6 below normal

Total Precip     60.48" is 7.74"  above normal

Max 24hr. Precip     3.09" on Apr 12-13th.

Snowfall     34.0" is 2.9" below normal

Max 24 hr. Snowfall  9.8" on Jan. 12th.

T. Storm Days     27 is 9 above normal

High Wind Gust     49 mph on Aug. 28th.

Heating Degree Days     5332

Cooling Degree Days     794

High Barometer     30.79" on Mar 4th.

Low Barometer      29.09" on Jan 12th.

Jan. colder,snowier than norm, 23.1" total snow, - snow on ground all month

Feb. normal temps, 6.8" total snow, - snow on ground all month

Mar. very dry, high bar. 30.79" on the 4th., 3.0" total snow,72deg on the 18th.

 Apr. warmer and wetter than norm, and windy

May. warmer and wetter than norm,and foggy, 1/8" small hail May 5th.

Jun. unstable month,5 days thunder, stuck in a rut wx, no 90 deg days

Jul. warm and wet,6 days thunder, 99 deg on the 22nd. hottest since 1999

Aug. warm and wet, Tropical storm Irene on 28th.,h.w.g.49,much tree damage,power out 9hrs

Sep. warm and wet, remnants of T.S. Lee 4.58" rain on sept. 6-8th.

Oct. warm and much wet,beach days to early snow 0.8" on the 30th.

Nov. warm and drier - with many nice days - 17 days 60 or above

Dec. much warmer than norm, just a trace of snow, least snow in Dec. since 1999

 

Tom Carr

 

 

SNOWFALL REPORTS - Fairhaven Repeater - 8 P.M.

December 20th. ‏ 2011

New Bedford - South End - Kb1uam- Anthony - 4.0"
New Bedford - Center - N1ltv - Hank - 2.8"
New Bedford - North End - Ka1rsy - Ed - 2.5"
Fairhaven - West Island - Ka1wbh - M.L. - 3.0"
Fairhaven - Pope Beach - N1wji - Dennis - 3.5"
North Dartmouth - Kici - Ron - 2.0"
Rochester - N1ztv - Harold - 4.2"
Acushnet West - W1ezy - Paul - 3.6"
Acushnet North - Wa1kdd - Tom - 3.0"
 
73's Tom Carr Wa1kdd N.C.S.

 

 

Fairhaven, Mass., November 2011 Wx Summary‏

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 48.3°F (departure: +4.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 56.0°F

Average daily low: 40.6°F

Month's high: 66°F on the 15th

Month's low: 29°F on the 6th

Days with low 32°F or below: 6

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F or below: 0

Days with high 90°F of above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 4.65" (departure: +0.54")

Year's total: 50.19" (departure: +6.86")

Previous 12 months total (12/10 to 11/11): 53.21" (departure: +5.37")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.26" on 22nd-23rd

Days with 0.01" or more: 9

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

 

Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: -0.5")

Days with 0.1" or more: 0

Days with 6.0” more: 0

Season's total: 0.9" (departure: +0.4")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.51" on 6th

Month's low: 29.40" on 11th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 5

Peak wind gust: 27 mph on the 30th

Heating degree days: 487, season: 824 (last year: 1023)

Cooling degree days: 0, season:  793 (last year: 883)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 1 (last year: 1)

 

FALL SEASON SUMMARY (SEPT, OCT, NOV)—

Average daily mean temperature: 56.9°F (departure: +3.4)

Season’s high: 82°F on October 9

Season’s low: 29°F on November 6

Precipitation: 18.37“ (departure: +6.26“)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.61“ on October 19-20

Snowfall: 0.9“ (departure: +0.4“)

Days with thunder: 4

Days with fog: 20

 

Comments:  Unseasonably warm temperatures dominated the weather discussions this November in Fairhaven.  The average temperature of 48.3 degrees is the warmest November since 2006 and 3rd warmest since 1974.  Two daily high temperature records were set, 64°F on the 29th and 63°F on the 30th….Precipitation-wise the month ended up about a half inch above normal.  The most significant rainfall event occurred the day before Thanksgiving with a 2.26” event…. There was no snowfall this month.  Historically measurable snowfall occurs in 35% of Novembers in Fairhaven…. The fall season was very warm and wet.  The average temperature of 56.9 degrees is by far the warmest fall season on record (previous warmest fall was 55.8 degrees).

 

Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

November 2011 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.‏

A much warmer than normal November here in Acushnet with somewhat below normal precipitation.  There was no sign of snowfall and no thunder was heard.  It was one of the nicest Novembers in memory.  November is usually a gloomy month here.

          The first 9 days of the month were dry and a nice break from a very wet October. Both the high and low temperatures for November occurred during this period along with the highest barometer reading. A high of 71 deg. on the 8th. was the warmest November reading at this location since 73 on Nov. 5th. 2005. Some very dense morning fog was observed on

the 9th.. Even the seagulls where walking. The wind machine kicked on for 5 days starting on the 11th. finally ripping down thelate hanging on of leaves and pine needles. 

            An incredible17 days saw temperatures hit 60 degrees or above helping to make Nov. 2011 tied for the second warmest November on my records.  Nov. of 2006 saw a mean of 49.1 degrees here. Both Nov. 2009 and this November 2011 had a mean of 49.0 degrees.

            The Fall Season ( sep,oct,nov ) was the warmest on my records with a mean of 57.2 degrees which beat the Fall of 2005 with a mean of 57.1 deg.. The Fall Season was very wet

with 18.85" of precipitation which included the melt of 0.8" of Oct. snow. The 2005 Fall Season is my wettest with 26.36" of precipitation.

 

November 2011 Acushnet,Ma  41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W 

 

Ave High      58.5 deg

Ave Low       39.4 deg

Nov. Mean     49.0 is 4.8 deg above normal

High Temp    71 deg on Nov 8th.

Low Temp     25 deg on Nov 6th.

Days 0 deg or below    0

 

Total Precip     4.31" is 0.64" below normal

Max 24 hr Precip    2.01" on Nov 22 -23rd.

Snowfall     0

Season Snowfall Oct-Apr   0.8"

Total 2011 Precip     56.33"   is 8.32"  Above Normal

T-Storm Days     0

High Wind Gust    31 mph on Nov 12th. & 30th.

Heating Degree Days     487

Cooling Degree Days     0

High Barometer      30.52" on Nov 6th.

Low Barometer       29.41  on Nov 11th.

Fall Season (sep,oct,nov ) 2011

Ave Temp     57.2  is 3.4 deg above normal   * Warmest on my Records

Total Precip     18.85"  is 5.42" above normal

Snowfall        0.8"  is 0.4" below normal

 

Tom Carr

 

 

Fairhaven, Mass., October 2011 Wx Summary‏

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 55.7°F (departure: +2.9 deg.)

