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THE WEATHER REVIEW FOR JANUARY 2011 to March 2013
WEATHER WAREHOUSE / NATIONAL WEATHER DATABASE SINCE 1902
CURRENT SNOW DEPTH COVER - NATIONAL MAP
DECEMBER and 2010 IN REVIEW
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA552 PM EST SAT JAN 01 2011...PRELIMINARY ANNUAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 2010...THE YEAR 2010 FEATURED A WARMER THAN NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATUREWHICH RANKED WITHIN THE TOP FIVE WARMEST YEARS ON RECORD. NEARNORMAL PRECIPITATION AND TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE LONGTERM CLIMATOLOGICAL SITES. ALTHOUGH THE PRECIPITATION FREQUENCY WASBELOW NORMAL...THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATIONEVENTS...COASTAL STORMS OR CONVECTION WHICH PRODUCED ONE INCH ORMORE OF DAILY PRECIPITATION THIS YEAR.A MODERATE TO STRONG EL NINO PERSISTED INTO THE EARLY SPRING...FOLLOWED A TRANSITION FROM EL NINO TO A MODERATE TO STRONG LA NINADURING THE LATE SPRING THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. THE YEAR BEGANMILD AND MOIST WITH RECORD OR NEAR RECORD RAINFALL IN MARCH. A HIGHPRESSURE RIDGE GENERALLY PREVAILED ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD DURINGTHE TRANSITION FROM EL NINO TO LA NINA. THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGEGENERALLY PROVIDED ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES FROMLATE SPRING THROUGH MUCH OF THE SUMMER. IN FACT CLIMATOLOGICALSUMMER RANKED WITHIN THE TOP FIVE WARMEST ON RECORD AT THE LONG TERMCLIMATE SITES. PERSISTENT ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATUREDEPARTURES BEGAN TO DROP CLOSER TO NORMAL DURING THE FALL OF2010...THEN BELOW NORMAL DURING DECEMBER 2010. THE NAO OR NORTHATLANTIC OSCILLATION TURNED STRONGLY NEGATIVE...WITH THE BLOCKINGRIDGE NEAR GREENLAND ALLOWING COLDER AIR TO BE FUNNELED SOUTH FROMCANADA INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.FOR OFFICIAL DATA VISIT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOVTHE FOLLOWING IS THE 2010 ANNUAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE LONG TERMCLIMATE SITES...BOSTON MA LOGAN INTL AIRPORT OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1872...EXCEPT1892 FOR SNOWFALL.2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 53.8F...DEPARTURE +2.1F1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 51.7F2010 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD BEATING 53.6F IN 1949 AND 19532010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 49.66"...WETTEST SINCE 2008 54.46"DEPARTURE +7.13"1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 42.53"2010 SNOWFALL TOTAL 42.4"DEPARTURE +0.6"1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 41.8"2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...112 DAYSDEPARTURE -14 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 126 DAYS2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...14 DAYSDEPARTURE +4 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 10 DAYSHIGH MAX 100F JUL 6THHIGH MIN 77F JUL 5TH AND SEPT 1HIGH MEAN 88F JUL 6TH...HIGH 100F/LOW 75FLOW MAX 21F JAN 29THLOW MIN 6F JAN 30THLOW MEAN 14F JAN 30TH...HIGH 22/LOW 6DAILY MAX PCPN 3.40 INCHES MAR 14THDAILY MAX SNOWFALL 9.9 INCHES DEC 26THMAX 2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM W 47 MPH JUNE 6THAND FROM THE E 47 MPH FEB 25THPEAK GUST FROM WSW 68 MPH JUNE 6THNUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...25 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS11...TIES 1988 WITH THE 4TH GREATEST ANNUAL TOTAL.HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+TEMPERATURES...JUL 16-18...JUL 27-29...AUG 29-SEP 2PROVIDENCE RI T.F. GREEN ARPT...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 19052010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 53.7F...DEPARTURE +2.6F1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 51.1F2010 IS THE SECOND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...WARMEST SINCE 54.4FIN 19492010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 53.54" DEPARTURE +7.09"...WETTEST SINCE54.85" IN 20091971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.45"2010 ANNUAL SNOWFALL TOTAL 20.1" DEPARTURE (-12.8")1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 32.9"2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...107 DAYSDEPARTURE -18 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 125 DAYS2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...15 DAYSDEPARTURE +3 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 12 DAYSHIGH MAX 102F JUL 6THHIGH MIN 75F JUL 7THHIGH MEAN 88F JUL 6TH...HIGH 102/LOW 73LOW MAX 21F JAN 29THLOW MIN 6F JAN 30THLOW MEAN 14F JAN 30TH...HIGH 22/LOW 6DAILY MAX PCPN 5.32 INCHES MAR 30THDAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.9 INCHES DEC 26TH2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM N 41 MPH NOV 8THPEAK GUST FROM NNE 54 MPH DEC 27THNUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...18 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS 10.HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+TEMPERATURES...JUL 4-7...AUG 29-SEP 2HARTFORD/WINDSOR LOCKS CT BDL...