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         THE WEATHER REVIEW  2010 AUG - JUL - JUN - MAY

 
 AUGUST 2010 SUMMARY

 

 
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
AUGUST 2010
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 72.3°F (departure: +1.6 deg.)
Average daily high: 80.5°F
Average daily low: 64.1°F
Month's high: 91°F on the 31st
Month's low: 54°F on the 28th
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: 2.23" (departure: -2.09")
Year's total: 31.24" (departure: +0.17")
Previous 12 months total (9/09 to 8/10): 52.01" (departure: +4.59")
Max. 24hr. total: 0.97" on 24th-25th
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 0

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.17" on 14th
Month's low: 29.53" on 5th

MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 6
Peak wind gust: 30 mph on the 23rd
Heating degree days: 3, season: 3 (last year: 6)
Cooling degree days: 236, season: 782 (last year: 462)

SUMMER SEASON SUMMARY--
Average daily mean temperature: 72.7°F (departure: +3.1 deg.)
Season's high temperature: 96°F on Jul 6
Season's low temperature: 49°F on Jun 9
Days with high 90°F or above: 5
Precipitation: 9.55" (departure: -1.36")
Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 1.63" on Jun 5
Days with thunder: 12
Days with fog: 28

Comments: Another warm summer month this August in Fairhaven. It was the
7th consecutive month that averaged above normal. 91°F on the 31st is the
latest 90-degree-day on record (since 1974). Previous latest date was
August 19, 2002....Precipitation total for the month was 2.23" which is much
below normal.
The bulk of the rain came during a 4 day period from the 22nd to the
25th when a frontal system stalled over the area....The summer season (June, July,
August) was the warmest on record with an average daily mean of 72.7 degrees.
Precip for the season was 1.36" below normal.

Dennis Bollea
 
 

Hello All:
                   A warmer than normal August here in Acushnet, with
precipitation just a little below normal. The first 20 days of the month
were rather uneventful with some rainfall every 5 days and some bouts
of humidity.  A chill 4 day rain event of Aug. 22-25 dropped 2.82" and
temps to the mid 60's.  A heat wave ended the month with 91-92-94
degree high readings from the 29th.to 31st.  August is the 7th. month
in a row with mean temperatures above normal at this station.
       The Summer of 2010 was the hottest in a decade and the second
warmest Summer on my records.  The Summer of 1999 had a mean of
73.4 degrees.  Summer precipitation was just slightly below normal.

                   August  2010     41deg,44min N   70deg,55min W


Ave High               81.7 deg
Ave Low                63.5 deg
Aug Mean              72.6 deg is 1.1 Above Normal
High Temp             94 on Aug 31st. 
Low Temp               53 on Aug 14th. and 28th.

Total Precip           4.10" is 0.33" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip       1.49" on Aug 25th.
Snowfall                0
Total 2010 Precip      40.49" is 6.10" Above Normal
Days 90 deg & Above        3

T-Storm Days           2

High Wind Gust         26 mph on August 3rd.

Heating Degree Days    3
Cooling Degree Days    246

High Barometer         30.21" on August 14th.
Low Barometer          29.52" on August 5th.

Summer Season 2010   (Jun,Jul,Aug)
Ave Temp         73.0 deg is 2.7 Above Normal
Total Precip     11.96" is 0.10" Below Normal 



Tom Carr

 

JULY 2010 SUMMARY

 

Hello All:
                  A much warmer than normal July here in Acushnet, with
somewhat above normal rainfall.  It was the 2nd. warmest July on my
station records, some 4.0 degrees above the normal mean of 72.4 deg..
This July featured a 4 day Heat Wave on the 4th. thru 7th. of the month
with 93-95-98-93 for temperatures.  The 98 deg. reading on July 6th. was
the hottest July temperature since 101 deg. on July 5th. 1999 at this
station.  July 2010 saw 7 days with readings of 90 deg. or better.
                  The warmest July and the warmest month of any month on
my records was July of 1999 which saw a mean of 77.3 degrees, with 12
days reaching 90 deg. or better.
                   July was the 6th. month in a row this year with above normal
temperatures.  Feb.+ 1.3 deg., Mar. + 6.1, Apr. + 5.4, May + 5.0, Jun. + 3.1,
and July + 4.0 degrees.
                    Lawns quickly became brown in the dry heat of early July, for
no rain fell until a tropical downpour on the 10th. dropped a quick 0.92". Crab
grass soon thrived as 5 t-storm days helped to water the lawns before months
end.                   July  2010    41deg,44min N   70deg,55min W


Ave High               85.7 deg
Ave Low                67.0 deg
July Mean              76.4 deg is 4.0 Above Normal
High Temp             98 on July 6th. 
Low Temp               52 on July 1st..

Total Precip           4.24" is 0.82" Above Normal
Max 24 hr Precip       1.44" on July 13-14th.
Snowfall                0
Total 2010 Precip      36.39" is  6.43" Above Normal
Season Snowfall        0.0

T-Storm Days           5
Days 90 deg or Above        7

High Wind Gust         24 mph on July 26,28,29th.