Average daily high: 63.1°F

Average daily low: 48.4°F

Month's high: 82°F on the 9th

Month's low: 30°F on the 31st

Days with low 32°F or below: 2

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 8.53" (departure: +4.38")

Year's total: 45.54" (departure: +6.32")

Previous 12 months total (11/10 to 10/11): 52.08" (departure: +4.21")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.61" on 19th-20th

Days with 0.01" or more: 16

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

 

Month's snow: 0.9" (departure: +0.9")

Days with 0.1" or more: 1

Season's total: 0.9" (departure: +0.9")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.46" on 7th

Month's low: 29.38" on 14th, 15th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 5

Days with hail: 1

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 30th

Heating degree days: 292, season: 337 (last year: 392)

Cooling degree days: 12, season: 793 (last year: 883)

Snow depth days: 1, season: 1 (last year: 0)

 

Comments:  A very eventful month in Fairhaven and all of southern New England this October.  The first 3 weeks of the month averaged a balmy 6.5 degrees above average.  The high temperature for the month was 82°F on the 9th which is the warmest temperature ever recorded in October at this station.  A daily high temperature record was recorded the next day with 81°F…. Very wet this month.  8.53 inches for the month is more than twice the normal the amount.  A very unusual October nor’easter struck the region on the 29th and 30th.  At the tail end of the storm precip changed over to snow here and just under an inch was measured.  0.9” snow for the month is the most ever in October at this station.  1 to 2 feet of snow fell in central Massachusetts and Connecticut with power outages lasting more than a week in some locations….Pea-sized hail (with no thunder) on the morning of the 15th is the first hail event here since April 12, 2008.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

 

October 2011 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.‏

A warmer and much wetter than normal October here in Acushnet with above normal snowfall.  An active weather month of rain and wind and from beach days to snow and then a killing frost.  The high temperature of 87 deg onOctober 9 th. was the warmest temperature that I've ever recorded in October. The High for this past September was only 82 and the high for this past August was 88.

        A snowfall of 0.8" on the morning of Oct. 30th. was the most snow in October that I have recorded in 33 years of record.  Oct. 11th. of 1979 saw 0.5" of snow and Oct. 29th. of 2005 saw 0.5" of snow.  Only a Trace amount in a few other years.

        It was the 3rd. wettest October on my records with 8.38" of precipitation. October of 2005 saw a record 12.73" and Oct. of 1996 saw 9.20" at this station.

        The balmy most of October temperatures along with the rain and wind and the salt spray from Irene made for a poor Fall Color season.

 

October 2011 Acushnet,Ma.4 1deg,44min N     70deg,55min W

 

Ave High      64.7 deg

Ave Low       47.1 deg

Oct. Mean       55.9 is 2.7 deg above normal

High Temp    87 deg on Oct. 9th.

Low Temp     28 deg on Oct. 31st.

Days 90 deg or above    0

Total Precip     8.38" is 3.99" above normal

Max 24 hr Precip    2.34" on Oct. 19-20th.

Total 2011 Precip    52.02" is 8.96" Above Normal

Season Snowfall Oct - Apr  is 0.8"

T-Storm Days    2

High Wind Gust    32 mph on Oct. 20th.

Heating Degree Days     304

Cooling Degree Days     14

High Barometer     30.47" on Oct. 7th.

Low Barometer      29.38" on Oct. 14th.

 

Tom Carr 

 

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--

SEPTEMBER 2011

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 66.8°F (departure: +3.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 73.7°F

Average daily low: 59.8°F

Month's high: 81°F on the 5th

Month's low: 45°F on the 17th

Days with low 32°F or below: 0

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F of below: 0

Days with high 90°F or above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 5.19" (departure: +1.34")

Year's total: 37.01" (departure: +1.94")

Previous 12 months total (10/10 to 9/11): 49.92" (departure: +2.16")

Max. 24hr. total: 2.13" on 7th

Days with 0.01" or more: 7

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.45" on 17st

Month's low: 29.60" on 29th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 10

Peak wind gust: 25 mph on the 16th

Heating degree days: 45, season: 45 (last year: 52)

Cooling degree days: 105, season: 676 (last year: 782)

 

Comments:  A very warm September this year in Fairhaven.  Average daily mean temperature was 66.8°F, 3.3 degrees above normal.  It was the second warmest September on record.  September 2005 had an average of 66.9°F.  The last 10 days of the month were 10.3 degrees above average.  I was the 6th consecutive month averaging warmer than normal.  One daily high temperature record was established when the mercury hit 80°F on the 25th...Remnants of slow moving Tropical Storm Lee combined with a frontal system to give us 4.14 inches of rain over a 3 day period from the 6th through 8th.  The remainder of the month was relatively dry. 

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

September 2011 Climate Data in Acushnet, Mass.‏

  A warmer and wetter than normal September here in Acushnet.

The month started off nice under high pressure and some variable clouds until the arrival of over running moisture from the remnants of T. S. Lee on the 6th..

4.58" of rain then fell in a 3 day period with the old barometers

reading FAIR at 30.22".

A strong 30.47" high helped to drop temperatures to 43 deg. on

the morning of the 17th.. A wake up call to all including the hummingbirds who started packing and left town by the 22nd. of the month.

A stubborn Ohio Valley area upper low controlled our weather from

the 22nd. to months end.  Unsettled conditions dropped 1.47" of rain during that period.

                           

 September 2011          Acushnet,Ma. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

 Ave High     74.7 deg

Ave Low      58.9 deg

Sept. Mean      66.8 deg is 2.7 deg above normal

High Temp     82 deg on Sept. 4,13,14, 26

Low Temp     43 deg on Sept. 17th.

Days 90 deg or above     0

 Total Precip     6.16" is 2.08" above normal

Max 24 hr Precip    1.90" on Sept. 6th.

Total 2011 Precip     43.64" is 4.97" above normal

 T-Storm Days     2

 High Wind Gust     22 m.p.h. on Sept. 13th.

 Heating Degree Days     56

Cooling Degree Days     114

 High Barometer     30.47"   on Sept. 17th.

Low Barometer      29.63"   on Sept. 29th.

 Tom Carr

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--

AUGUST 2011

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 72.7°F (departure: +2.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 80.6°F

Average daily low: 64.9°F

Month's high: 89°F on the 2nd

Month's low: 57°F on the 30th

Days with low 32°F or below: 0

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F of below: 0

Days with high 90°F or above: 0

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.87" (departure: -0.41")

Year's total: 31.82" (departure: -0.60")

Previous 12 months total (9/10 to 8/11): 47.92" (departure: -1.04")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.23" on 15th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.24" on 31st

Month's low: 29.11" on 28th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 40 mph on the 28th

Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)

Cooling degree days: 247, season: 676 (last year: 782)

 

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY—

Average daily mean temperature: 71.3°F (departure: +1.6 deg.)