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 19052010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.9F...DEPARTURE +2.5F1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 50.4F2010 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD BEATING 52.8F IN 19902010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 44.35"...DEPARTURE -1.81"1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.16"2010 ANNUAL SNOWFALL TOTAL 32.0"...DEPARTURE (-14.0")1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.0"2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...105 DAYSDEPARTURE -24 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 129 DAYS2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...13 DAYSDEPARTURE +1 DAY1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 12 DAYSHIGH MAX 102F JUL 6THHIGH MIN 75F JUL 6TH AND JUL 7THHIGH MEAN 89F JUL 6TH...HIGH 102/LOW 75LOW MAX 18F JAN 29THLOW MIN 1F JAN 30THLOW MEAN 10F JAN 30TH...HIGH 19/LOW 1DAILY MAX PCPN 3.34 INCHES DEC 12THDAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES DEC 27TH2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM NNE 41 MPH JUN 5TH AND FROM N 41 MPHDEC 26TH AND 27THPEAK GUST FROM NE 60 MPH JUN 5THNUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...34 DAYS...DEPARTURE PLUS 16...THIS TIES THIRD GREATEST TOTAL WITH 1965 AND IS THE MOST SINCE 35DAYS WERE RECORDED IN 2002.HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+TEMPERATURES...JUL 4-9...JUL 16-18...AUG 9-11...AUG 29-SEP 2WORCESTER MA REGIONAL AIRPORT ORH...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 18922010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 49.8F...DEPARTURE +2.5F1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 47.3FTIES 4TH WARMEST YEARS WITH 1953 AND 1915...WARMEST SINCE 50.1F IN 20062010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 51.33"...DEPARTURE +2.73"1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 48.60"2010 SNOWFALL TOTAL 54.7" DEPARTURE -6.1"1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 60.8"2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...120 DAYSDEPARTURE -16 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 136 DAYS2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...18 DAYSDEPARTURE +5 DAYS1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 13 DAYSHIGH MAX 96F JUL 6THHIGH MIN 77F JUL 6THHIGH MEAN 87F JUL 6THLOW MAX 13F JAN 29THLOW MIN 0F JAN 30THLOW MEAN 9F JAN 29TH AND JAN 30THDAILY MAX PCPN 2.43 INCHES MAR 30THDAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.7 INCHES FEB 24TH2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM NW 44 MPH DEC 27THPEAK GUST FROM W 59 MPH NOV 17THNUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...6 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS 3.HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+TEMPERATURES...JUL 5-7...FIRST TIME SINCE AUGUST 26-28 1993.STRAUSS
TEMPERATURE--Average daily mean: 32.1°F (departure: -2.7 deg.)Average daily high: 38.5°FAverage daily low: 25.7°FMonth's high: 57°F on the 1stMonth's low: 13°F on the 10thDays with low 32°F or below: 27Days with low 0°F or below: 0Days with high 32°F of below: 4Days with high 90°F or above: 0PRECIPITATION--Month's total: 3.02" (departure: -1.49")Year's total: 47.34" (departure: -0.27")Max. 24hr. total: 1.25" on 26th-27thDays with 0.01" or more: 11Days with 1.00" or more: 0Month's snow: 11.3" (departure: +4.3")Days with 0.1" or more: 7Days with 6.0" or more: 0Season's total: 11.8" (departure: +4.3")BAROMETER--Month's high: 30.43" on 10thMonth's low: 28.67" on 27thMISCELLANEOUS--Days with thunder: 0Days with fog: 4Peak wind gust: 40 mph on the 27thHeating degree days: 1015, season: 2038 (last year: 2013)Cooling degree days: 0, season (final): 883 (last year: 487)Snow depth days: 46, season: 47 (last year: 90)Comments: A drier and colder than normal December in Fairhaven but withabove normal snowfall...The average daily mean temperature of 32.1°F is thecoldest December since 2000. 20 days had below average temperatures, 9 daysabove and 2 days exactly normal.