Heating Degree Days    2
Cooling Degree Days    359

High Barometer         30.16" on July 2nd.
Low Barometer          29.70" on July 25th.

Tom Carr

 

 

 STORM REPORTS FOR JUL 19, 2010 LIGHTNING STORM EVENT

THE JULY 19, 2010 STORM EVENT

WIWS Radar signature of storm cell: Westport man struck by lightning in Dartmouth at Sylvan Nursery 12:26PM Jul 19, 2010

West Island Weather Station , Fairhaven, MA July 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM A lightning storm approaches with an interesting front line, or shelf cloud. This usually is an indicator of high winds aloft.

 

A Westport man was struck by lightning in Dartmouth, MA, a shed was struck by lightning in Fairhaven, MA and destroyed by fire, and a house in Dartmouth was also struck by lightning.

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
JULY 2010
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 76.3°F (departure: +4.4 deg.)
Average daily high: 85.5°F
Average daily low: 67.2°F
Month's high: 96°F on the 6th
Month's low: 54°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: 4

PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 2.98" (departure: +0.04")
Year's total: 29.01" (departure: +2.26")
Previous 12 months total (8/09 to 7/10): 56.49" (departure: +9.18")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.11" on 19th
Days with 0.01" or more: 10
Days with 1.00" or more: 1

BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.15" on 2nd, 3rd
Month's low: 29.69" on 25th
 
CELL RIGHT OFF SCONTICUTNECK 5:33PM JUL 13
 
MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 5
Days with fog: 10
Peak wind gust: 23 mph on the 22nd
Heating degree days: 0, season: 0 (last year: 4)
Cooling degree days: 361, season: 546 (last year: 206)
Sunrise this morning was at 5:24 AM and the sun sets today (Jul 18, 2010) at 8:14 PM
 
Comments:  Very warm with normal precipitation this month in Fairhaven.
Average daily mean temperature of 76.3ºF is the warmest July on record.
Along with the hot temperatures came some very high dew point temperatures.
At 8PM on the both the 13th and 21st the dew point temperature was measured
to be 76ºF (sling psychrometer method). Overnight low temperature on the
7th and 13th was just 74ºF....This area avoided the severe thunderstorms
that stuck other parts of the state. 2.98" of precip was just 0.04" above
July average.

Dennis Bollea

 

 

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY
 
JUNE 2010
 
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS
 
DENNIS BOLLEA  N1WJI
 

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 69.6°F (departure: +3.3 deg.)
Average daily high: 78.1°F
Average daily low: 61.0°F
Month's high: 89°F on the 29th
Month's low: 49°F on the 9th
 
PRECIPITATION--
Month's total: 4.34" (departure: +0.69")
Year's total: 26.03" (departure: +2.22")
Previous 12 months total (7/09 to 6/10): 62.66" (departure: +15.57")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.63" on 5th
Days with 0.01" or more: 13
Days with 1.00" or more: 2
 
BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.18" on 11th, 16th
Month's low: 29.37" on 6th
 
MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 5
Days with fog: 12
Peak wind gust: 22 mph on the 6th, 28th
Heating degree days: 16, final season total: 5282 (last year: 5825)
Cooling degree days: 160, season: 185 (last year: 33)
 
Comments:  Very warm temperatures in Fairhaven this June.  The average daily
mean temperature of 69.3 degrees is the third warmest on record, the warmest
being 70.1 degrees in 1987.  22 days this month had above average temps, 6
days below average, 2 days exactly average.  A dew point temperature of 73F
was measured at 8PM on the 28th...Precipitation was a bit above average.  A
localized heavy thundershower dropped 1.63 inches of rain in less than 2
hours the 5th.
 
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

 
 
 

 

 

 

June 2010 in Review for Acushnet - Warmer Than Usual

By TOM CARR - WA1KDD

 

Hello All:
                   A warmer than normal June here in Acushnet with somewhat
below normal rainfall.  It was the 4th warmest June on my records but the
month only produced one 90 degree day.  The warmest June at this location
was in 2008 which had a mean of 70.8 deg. and 4 days of temperatures 90
or above. 

The first half of this past June was on the cool and thundery side
as Mother Nature never turned up the heat till the 18th. of the month. A string
of 12 days of mid to upper 80's and some Summertime humidity followed.


                    June 2010 produced 6 days with thunder at this location, which
was the most since June of 1998 saw 9 days.  June was the 5th. month in a
row, above normal temperature wise.


                   June  2010     41deg,44min N   70deg,55min W


Ave High               78.7 deg
Ave Low                61.1 deg
Jun Mean              69.9 deg is 3.1 Above Normal
High Temp             90 on Jun 28th. 
Low Temp               46 on Jun 9th.