Season's high temperature: 93°F on July 22

Season's low temperature: 45°F on June 5

Precipitation: 12.07" (departure: -1.13")

Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 2.27" on July 8-9

Days with thunder: 16

Days with fog: 29

 

Comments:  A warm and slightly drier than normal August in Fairhaven.  Average temperature of 72.7°F was a full 2 degrees warmer than normal.  It was the 5th consecutive month with above normal temperatures….Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene made landfall in extreme western Connecticut at noontime on the 28th as a strong tropical storm.  The expansive, slow moving tropical storm brought an extensive period of strong gusty winds causing widespread tree damage and power outages throughout the area.  A 40 mph wind gust was registered here at my tree protected location but on nearby West Island gusts over 70 mph were measured.  Just 0.22” of rain was collected during the storm.  The lowest barometric pressure reading was 29.11”.  Fears of damaging storm surge flooding proved unwarranted as the tide was at ebb at the peak of the storm…. The summer season of 2011 goes into the books warmer than normal and with somewhat below normal rainfall.  Just one 90-degree-day for the season.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay

Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH

Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST

Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

WEST ISLAND WEATHER STATION @ SOUTH POINT PASSES WITH FLYING COLORS

Newly installed South Point station gets its first big test during TS Irene

Stats:
August 28, 2011
High Gust:  72MPH @ 838AM East South East
Sustained at 60MPH
Rain 0.10
Barometer Low 29.15 @ 2:49PM
Station instrument elevation : 55ft on shore
MADIS ID: D4678
Station Operator: Jeff Vercellone                    

Command and control: westislandweather.com
FCC Callsign: KA1WBH
Skywarn Spotter ID: 011-070 M.L.Baron

This storm feature also had a relentless sustained wind for several hours in the 60 MPH range. Heavy rain stayed to the west. Just .10 inches recorded.
 

Hurricane Bob

Monday, August 19, 1991

20th Anniversary ENTER HERE

 
 
 
 
 
JULY 2011
 
(Above) Radar image from July 23, 2011 Thunderstorm, see below for details
 
A warmer and somewhat wetter than normal July here in Acushnet. Although July averages out the driest month of the year in my 32 years of record, this is the 5th. year in a row of July being wetter than normal.  Most of the rain was from 6 days with thunder.  The atmosphere remains busy as 19 t-storm events have been noted so far this year.  The average at this station for the whole year is 18. July produced just 3 scattered days of 90 deg. or better at this location. The 99 degree reading here on July 22nd. was the hottest since we hit 101 degrees on July 5th. 1999. We
are lucky that it only lasted that one day.

July 2011

Ave High   83.3 deg
Ave Low    65.1 deg
July Mean    74.2 deg is 1.6 above normal
High Temp   99 on July 22nd.
Low Temp    55 on July 1 st.
Days 90 deg or above    3
 Total Precip    4.02"  is 0.58" above normal
Max 24 hr Precip   2.10"  on July 8-9 th.
Total 2011 Precip    32.39" is 2.22" above normal
T-Storm Days    6
High Wind Gust   26 mph on July 21 st.
Heating Degree Days    0
Cooling Degree Days    292
High Barometer    30.13"  on July 16th.
Low Barometer     29.59"  on July 12th.

Tom Carr
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--Pope Beach
JULY 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 74.7°F (departure: +2.6 deg.)
Average daily high: 83.4°F
Average daily low: 66.0°F
Month's high: 93°F on the 22nd
Month's low: 57°F on the 1st
Days with low 32°F or below: 0
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 0
Days with high 90°F or above: 1

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.06" (departure: +1.12")
Year's total: 27.95" (departure: +1.01")
Previous 12 months total (8/10 to 7/11): 46.28" (departure: -1.52")
Max. 24hr. total: 2.27" on 8th-9th
Days with 0.01" or more: 11
Days with 1.00" or more: 2

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.13" on 16th
Month's low: 29.58" on 12th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 6
Days with fog: 10
Peak wind gust: 25 mph on the 14th
Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)
Cooling degree days: 310, season: 429 (last year: 546)

Comments: A warm and wet July in Fairhaven. Ample rain in June and
July has kept
the lawns green and growing this summer. Most of July's rain occurred
during two
thunderstorm events on the 8th/9th and the 13th....The average daily mean
temperature of 74.7 degrees is the third warmest July on record (since
1974) but
was 1.6 degree cooler than last July. There was just one 90-degree-day,
93°F on
the 22nd which tied the record for that date. At 8pm on the 22nd the
dew point
was measured to be 79°F using a sling psyclometer.

Dennis Bollea
 
 
 
A Series of Isolated Thunderstorm Events This Summer Has SouthCoast In Its Sights

(above) A Cloud to ground lightning strike about 3 miles away from Hoppy's Landing in Saturday's thunderstorm. Photo taken from the causeway by MLBaron / Skywarn

By MLBaron westislandweather.com

      What appears to be a summer pattern of strong thunderstorms, another surprise thunderstorm impacted the Greater New Bedford area this weekend which was recovering from a stifling heat wave.  Beach goers at several local beaches (like the causeway below) were caught off guard as the storm moved in quickly early Saturday afternoon.
 
 
The darkening skies didn’t intimidate many until vivid lightning and thunder suddenly overtook the area. Bathers scrambled with their beach blankets and umbrellas to the safety of their cars.
 
 
Radar (above) at 12:11 PM
 
     Although the storm passed in less than 45 minutes, numerous trees were downed including a few confirmed lightning strikes. Brockton, Plymouth, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket reported trees down from lightning and/or wind. One strike apparently set a house ablaze in Tiverton. One of the last utility poles at the end of Wilbur’s Point in Fairhaven was struck and the top half was blown off. As the storm cell exited off South Dartmouth and into Buzzards Bay, The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm marine warnings and to The Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk and Martha’s Vineyard.
 
 
 
The West Island Weather Station AXIS weather cam captured the impressive wall of heavy showers off shore and what appeared to be the early stages of a funnel cloud formation. (below)

    close-up photo below
  
This is the sixth significant thunderstorm to southeastern MA with damage reports since the Tornado outbreak in Springfield, MA on June 1. Other storms impacting the region include June 9, July 8, July 12, July 13 and this weekend on Saturday July 23.


“Although thunderstorms are common during the dog days of summer, the destructive intensity of these isolated storms concentrated in the local area is rather unusual.”  stated MLBaron of westislandweather.com

The West Island Weather Station recorded .10 of rain with a wind gust of 22 MPH out of the ESE as the storm skimmed by the island by about 1 mile to the west. The sun returned just after 2 PM for the remainder of the day.