Not a single snowflake fell until the 19th, thenseveral days of on and off light snow gave us awhite Christmas for the secondyear in a row.
The 26th and 27th brought some stormy weather with windswept snow,sleet and rain, 1.35" total precipitation and 5.5" of snow.On the 27th the barometer dipped to 28.67",the lowest pressure since November 22, 2005.
TEMPERATURE--Average daily mean: 52.5°F (departure: +1.7 deg.)Average daily high: 60.2°FAverage daily low: 44.8°FYear's high: 96°F on July 6Year's low: 7°F on January 30Days with high 90°F or higher: 6Days with low 0°F or lower: 0Days with high 32°F or lower: 14Days with low 32°F or lower: 103Season's last freeze: March 28Season's first freeze: November 1Growing season: 217 daysPRECIPITATION--Year's total (includes melted): 47.34" (departure: -0.27")Days with 0.01" or more: 120Days with 1.00" or more: 18Max. 24-hr. total: 2.93" on March 29-30Year's snow: 28.1" (departure: -9.7")Days with 0.1" snow or more: 23Days with 6.0" or more: 1Max. 24-hr. snow: 7.0" on February 10-11Longest period with no measurable precip.: 10 days (June 29 - July 8;July 26 - August 4)Longest period with 0.10" or less: 21 days (July 26 - August 15)Longest period with 1.00" or less: 30 days (June 14 - July 14)BAROMETER--Year's high: 30.55" on November 21Year's low: 28.67" on December 27MISCELLANEOUS--Days with thunder: 19Days with fog: 85High wind gust: 42 mph on January 18Comments: Very warm 2010 in Fairhaven. Average daily mean temperatureof 52.5°F is 1.7 degrees above normal and the warmest since 1999.
It was the 4th warmest year in the station's 36 years of temp records.
Year's high temperature of 96°F is the highest since 1999.
Snow was about 10" below normal.
For the 4th year in a row Dec was the snowiest month of the year.Monthly highlights--January: Only 4.9" snow.February: 7.0" heavy sticky snow on the 25th, many power outages and downedbranches.March: Very wet month with over 10" of precip. Major flooding of localponds and rivers. Many major highways and roads closed for days.April: Thankfully, a very dry month. 1.68" precip is the 2nd driestApril on record.May: Very warm month, 3.2 degrees above normal. Not much rain. Smokyskies from Quebec forest fires on the 31st.June: Very warm, 3rd warmest June on record. Heavy thunderstorm drops1.63" rain in less than 2 hours on the 5th.July: Another very warm month. Average temp of 76.3°F is warmest Julyon record.August: Again a very warm month. Summer season (June, July, August)warmest on record.September: High temperature of 90°F on the 1st is the first September90-degree-day on record. Hurricane Earl skirts the area on the 4th.October: Warmth continues. Final week of month was 11.5 degrees abovenormal. Wet, 6.37" precip.November: Cool and dry. Half an inch of snow on the 8th, first Novembersnowfall since 2005.December: Cold and snowy month. Stormy 26th-27th, low pressure 28.67"Dennis Bollea
Happy New Year to All:
A colder and snowier than normal December
here in Acushnet with somewhat below precipitation. Mild windswept rains
dropped 1.65" in the bucket on Dec. 12-13th.. Nuisance period of light snow
from the 19-23rd. left enough for a White Christmas.