Total Precip          3.62" is 0.59" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip      1.43" on Jun 12-13th.
Snowfall                0
Total 2010 Precip      32.15" is  5.61" Above Normal
Season Snowfall        0

T-Storm Days           6

High Wind Gust         28 mph on Jun 6th.
90 Deg Days            1
Heating Degree Days    29
Cooling Degree Days    183

High Barometer         30.16" on Jun 11th.
Low Barometer          29.31" on Jun 6th.



Tom Carr WA1KDD

 

END REPORT


 

Down the end of Bluepoint Rd., West Island, May 2010

May 2010 - Another Record Setting Month

    Acushnet’s long-time weather spotter Tom Carr reports another record breaking month. This May was the warmest and driest since 1993. Only 1.27" of rain fell mostly during the 3rd week of the month.
This March-April-May Spring Season was the warmest since Carr’s been keeping data in 1978.

Fairhaven’s weather spotter Dennis Bollea of Pope Beach had almost identical record breaking facts with the warmest Spring in town since 1977. The month ended in a smoky haze.“The winds were blowing just right to bring down some smelly smoke from Quebec forest fires on the 31st” Bollea said.

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane is off to a slow start., but don’t let that fool you. A busy season is still anticipated with the peak arriving 2nd week of September


MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
MAY 2010
FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS
 
TEMPERATURE--
Average daily mean: 60.7°F (departure: +3.2 deg.)
Average daily high: 70.1°F
Average daily low: 51.2°F
Month's high: 88°F on the 26th
Month's low: 35°F on the 11th
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: 2.17" (departure: -1.52")
Year's total: 21.69" (departure: +1.53")
Previous 12 months total (6/09 to 5/10): 62.18" (departure: +8.68")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.40" on 18th-19th
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 0
Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")
Season's total: 37.3" (departure: +0.1")
 
BAROMETER--
Month's high: 30.42" on 11th
Month's low: 29.36" on 8th
 
MISCELLANEOUS--
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 9
Peak wind gust: 24 mph on the 9th
Heating degree days: 154, season: 5266 (last year: 5748)
Cooling degree days: 25, season: 25 (last year: 5)
 
SPRING SEASON SUMMARY--
Average daily mean temperature: 51.4°F (departure: +1.4 deg.)
Season's high temperature: 88°F on May 26
Season's low temperature: 26°F on March 6
Precipitation: 14.53" (departure: +2.18")
Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 2.93" on March 29-30
Snowfall: 2.1" (departure: -6.7")
Days with thunder: 4
Days with fog: 25
 
Comments:  Warm and dry this month in Fairhaven.  Summer temperatures got a head
start this year with an average daily mean of 60.7°F, 3.2 degrees above normal. 
A daily record high temperature record was set on the 26th went the mercury topped
out at 88°F....Just 2.17 inches this month is the driest May since 1993.  The only
significant rainfall event occurred on the 18th-19th when 1.43 inches fell....The
winds were blowing just right to bring down some smelly smoke from Quebec forest
fires on the 31st....The spring season was wet and very warm.  The average
temperature was 51.4°F that equals the spring of 1977 as the warmest spring on record.
 
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


Hello All:
A much warmer but drier than normal May here in Acushnet.
It was the warmest May on my records and the warmest May here since the
May of 1998 which saw a mean of 61.1 degrees.  The 94 deg. reading on May
26th. was the highest May temperature on my records.


It was driest May here since only 1.39" fell in 1993.  Most of
the rain fell in the period of May 18-19th. with 1.27" recorded.
The Spring Season ( mar.apr.may ) was the warmest on my
records.  It was the warmest Spring since 1998 which had a mean of 50.5 deg.

Thanks to the very wet month of March our Spring Season was wetter than normal. Mother Nature was several weeks ahead of schedule, with lilacs
blooming on May 1st. then iris by the 14th. and strawberries picked on the 20th.and clouds of pine pollen by the 24th. of the month.  Low level smoke from forest fires in Quebec was observed by noon on the final day of May.


                   May  2010    41deg,44min N   70deg,55min W


Ave High               73.5 deg
Ave Low                51.0 deg
May Mean               62.3 deg is 5.0 Above Normal - warmest on records
High Temp              94 on May 26th. 
Low Temp               33 on May 11th.

Total Precip           2.31" is  1.48" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip       1.27" on May 18th. - 19th.
Snowfall               0
Total 2010 Precip      28.53" is  6.20" Above Normal
Season Snowfall       

T-Storm Days           3

High Wind Gust         27 mph on May 9th.

Heating Degree Days    139
Cooling Degree Days    51

High Barometer         30.41" on May 11th.
Low Barometer          29.36" on May 8th.

Spring Season (Mar,Apr,May)
Spring Mean Temp       53.1 deg is  5.5 Above Normal -warmest on records
Spring Precip          19.57" is 5.42" Above Normal
Spring Snowfall         2.3" is  Below Normal


Tom Carr

 

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