For more on storm damage reports from The National Weather Service enter this link: http://www.westislandweather.com/Data/latest.nwus51.KBOX%20JUL%2023%202011.pdf%20

Fore more storm photos visit: http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11964490

For storm video from the West Island Causeway visit: http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/videos/

 

 

SPECIAL REPORT JUL 8 , 2011 THUNDERSTORM EVENT


This Composite Radar snapshot (above) illustrates the intensity of the thunderstorm just minutes before an apparent microburst downed several trees in Fairhaven. A wind gust of 51 MPH was recorded at The West Island Weather Station at 947 AM. Sconticut Neck Plaza and the fire station were only a few hundred yards away from the epicenter, which had estimated wind gusts to near hurricane force. Note the deep purplish color (a common signature for an imminent micro burst) over Fairhaven Center indicating severe and dangerous weather overhead.
 

       A sudden thunderstorm delivered torrential rain and vivid lightning to the area on Friday morning July 8, 2011. At 9:50AM a blinding heavy rain quickly flooded low lying streets leaving cars stranded in water up to 2 feet. A fire was reported at 38 Hedge St Fairhaven and may have been from a lightning strike to a shed. The Fire Dept's alarm system and some communications were knocked out.

Fairhaven Neighborhood News / Heidi Winnett Photo enter above  for more photos

Data Log (above) for todays Thunderstorm event - West Island South Point Station. Note the time and wind direction all over the place then ending in flat calm. A fascinating signature.

Graphic display (above) for June 8, 2011 weather

       A peak wind gust of 51 MPH was recorded at 9:47AM and total rain fall was 1.38 inches in 45 minutes at West Island. SKYWARN / NWS investigating isolated pocket in East Fhvn near Mill Rd/ Prince St - Comcast - estimated wind gusts to near hurricane force 70mph+ w/ tree damage etc. This event is being reviewed to confirm a micro burst. A woman was struck by lightning inside home via an electrical panel. She was treated and released from St Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. According to The Standard-Times several were treated for apparent lightning contact

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORT

 

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HURRICANE CAROL AUGUST 31, 1954

A personal recollection by:

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JUNE 2011 REVIEW

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
JUNE 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 66.6°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 75.2°F
Average daily low: 57.9°F
Month's high: 86°F on the 9th
Month's low: 45°F on the 5th
Days with low 32°F or below: 0
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 0
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.14" (departure: +0.42")
Year's total: 23.89" (departure: -0.11")
Previous 12 months total (7/10 to 6/11): 45.20" (departure: -2.60")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.26" on 22nd-23rd
Days with 0.01" or more: 11
Days with 1.00" or more: 2
Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")
Final Season's total: 40.2" (departure: +2.6")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.30" on 6th
Month's low: 29.71" on 2nd

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 7
Days with fog: 12
Peak wind gust: 23 mph on the 2nd
Heating degree days: 43, final season's total: 5701 (last year: 5282)
Cooling degree days: 98, season: 119 (last year: 185)
Snow depth days: 0, final season's total: 259 (last year: 194)

Comments: Slightly wetter and slightly warmer than normal month in
Fairhaven.
Thankfully,for the most part, the warmer days were not accompanied with 
excessively humid conditions. Just 3 days during the month had nighttime low
temperatures higher than 65 degrees.
A good number of thunderstorm days this month with 7. 
Most of the storms were centered a good distance from this station. 
On the 1st day of the month killer tornados struck the Springfield area. 
But there was 
just a few sprinkles here.

Dennis Bollea
 
 
June 2011 Review for Acushnet 

     A somewhat below normal June temperature-wise here in Acushnet with slightly above normal precipitation. Stuck in the rut weather seemed to outshine some nice June days. Lawns kept the mowers busy all month, but farmers could not get 3 good days in a row to cut hay. The atmosphere was astir producing tornadoes to start the month and then 5 or more days with thunder. Low pressure prevailed most of the month. There were no 90 degree days. June 2011 Acushnet, Ma

 

Ave High 75.3 deg

 

Ave Low 57.5 deg

Jun Mean 66.4 deg is 0.5 deg below normal

High Temp 89 on Jun 8th.

Low Temp 42 on Jun 5th.

Days 90 or above 0

Total Precip 4.84" is 0.65" above normal

Max 24 hr Precip 1.58" Jun 11-12th.

Total 2011 Precip 28.37" is 1.64" above normal

T- Storm Days 5

High Wind Gust 29 mph Jun 2nd.

Heating Degree Days 53

Cooling Degree Days 99

High Barometer 30.13" on June 5th.

Low Barometer 29.75 on June 9th.

Tom Carr

 

 




June 1st Tornado Event Had

Something in Store for SouthCoast

MLBaron westislandweather.com


     WEST ISLAND: By now we all know what happened in Springfield and its surrounding towns. This once in a lifetime severe weather outbreak of 3 tornadoes in Massachusetts, one of which left an astounding half mile wide path of destruction 39 miles long brought back memories of the deadly Worcester tornado outbreak of 1953. Debris  from that storm fell from the sky dozens of miles away, including a frozen mattress and some books found floating in Boston Harbor. In last week’s tornado, some debris was tossed upwards 30,000 ft before falling back to earth. A gas station slip from Brimfield was found 80 miles away in Weymouth.


    (Above) Nasa Landsat 5 satellite of the tornadoes scar taken June 5th.
 
     Locally, down bursts or sudden blasts of destructive strong wind are often misreported as a tornado. Although they may appear similar at first- both have a different damage pattern left by the wind. A down burst in general tends to have a central “crater” with debris jutting out from it’s center, versus a tornado having a defined swirling path into it’s center  Both typically evolve from intense thunderstorms.

     Most weather instruments, especially anemometers (that measure wind speed) do not survive the extreme wind speeds created by tornadoes. That’s were SDA or Storm Damage Assessment comes to play. It’s sort of the CSI for meteorologists who examine where and how structures failed, width of tree trunks snapped and the impact of building materials, vehicles, and common household items that become missiles. After all the data is collected the wind speed is estimated.

     Southeastern MA was finally placed in a tornado watch late in the afternoon (last Wednesday) as newly formed cells progressed eastward.
 
 
A cluster of strong storms formed off Long Island and headed directly east towards Block Island and Buzzards Bay. The cooling effect of the 64 degree water caused the cluster of thunderstorms to lose it’s punch. Only a  few sprinkles and rumbles of thunder about 830PM could be heard out in the distance as the remnants passed through uneventfully.
 
 
 
This was in sharp contrast to the devastation wrought by the same air mass 90 miles away a few hours earlier.


 A days weather for June 1st, 2011

                     WEATHER DATA COMPARISON FOR
                  WEST ISLAND    SPRINGFIELD MA      JUN 1

Hi Temp                73                 87
Lo Temp               59                 64
Wind                     11 mph         15 mph
Gust                      38 mph         160 mph est. F3 Tornado
Rain                    .  00                1.31
Humidity               100%            100%
Dew point             74.5              74.4
Low Barometer    29.84            29.76
Damaged Buildings     0          1,000+
Destroyed Buildings     0             200+
Deaths                         0                   4
Injuries                          0                200

West Island Weather Station has 3 independent “black-box” recorders that register weather parameters every minute, 24/7.