An East Coast Blizzard
on the 26-27th.dropped a mix bag 6.0" of heart attack snow here and dropped my barometer to 28.66" on the morning of the 27th..
The Year 2010 was the warmest year since 1999 at this location. Even
though precipiation was 4.71" above normal for the year, snowfall was 8.6" below the normal.The Spring Season ( mar.apr.may ) was the warmest on my records some 5.5 deg. above normal. The Summer Season ( jun.jul.aug. ) was the hottest in a decade at this location. The Fall Season ( sep.oct.nov. ) was warmer than normal with just slightly below precipitation.
Ave High 40.3 deg
Ave Low 24.4 deg
Dec Mean 32.4 deg is 2.1 Below Normal
High Temp 58 on Dec 2nd. & 13th.
Low Temp 10 on Dec 10th.
Total Precip 4.13" is 0.68" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip 1.65" on Dec 12-13th.
Snowfall 11.2" is 3.4" Above Normal
Total 2010 Precip 57.31" is 4.71" Above Normal
Season Snowfall 11.7" ( Oct - Dec )
T-Storm Days 0
High Wind Gust estimate 40+ mph on Dec 26-27th. instr frozen
Heating Degree Days 1023
Cooling Degree Days 0
High Barometer 30.45" on Dec 10th.
Low Barometer 28.66" on Dec 27th.
The Year 2010
Ave High 62.3 deg
Ave Low 44.3 deg
2010 Mean 53.3 deg is 2.4 Above Normal - warmest since 1999
High Temp 98 on July 6th.
Low Temp 5 on Jan 10th. & 30th.
Total Precip 57.31" is 4.71" Above Normal
Max 24hr Precip 3.74" on March 29 - 30th.
Snowfall 28.6" is 8.6" Below Normal
Max 24hr Snowfall 6.0" on Feb 10 -11th. & Dec 26 -27th.
T-Storm Days 19 is 1 Above Normal
High Wind Gust 42 mph Jan 29th.
Heating Degree Days 5253
Cooling Degree Days 979
Days 90 Deg & Above 14 is 5 Above Normal
Days 0 deg & Below 0 is 2 Below Normal
High Barometer 30.55 on Nov 29th.
Low Barometer 28.66 on Dec 27th.
Jan. colder,drier,less snow...early 6" of snow stays til the 17th.
Feb. bit warmer..6" wet pasty snow 10-11th. tree damage..windswept rains.low bar 28.70..25th.
Mar. wettest month in 30 yrs of rec 15.61"...Historic flooding of ponds and rivers
Apr. warmest on my records - 88 deg on the 7th...drier...early blooms
May. warm & dry..94 deg on the 26th..low smoke from Quebec fires 31st...plants 2 wks ahead
Jun. warmer than norm...cool & thundery first half...then warming
Jul. much warmer than norm...early 4 day Heat Wave...98 deg on the 6th.
Aug. warmer than norm...end of month Heat Wave goes into Sep.
Sep. much warm than norm..94-93 first 2 days..Hur Earl offshore on 3rd. 1.23" rain
Oct. warmer & drier than norm..no killing frost..breezy..peak color 23rd.
Nov. near normal...killing frost 25 deg on the 3rd...0.5" snow-sleet on 5th.
Dec. colder,snowier than norm..snows enough for W.Christmas..6" wet snw 26-27th.low bar 28.66
DECEMBER 26-27 2010 STORM
The Dec 26 Nor’easter brought 2010
to an end
with wind and snow.