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PDF Link for a complete storm report

 

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May 2011

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
MAY 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 58.7°F (departure: +1.7 deg.)
Average daily high: 66.3°F
Average daily low: 51.2°F
Month's high: 83°F on the 30th
Month's low: 37°F on the 2nd
Days with low 32°F or below: 0
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 0
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.40" (departure: -0.25")
Year's total: 19.75" (departure: -0.53")
Previous 12 months total (6/10 to 5/11): 45.40" (departure: -2.33")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.32" on 19th-20th
Days with 0.01" or more: 14
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.33" on 2nd
Month's low: 29.66" on 15th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 16
Peak wind gust: 34 mph on the 11th
Heating degree days: 211, season: 5658 (last year: 5266)
Cooling degree days: 21, season: 21 (last year: 25)
Snow depth days: 0, season: 259 (last year: 194)

SPRING SEASON SUMMARY--
Average daily mean temperature: 51.1°F (departure: +0.9 deg.)
Season's high temperature: 83°F on May 30
Season's low temperature: 14°F on March 3
Precipitation: 11.42" (departure: -1.09")
Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 2.48" on April 12-13
Snowfall: 4.0" (departure: -4.5")
Days with thunder: 5
Days with fog: 37

Comments: Warmer than normal temperatures with close to average
precipitation this month in Fairhaven. In spite of the precip total being slightly below
normal, the month was basically damp and dreary with 14 days with having measurable
rainfall and 16 days having foggy conditions at some time during the day. The most
significant rainfall event occurred the 19th and 20th with 1.66" precip in
thunderstorms....
Daily average temperatures were 1.7 degrees above normal but there were
only 2 80-degree-days. Humid and foggy conditions kept nightime temperatures
much above the normal low readings....The spring season was warmer than normal with
below normal precipitation. It was the driest spring season since 2006. The
last freezing temperature of the season was on April 16.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

 

 A warmer and wetter than normal May here in Acushnet.

Our gloomy stuck in a rut May was only 0.61" above normal in the rain

department but it was the wettest May since 2006 saw 7.43".  Most

of the month seemed on the cool side until the last 7 days produced 3

days with temps into the low and mid 80's.  Plants were several weeks

behind last years warmest May on my records.

                     Much fog and clouds kept overnite temperatures from

falling and this might explain this May of 2011 being 2.1 deg warmer

than normal.

                     Instability showers on May 5th. produced some small

1/8" hail at this location.  The period of May 15th. thru 20th. saw a total

of 3.57" of rain.  Gutter washing downpours with thunder dropped 1.95"

on the late afternoon of May 19th. alone.

                     The Spring Season was warmer than normal with slightly

below normal precipitaion and below normal snowfall.

 May  2011     

Ave High        67.6 deg

Ave Low         51.4 deg

May Mean        59.5 deg is 2.1 deg Above Normal

High Temp       85 on May 30th.

Low Temp        35 on May 2nd.

Total Precip     4.36" is 0.61" Above Normal  1/8" hail fell on May 5th.

Max 24 hr Precip    2.14"  on May 19th -20th.

Total 2011 Precip     23.53" is 0.99" Above Normal

T- Storm Days       2

High Wind Gust   32 mph on May 10th.

Heating Degree Days    219

Cooling Degree Days     46

High Barometer     30.33" on May 1st.

Low Barometer      29.65" on May 15th.

Spring Season  (Mar,Apr,May)

Spring Mean Temp     49.3 deg is 1.5 Above Normal

Spring Precip     14.11" is 0.21" Below Normal

Spring Snowfall   3.3" is 5.2" Below Normal


Tom Carr

 

 APRIL 2011

BY TOM CARR WA1KDD / ACUSHNET

A warmer and wetter than normal April here in Acushnet with below normal snowfall. The month was cold and wet until the last week when Mother Nature finally turned on the heat up to 74 for Easter Sunday. Mild but unsettled weather ended the month. Three days with thunder helped enhance the rainfall amounts. The wind was busy gusting to over 40 mph three times during the month. Daffodils bloomed here on the 3rd. of the month and forsethia on the 18th. Both seemed late, but the hummingbirds rode in early on the warm air arriving on the 25th.

 

April 2011 Acushnet, Ma. 41 deg,44min N 70 deg,55min W

Ave High 58.0 deg

Ave Low 41.4 deg

April  Mean 49.7 deg is 2.0 Above Normal

High Temp 74 on Apr 24th.

Low Temp 27 on Apr 8, 9th.

Total Precip 7.11" is 2.28" Above Normal

Max 24hr Precip 3.09" on Apr 12 -13th.

Snowfall 0.3" is 1.2" Below Normal

Total 2011 Precip 19.17" is 0.38" Above Normal

Season Snowfall 44.9" Oct - Apr is 8.3" Above Normal

Days 0 deg & below 0

T-Storm Days 3

High Wind Gust 42 mph on Apr 28th.

Heating Degree Days 465

Cooling Degree Day 0

High Barometer 30.54" on April 16th.

Low Barometer 29.16" on April 1 st.

Tom Carr

 MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
APRIL 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 48.7°F (departure: +1.1 deg.)
Average daily high: 56.3°F
Average daily low: 41.1°F
Month's high: 68°F on the 29th
Month's low: 29°F on the 8th
Days with low 32°F or below: 3
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 0
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 5.41" (departure: +1.45")
Year's total: 16.35" (departure: -0.28")
Previous 12 months total (5/10 to 4/11): 44.17" (departure: -3.60")
Max. 24hr. total: 2.48" on 12th-13th
Days with 0.01" or more: 12
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Month's snow: trace (departure: -1.2")
Days with 0.1" or more: 0
Days with 6.0" or more: 0
Season's total: 40.2" (departure: +2.6")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.52" on 16th
Month's low: 29.16" on 1st

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 14
Peak wind gust: 31 mph on the 13th
Heating degree days: 482, season: 5447 (last year: 5112)
Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)
Snow depth days: 0, season: 259 (last year: 194)

Comments: A wet and warm April this year in Fairhaven. It was the
first warmer than normal month since October of last year. Possibly the last 32
degree day of the season came on the 16th... 24 hour rainfall event of 2.48" on the
12th and 13th is the most since 2.93" on March 29-30, 2010... Foggy month with 14
fog days observed.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level
 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
MARCH 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 38.2°F (departure: -0.1 deg.)
Average daily high: 46.6°F
Average daily low: 29.7°F
Month's high: 64°F on the 18th
Month's low: 14°F on the 3rd
Days with low 32°F or below: 20
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 1
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 2.61" (departure: -2.26")
Year's total: 10.94" (departure: -1.73")
Previous 12 months total (4/10 to 3/11): 40.44" (departure: -7.39")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.46" on March 31 - April 1
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 0
Month's snow: 4.0" (departure: -3.3")
Days with 0.1" or more: 3
Days with 6.0" or more: 0
Season's total: 40.2" (departure: +3.8")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.78" on 4th
Month's low: 29.55" on 24th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 7
Peak wind gust: 31 mph on the 7th
Heating degree days: 824, season: 4965 (last year: 4691)
Cooling degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 0)
Snow depth days: 4, season: 259 (last year: 194)

Comments: The monthly average temperature finished up just a tad below normal this March in Fairhaven. Generally speaking the first half of the month was warmer than normal, the second half colder....Dry month with just 2.61" of precipitation, about half the normal amount. It the driest March since 2006 (0.75"). It was also 8.07" less than last year's flooding March rains..The snowiest day of the month was on The 31st with 2.8".

Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

March 2011 Acushnet,  MA

 

 

 

A much drier than normal March here in Acushnet with below

normal snowfall and slightly above normal temperatures.

 It was the driest March here since 2006 when only 0.81" of precipitation fell.

Snowfall was less than half of normal.

A brief hint of Spring around mid month had the honey bees out and

the peepers peeping as temperatures rose to 63 on the 17th. and then 72

on the 18th.

A high barometer reading of 30.79" on March 4th. was the highest

reading here since reaching 30.80" on March 21st. 2007. There were

several high barometers readings during the month.

This stingy with snow month ended white.

Ave High 48.2 deg

Ave Low 29.4 deg

March Mean 38.8 deg is 0.5 deg Above Normal

High Temp 72 deg on March 18th.

Low Temp 13 deg on March 3rd.

Days 0 deg & Below 0

Total Precip 2.64" is 3.10" Below Normal

Max 24 hr Precip 0.70" on March 11th.

Snowfall 3.0" is 3.6" Below Normal

Total 2011 Precip 12.06" is 1.90" Below Normal

Season Snowfall 44.6" Oct - Mar is 8.0" Above Normal

T- Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust 36 mph on March 2 & 7th.

Heating Degree Days 821

Cooling Degree Days 0

High Barometer 30.79" on March 4th.

Low Barometer 29.55" on March 7th.

Tom Carr


 

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March 7, 2011 Wind Storm 

 

Deadly storm exits this morning and spares SouthCoast it's full wrath.Storm radar signature over SouthCoast 435AM this morning. Less than a half inch of rain, and that appears to be it from this system.

WEST ISLAND This Monday’s (3-7-2011)storm stats from WIWS: Low Barometer : 29.39 at 4:44AM , Wind Gust: SSE @ 60MPH 338AM, Rain: .47". The extended forecast over the next 10 days looks typical for March around here with mostly cloudy skies, raw, drizzle, rain and maybe a peek of sun in between unsettled weather.  This outlook based on current data at press time and is subject to change. Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday (Mar 13) at 2AM. We may see the sunset at 6:48PM, weather permitting. Just in time for brighter days, West Island South Point Station- Town Beach has newly installed Solar and UV sensors. Check the tanning and UV index by clicking the yellow sun on any WIWS web page or by entering this direct link: http://westislandwx.com/WISP/WeatherFlash.htm

West Island Weather Station Mobile link: http://m.wbx.me/mobile-site-anonymous_69938241-1

West Island's ocean temp is 42 degrees. Countdown the Vernal Equinox - Spring : Mar 20.

 

 

 

 

 

February 2011  Acushnet, Ma
TOM CARR WA1KDD

Hello All:

                 A normal Februarytemperature wise at this station in Acushnet with above normal precipitation and below normal snowfall. The month started off wet with mixed bags of snow to sleet to rain and even thunder dropping 2.30" of precipitation including 4.3" of snow during the first 8 days.

The next 16 days saw only .05" of precipitation fall in the form of snow, but rumbles of thunder on the 18th. was followed by damaging winds on the 19th. brought some excitement.

February ended wet with 2.86" of precip. with some snow during the last 4 days.

Snow was on the ground all month and snow has been on the ground here since the 19th. of December.  Not many hints of Spring to report.

The Winter Season ( dec,jan,feb ) was colder and snowier than normal with slightly above normal precipitation.  It was the coldest Winter Season since 2002-3

and snowiest since the season of 2004-2005.

Ave High             41.4 deg 
Ave Low              21.2 deg
Feb Mean         31.3 deg is Normal
High Temp           61 on Feb 18th.
Low Temp            4 on Feb 11th.
Total Precip       5.21"  is 1.30" above normal
Max 24 hr Precip     2.13" on Feb 25th.
Snowfall            6.8" is 2.9" below normal
Season Snowfall    41.6"   Oct - Feb
Days 0 deg & Below    0
T-Storm Days     2
High Wind Gust    44 mph on Feb 19th.
Heating Degree Days    953
Cooling Degree Days    0
High Barometer     30.51" on Feb 1st.
Low Barometer      29.16" on Feb 25th.
The Winter Season  ( dec,jan,feb )
Ave Temp      30.4 deg is 1.5 Below Normal
Total Precip    13.55" is 0.59" Above Normal
Snowfall    41.1"  is 13.8" Above Normal
 MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
FEBRUARY 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 30.8°F (departure: -1.2 deg.)
Average daily high: 39.4°F
Average daily low: 22.3°F
Month's high: 51°F on the 18th
Month's low: 12°F on the 11th
Days with low 32°F or below: 25
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 5
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.46" (departure: +1.12")
Year's total: 8.33" (departure: +0.53")
Previous 12 months total (3/10 to 2/11): 48.51" (departure: +0.91")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.58" on 25th
Days with 0.01" or more: 10
Days with 1.00" or more: 2
Month's snow: 5.4" (departure: -5.3")
Days with 0.1" or more: 7
Days with 6.0" or more: 0
Season's total: 36.2" (departure: +7.1")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.49" on 1st
Month's low: 29.15" on 25th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 6
Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 19th
Heating degree days: 952, season: 4141 (last year: 4028)
Snow depth days: 77, season: 255 (last year: 192)

WINTER SEASON SUMMARY (DEC, JAN, FEB)--
Average daily mean temperature: 30.2°F (departure: -2.0 deg.)
Season's high temperature: 57°F on December 1
Season's low temperature: 0°F on January 24
Precipitation: 11.35" (departure: -0.96")
Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 1.58" on February 25
Snowfall: 35.7" (departure: +7.6")
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 16

Comments: A wet final week of the month brought the precipitation 
numbers above Normal for February. Snowfall was lacking though.
 Most all of the 5.4 inch snow total also involved mixing with sleet or rain or both....Two thunderstorm days this month (5th and 18th) is very unusual for February...Temperatures averaged 1.2 degrees below normal but no day had temps drop into the single numbers. The 
colder than normal temperatures kept the snowcover from the snowy January last through the end of the month....The winter season average temperature of 30.2F is the coldest since 2004. Just three days this winter had temperatures drop below 10F.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level