M.L.Baron / westislandweather.com
A powerful Nor’easter battered southeastern Massachusetts with hurricane force winds and a wide range of snow totals the day after Christmas. As expected, the rain mixture dropped the local snow accumulations dramatically. According to long time weather spotter, Tom Carr of Acushnet, the storm’s barometric pressure bottomed out at 28.66".
This ranks as the 4th lowest pressure he has recorded since 1991 (Hurricane Bob 28.48").
One unofficial reading of 91 MPH was recorded at Block Island.
Here at West Island in Fairhaven, the wind peaked at 59 MPH around 2AM and the barometer’s lowest reading registered 28.66" at 530AM Monday morning. Lightning detectors sounded ( a rare winter storm feature) several times indicating the storms intensity. There were also many scattered power outages. In Fairhaven a family reported losing power from 5PM to 3AM while the indoor temperature went down to 47 degrees.
12-27-2010 at 730AM Radar: The "Battle Zone" BLUE = intense snow ,
PINK = ice, freezing rain, GREEN = rain
Snow totals varied as to what time the readings were taken because of the oscillation of the rain - snow mix Sunday night into Monday morning. Temperatures ranged from 32 degrees in the beginning of the storm to the mid 30's thus resulting in the change over to rain for the bulk of the event here in Fairhaven.
Snow totals ranged from 3.5" on the island to around 6" in Fairhaven and Acushnet. Nearby, Dartmouth reported over 10", Westport 11" and 17.3" at The National Weather Service office in Taunton. As the Nor’easter departed, strong northwesterly winds brought in bone chilling wind chills into the single digits as the temperatures dropped into the mid teens Monday night.
Milder and more seasonal conditions are expected to moderate into the upper 30's by the end of the week with the New Year arriving on Saturday with temperatures in the low 40's.
For the most part, the past year in weather for the SouthCoast was rather unremarkable. The new year started off with a snow storm on the 3rd of January and a Gale on the 25th. The Feb 10 snow storm could have been much worse. March had it’s share of predictable gales but severe record breaking rainfall events made March the most destructive weather month in 2010 for Southern New England. April though June continued the above average warm streak since the year began.
The Summer of ‘10 was hazy, hot and humid. Temps in early July reached the mid 90's and it stayed muggy for virtually the rest of the summer. Thunderstorm events were unusually rare, however on July 19 a man was struck by lightning in Dartmouth, but survived. Hurricane Earl kept his distance with a near miss on September 4th. A mid fall slush event brought just a trace on Nov 8th.
WIWS added the South Point Station which includes live streaming web cams of the bay and Town Beach. Westislandweather.com had 42,000+ visitors from over 120 countries, and over 106,000 viewers of it’s YouTube videos.
Another Mild Storm for SouthCoast, Dec 12-13 , 2010
As the Midwest got battered with brutal winter weather, a mild spring like storm brought in temperatures reaching 55.6 degrees this weekend. Heavy rain stayed in Rhode Island with totals reaching 5". Locally at the West Island South Point Station, the wind gusted to 54MPH at 2:09PM Sunday along with sustained 40MPH southeasterly breezes into the early evening. 1.17" of rain fell Sunday and .36" inches Monday for a storm total of 1.53". If this was all snow we could have been digging out from over 15" inches.
( A powerful storm brought in mild temps and dumped piles of seaweed on the causeway 2 years to the day on Dec 12, 2008)
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
Average daily mean: 43.8°F (departure: -0.4 deg.)
Average daily high: 50.7°F
Average daily low: 36.8°F
Month's high: 61°F on the 5th
Month's low: 24°F on the 28th
Days with low 32°F or below: 10
Days with low 0°F or below: 0
Days with high 32°F of below: 0
Days with high 90°F or above: 0
Month's total: 3.52" (departure: -0.62")
Year's total: 44.32" (departure: +1.22")
Previous 12 months total (12/09 to 11/10): 50.94" (departure: +3.41")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.03" on 7th-8th
Days with 0.01" or more: 8
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Month's snow: 0.5" (departure: ±0.0")
Days with 0.1" or more: 1
Days with 6.0" or more: 0
Season's total: 0.5" (departure: ±0.0")
Month's high: 30.55" on 21st
Month's low: 29.16" on 8th
Days with thunder: 0
Days with fog: 7
Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 24th
Heating degree days: 631, season: 1023 (last year: 1029)
Cooling degree days: 0, season: 883 (last year: 487)
Snow depth days: 1, season: 1 (last year: 0)
FALL SEASON SUMMARY (SEPT, OCT, NOV)--
Average daily mean temperature: 54.7°F (departure: +1.3 deg.)