 

February 25, 2011 Wind Storm 

***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************  
LOCATION MAX WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS  
GUST OF
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT  
 
MASSACHUSETTS  
   
..BARNSTABLE COUNTY
 
 
EASTHAM 64 1230 PM 2/25 GENERAL PUBLIC
   EAST FALMOUTH           60  1148 AM  2/25  SPOTTER
   BARNSTABLE              60  1246 PM  2/25  HAM RADIO
   FALMOUTH                56  1155 AM  2/25  AWOS
   2 NW CHATHAM            48  1232 PM  2/25  ASOS
   2 NE HYANNIS            46  1231 PM  2/25  ASOS   
..BRISTOL COUNTY
 
FAIRHAVEN 55 1143 AM 2/25 HAM RADIO - WEST ISLAND
   FALL RIVER              55  1238 PM  2/25  HAM RADIO                 
3 NW NEW BEDFORD 51 1241 PM 2/25 ASOS  
NEW BEDFORD 50 1252 PM 2/25 HAM RADIO
4 ESE TAUNTON           46  1204 PM  2/25  ASOS
..DUKES COUNTY  
 
3 S VINEYARD HAVEN 51 1223 PM 2/25 ASOS
   
..PLYMOUTH COUNTY
 
4 SW PLYMOUTH 46 1243 PM 2/25 ASOS  
RHODE ISLAND
..BRISTOL COUNTY   
BARRINGTON 57 1253 PM 2/25 HAM RADIO
 
..KENT COUNTY  
2 NNW WARWICK 48 1247 PM 2/25 ASOS
   
..NEWPORT COUNTY
 
4 NE NEWPORT 49 1240 PM 2/25 ASOS
   
..WASHINGTON COUNTY
 
2 SSE WESTERLY 48 1232 PM 2/25 ASOS  
WESTERLY 47 1247 PM 2/25 HAM RADIO  
***********************SUSTAINED WIND***********************  
LOCATION WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS  
SPEED OF  
MPH MEASUREMENT  
MASSACHUSETTS
   
..BARNSTABLE COUNTY
  
EAST FALMOUTH 45 1148 AM 2/25 SPOTTER
   EASTHAM                 40  1230 PM  2/25  GENERAL PUBLIC 
   FALMOUTH                35  1155 AM  2/25  AWOS                      
   
..DUKES COUNTY
 
 
3 S VINEYARD HAVEN 32 1018 AM 2/25 ASOS
..NANTUCKET COUNTY  
 
NANTUCKET 31 954 AM 2/25 ASOS

 

 Scattered Problems from the Storm / Standard-Times

By 


"It's a good storm but it's not too bad," said Ronald Labelle, New Bedford's commissioner of public infrastructure. However, it was enough to submerge Joyce Street, closing the roadway between Church Street and Ashley Boulevard for hours Friday.A New Bedford street flooded, the hurricane barrier gates were temporarily closed and a local weather spotter recorded 55 mph winds on Fairhaven's West Island. But SouthCoast seemed to emerge from Friday's wet and windy storm generally unscathed.

During the early afternoon, Labelle reported "a good foot of water across the street" and described this as likely the result of a catch-basin pipe clogged, potentially with street debris. The flooding, in turn, stretched into a Joyce Street cellar, requiring NStar to shut down the utilities, according to New Bedford firefighter Jonathan Pacheco.

Labelle also noted "bigger-than-normal puddling" on several local streets.

But, "luckily most of the snow is gone, so the catch basins are taking all of the water," he said. "If this had happened two weeks ago, we'd be in a lot worse shape."

M.L. Baron, of Fairhaven's West Island Weather Station, reported a storm total of about 1.75 inches of rain.

However, as of Friday afternoon, there was "no appreciable flooding on the state highway system," said Richard Nangle, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, who described how catch basins had been cleared after each winter snowstorm.

"If we had not done that, then a day like today would be a disaster," Nangle said.

At NStar, "things are quiet, I'm happy to say," said Michael Durand Friday afternoon, reporting only scattered outages.

Freetown closed Mason Road for less than two hours because of a tree leaning on a power line, Freetown police said. And while Dartmouth Fire District 1 Chief John Alcaidinho reported three calls for tree limbs on wires in Padanaram within three hours, several departments said they had received no weather-related calls at all.

Still, if forecasts prove true, Mother Nature has more bad weather up her sleeve. The National Weather Service says snow is likely this weekend with a chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet Monday morning

 

 February 18, 2011

 Photo by Eric Birkeland, for lightning pics enter photo above

What was that hail?? (Email to MLBaron from Beth David Friday night 950PM)

Rare rogue Thunderstorm briefly pounds Southcoast

 WEST ISLAND : Not only was the locals caught off guard, the National Weather Service is still scratching their head on this one. A rare February thunderstorm seemed to have perked up out of nowhere last Friday night. Residents were questioning each other about seeing flashes in the partially moonlit sky but couldn?t figure it out until the rumblings of thunder could be heard as the rogue storm came overhead without warning. The small but potent storm cell passed over Southcoast at over 60 MPH, bringing nickel sized hail, strong winds and vivid lightning. ?At 930 PM EST National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm capable of producing 40 mph wind gusts and small hail 4 miles southwest of Dartmouth... or about 11 miles southwest of New Bedford... moving east at 60 mph? This quote was the extent of the warning just 10 minutes before impact from the National Weather Service.

 

 Just for the record other parts of the Northeast were impacted by this system with pockets of severe weather from CT to NH. A strong cold front ran into a warm moist air mass in which the contrast was extreme enough to create this brief but powerful storm event. . Storm stats from westislandweather.com: Friday, Feb 18 945PM, nickel size hail reported from the Causeway. High Wind Gust: 50 MPH at 940PM, Barometer 29.19 at 935PM, .08" Rain. Moonlit skies w/ broken overcast at 1045PM