Season's high temperature: 90°F on September 1
Season's low temperature: 24°F on November 24
Precipitation: 13.08" (departure: +1.05")
Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 2.27" on September 3-4
Snowfall: 0.5" (departure: ±0.0")
Days with thunder: 3
Days with fog: 20
Comments: A somewhat cool and dry November this year in Fairhaven.
The first freezing temperature of the season came on the 1st, maybe a week
or so later than average. No real temperature extremes either way. Low
temps getting down to the 20's on just four days and highs into the 60's on
just four....Precip-wise the month got off to a rather wet start but just
0.06" fell the last 13 days of the month....The first snowfall fell in the
early morning hours of the 8th when a half-an-inch of snow and sleet was
measured, the first measurable November snowfall since 2005....The fall
season was warm with above normal precipitation. Highlights of the season
include the first fall season 90-degree-day on record with a 90F reading
on September 1 and the near miss of Hurricane Earl on September 4.
"Silas" a Siberian Husky of West Island appears disappointed with just a trace of slush from Mondays' storm that made a rare track backwards before eventually heading out to sea.
Storm stats at the West Island Weather Station recorded a peak wind gust of 37MPH out of the NNW at 644AM. Snow/Slush ranged from less than 1/4" to a trace of the slushy mess. Wind Chill temperatures hovered in the mid to upper 20's. Local rainfall reached close to an inch. The barometer bottomed out Monday at 930AM reading 29.18".
"November typically averages about 1.5 inches of snow. So this event is not entirely that unusual during the mid fall. However one outstanding feature of this storm was bad weather delivered by a usually fair weather wind direction out of the Northwest. This scenario was caused by a lazy but powerful low pressure system that had no influences to push it out to sea for several days. Another bizarre element was that when the Northeasterly winds kicked in, it brought somewhat milder temperatures from the ocean that is still in the upper 40's to low 50's." Stated M.L.Baron of westislandweather.com
OCTOBER 2010 SUMMARY
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
Average daily mean: 53.9°F (departure: +1.2 deg.)
Average daily high: 61.3°F
Average daily low: 46.4°F
Month's high: 78°F on the 1st
Month's low: 35°F on the 23rd
Month's total: 6.37" (departure: +2.33")
Year's total: 40.80" (departure: +1.84")
Previous 12 months total (11/09 to 10/10): 49.90" (departure: +2.30")
Max. 24hr. total: 1.81" on 15th-16th
Days with 0.01" or more: 11
Days with 1.00" or more: 4
Month's high: 30.20" on 24th
Month's low: 29.14" on 15th
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 6
Peak wind gust: 27 mph on the 4th
Heating degree days: 340, season: 392 (last year: 531)
Cooling degree days: 4, season: 883 (last year: 487)
Comments: Warm weather continues into October, the 6th month in a row
with above normal temperatures. Very warm final week, the 25th through
the 28th averaged 11.5 degrees above normal...6.37 inches of rain this
month is the wettest month since March. 4 days this month had 1-inch
rainfall totals, 1.40" on the 1st, 1.27" on the 6th, 1.80" on the 15th
and 1.18" on the 27th.
A warmer and wetter than normal October at this station in
Acushnet. It was the 9th. month in a row above normal temperature wise.
There was no killing frost and no sighting of frost at all.
The low of 36 deg.
appears to be the highest low reading for
the month of October on my records.
The first half of the month was very wet producing 4.76" of the
It was a windy month with many gusts into the 20 to 30 mph
range. Peak color was a little late on the 23rd. of the month.