From SkyWarn Coordinator Robert Macedo - National Weather Service, Taunton, MA KD1CY:Hail Lightning and Wind Damage Reports - Friday 2/18/11:
710 PM: Tolland, CT: Pea Sized Hail 
720 PM: Suffield, CT: Pea Sized Hail 
736 PM: Westfield, MAss: P
ea Sized Hail 
740 PM: West Springfield, Mass: Dime Sized Hail 
740 PM: Worcester, Mass: Nickel Sized Hail near Quinsigimond College 
741 PM: Shrewsbury, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
748 PM: Suffield, CT: Dime Sized Hail 
749 PM: Enfield, CT: Nickel Sized Hail Covering the Ground 
757 PM: Monson, Mass: Pea to Half-Inch hail 
805 PM: Spencer, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
805 PM: Manchester, NH: Tree down on Rte 28A - Mammoth Road 
806 PM: Auburn, Mass (Rochdale section): Pea Sized Hail 
806 pm: North Grafton, Mass: Pea Sized Hail. 
808 PM: Boston, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
818 PM: Raymond, NH: Tree Down on Route 102 at 107 
830 PM: Needham, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
844 PM: Exeter, NH: Tree Down on Chapman Way at Birch Street 
854 PM: Brockton, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
854 PM: West Bridgewater, Mass: Pea Sized Hail 
905 PM: Worcester, Mass: Large Branch Down blocking Blithewood Avenue and a tree down on Chandler (Route 122) and Coolidge 
920 PM: Boston, Mass: One tree down blocking one half of one street 
926 PM: Boston, Mass: Jet Blue flight struck by lightning caused an emergency landing of the plane at Logan Airport, no injuries, smoke in the cockpit.
926 PM: Wenham, Mass: Tree Down by the Audobon Society Half of Cherry Street in Wenham is blocked by a fallen tree between Monument Street and Topsfield Road. 
945 PM: West Island - Fairhaven, Mass: Nickel Sized Hail for 1 minute duration from a storm moving rapidly through that area 
950 PM: Duxbury, Mass: Tree Down through the roof/second floor of a house on 10 South Street 
1018 PM: Hamilton, Mass: Tree down blocking Chebacco Road
1056 PM: Brewster, Mass: Tree and Wires Down

Measured Wind Gust Reports (40 MPH or Greater) - Friday 2/18/11: 
710 PM: Walpole, NH: 45 MPH 
745 PM: New Boston, NH: 42 MPH 
749 PM: Wilton, NH: 46 MPH 
833 PM: Glocester (Glendale, RI: 43 MPH 
836 PM: Milton (Blue Hill), Mass: 61 MPH 
847 PM: Auburn, Mass: 43 MPH 
849 PM: Quincy, Mass: 44 MPH 
852 PM: Worcester, Mass: 57 MPH 
854 PM: Barrington, (Conimicut Point), RI: 52 MPH 
854 PM: Brookline, Mass: 47 MPH 
901 PM: Taunton, Mass: 46 MPH 
902 PM: Rockport, Mass: 42 MPH 
903 PM: East Bridgewater, Mass; 41
MPH 
905 PM: Scituate, Mass: 42 MPH 

940PM: West Island, Mass 50 MPH 

909 PM: Quincy, Mass: 52 MPH

 January 2011

The Weather Review page has a detailed monthly recap of Fairhaven/Acushnet weather highlights and Special Reports on significant storm events in Southeastern Massachusetts.

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Radar image January 20, 2011

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
JANUARY 2011
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 27.7°F (departure: -2.2 deg.)
Average daily high: 34.8°F
Average daily low: 20.5°F
Month's high: 49°F on the 2nd
Month's low: 0°F on the 24th
Days with low 32°F or below: 28
Days with low 0°F or below: 1
Days with high 32°F of below: 8
Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 3.87" (departure: -0.59")
Year's total: 3.87" (departure: -0.59")
Previous 12 months total (2/10 to 1/11): 48.08" (departure: +0.49")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.17" on 12th
Days with 0.01" or more: 11
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Month's snow: 19.0" (departure: +8.6")
Days with 0.1" or more: 8
Days with 6.0" or more: 1
Season's total: 30.8" (departure: +12.4")

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.50" on 31st
Month's low: 29.07" on 12th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 6
Peak wind gust: 32 mph on the 27th
Heating degree days: 1151, season: 3189 (last year: 3119)
Snow depth days: 131, season: 178 (last year: 141)

Comments: A cold and snowy month this January in Fairhaven. Eight days
had measurable snowfall though just one of those days had more than 6".
 
But with colder than normal temperatures and a what seemed
like a constant tream of light snowfall events the snow cover built up
 and stayed with us for the entire month. 
 We've had a continuous snow cover since December 19.
Temperatures finished up averaging 2.2 degrees below normal. 
 The mercury dropped to 0°F on the 24th, the first zero reading since -1°F 
on January 28, 2005.

Dennis Bollea

Fairhaven, Mass., 2 miles east of New Bedford on Buzzards Bay
Latitude: 41 deg., 38 min. NORTH
Longitude: 70 deg., 53 min. WEST
Station elevation: 43 feet above sea level
January 22, 2011 Sunset Wilbur's Point, Fairhaven, MA
 

 January 2011 Acushnet, Ma.

A colder and snowier than normal January at this station in Acushnet with near normal precipitation.
The  -4 below zero reading on Jan. 24th. was the coldest its been since a similiar reading on Jan. 28th. of 2005. The low reading here of -15 below zero on January 22nd. 1984 will be tuff to beat.
It was the snowiest January here since 2005.  There was some snow on the ground all month.  January 2011 ranked 4th. in my 32 years of January snowfall records.
44.0" in Jan. 2005
28.0" in Jan. 1996
25.8" in Jan. 1987
23.1" in Jan. 2011
A half dozen snowfall events during the month had most people frustrated by months end.
GB & GR to January.
January 2011 Acushnet, Ma.            

Ave High     36.4 deg
Ave Low      18.7 deg
Jan Mean   27.6 deg is 2.1 Below Normal
High Temp   59 on Jan 1 st.
Low Temp   - 4 below on Jan 24th.
Total Precip     4.21" is 0.10" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip   1.24" on Jan 12th.
Snowfall   23.1" is 13.3" Above Normal
Total 2011 Precip   4.21" is 0.10" Below Normal
Season Snowfall    34.8"    Nov - Jan
Days 0 deg & Below     2
T-Storm Days     1
High Wind Gust     32 mph on Jan 12th.
Heating Degree Days    1171
Cooling Degree Days     0
High Barometer       30.51"  on Jan 31st.
Low Barometer        29.09"  on Jan 12th.

Tom Carr WA1KDD
 

 January 23-24 2011 LOW TEMP REPORTS

SNAPSHOT TAKEN MONDAY, JAN 24, 2011 AT 8AM

Hello All:

4 Below Zero here in Acushnet this morning.  It was the coldest morning since January 29th. 2005 when the temperature fell to 5 below zero.  Here are some past low temperatures at this station in the northern part of Acushnet.

January 22 1984...15 Below Zero

January 15 1988... 10 Below Zero

February 12 1979... 10 Below Zero

January 16 2004... 9 Below Zero

January 22 2005... 8 Below Zero

February 5 1996... 7 Below Zero

December 25 1989... 6 Below Zero..Christmas Morning

January 16 1994...5 Below Zero...Hi Temp 8 deg.NW wind gusts 26mph.. bitter cold day

January 29 2005... 5 Below Zero

January 28 2005.. 4 Below Zero

January 24 2011...4 Below Zero

Tom Carr   Wa1kdd   Acushnet, Ma.

 

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