Very few pine ones in the all Fall down
compared to the bumper crop of last year.
October 2010 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 64.6 deg
Ave Low 46.6 deg
Oct Mean 55.6 deg is 2.5 Above Normal
High Temp 80 on Oct 1st.
Low Temp 36 on Oct 22&23rd.
Total Precip 5.29" is 0.92" Above Normal
Max 24 hr Precip 1.91" on Oct 15th.
Total 2010 Precip 48.16" is 5.26" Above Normal
Season Snowfall 0
Days 90 deg & Above 0
T-Storm Days 1
High Wind Gust 36 mph on Oct 15th.
Heating Degree Days 310
Cooling Degree Days 13
High Barometer 30.20" on October 24th.
Low Barometer 29.17" on October 15th.
SEPTEMBER 2010 SUMMARY
MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--
Average daily mean: 66.4°F (departure: +3.0 deg.)
Average daily high: 73.8°F
Average daily low: 59.0°F
Month's high: 90°F on the 1st
Month's low: 45°F on the 21st
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
Month's total: 3.19" (departure: -0.66")
Year's total: 34.43" (departure: -0.49")
Previous 12 months total (10/09 to 9/10): 52.02" (departure: +4.60")
Max. 24hr. total: 2.27" on 3rd-4th
Days with 0.01" or more: 7
Days with 1.00" or more: 1
Month's snow: 0.0" (departure: 0.0")
Month's high: 30.23" on 18th, 23rd, 24th
Month's low: 29.28" on 4th
Days with thunder: 2
Days with fog: 7
Peak wind gust: 22 mph on the 4th, 17th, 20th
Heating degree days: 49, season: 52 (last year: 112)
Cooling degree days: 97, season: 879 (last year: 487)
Comments: Very warm September in Fairhaven this year. Average daily
mean temperature f 66.4 degrees was 3.0 degrees above normal
and is the 4th warmest on
record (since 974).
The temperature reached 90°F on the 1st, the first September
90-degree-day n record.Four daily high temperature records this month:
90°F on he 1st, 86°F on the 2nd, 77°F on the 29th, and 78°F on the 30th.
This was the fifth onsecutive month with above normal temperatures.
The period from May through September as averaged 3.1 degrees above normal
Rapidly weakening Hurricane Earl passed about 25 miles southeast
of Fairhaven on the 4th. The storm left 2.27" of
rain but not much
wind to speak of.
below normal precipitation. It was the 3rd. warmest Sept. on my records
with a mean of 67.6 degrees. September 2005 was the warmest with a mean
of 68.4 deg. and Sept. of 1999 saw a mean of 67.8 deg.
Hot for September readings of 94 and 93 greeted the first two days
of the month ending a 5 day Heat Wave which started at the end of August.
It is unusual to see two 90 deg Sept temps at this
location and a high of 94.We have about a one in
every 5 year chance of a 90 in September.
It was the driest September since 1998 when only 1.92" fell here
in Acushnet. Offshore Hurricane Earl dropped the bulk of the months rain
on the 3rd. into the 4th., with 1.23" at this location.
A stretch of 22 days followed only interrupted with .74" falling
on the 17th. of the month.
Hummingbirds stayed a little longer leaving on the 21 st. this
September apparently enjoying the nice and warm and breezy month.
September 2010 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W
Ave High 76.3 deg
Ave Low 58.5 deg
Sept Mean 67.6 deg is 3.7 Above Normal
High Temp 94 on Sept 1st.
Low Temp 43 on Sept 16th. & 21st.
Total Precip 2.38" is 1.76" Below Normal
Max 24 hr Precip 1.23" on Sept 3rd.- 4th.
Total 2010 Precip 42.87" is 4.34" Above Normal
Season Snowfall 0
Days 90 deg & Above 2
T-Storm Days 1
High Wind Gust 29 mph on Sept 4th.
Heating Degree Days 51
Cooling Degree Days 124
High Barometer 30.27 on Sept 6th.
Low Barometer 29.29 on Sept 4th.