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ADDITIONAL WEATHER TEXT DATA

 OCTOBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019

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THE WEATHER REVIEW 2011 - TO AUGUST 2018

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FEBRUARY 12 2019 SNOW REPORTS MA RI CT  PDF

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

JANUARY 2019

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 30.0°F (departure: +0.1 deg.)

Average daily high: 37.8°F (departure: +0.5 deg.)

Average daily low: 22.3°F (departure: -0.1 deg.)

Month's high: 58°F on the 1st

Month's low: 3°F on the 21st

Days with low 32F or below: 27

Days with high 32F or below: 8


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 6.20" (departure: +1.67")

Year's total: 6.20" (departure: +1.67")

Previous 12 months total (2/18 to 1/19): 58.16" (departure: +9.49")

Max. 24hr. total: 3.01" on 19th-20th

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 3


Month’s snow: 1.5" (departure: -10.2”)

Season’s snow: 5.3" (departure: -13.7”)

Max. 24hr. Total: 1.5" on the 19th-20th

Days with 0.1” or more: 2


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.56" on 22nd

Month's low: 29.13" on 20th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 6

Peak wind gust: 30 mph on the 24th, 30th

Heating degree days: 1062, season: 3086, (last year: 3027)

Snow Depth Days: 1, season: 5, (last year: 56)


Comments:
A wet January this year in Fairhaven. On the 19th - 20th we got over 3 inches of precip with a few rumbles of thunder. There were two other 1+ inch storms during the month. The 6.20" total for the month is the wettest January since 2006... Snow shovels were collecting dust as there was just 1.5" of snow for the month, the least amount of snow in January since 1.3" in 2007. December and January snowfall total was a mere 1.8"... The average daily mean temperature for the month averaged right around the normal mark. Two days had high temps in the 50's and three days had the the low drop into the single numbers. There were no days with zero degree temperatures.


Dennis Bollea

 

REGIONAL SNOW TOTALS MA RI CT JANUARY 20 2019

REGIONAL STORM REPORTS MA RI AND CT JANUARY 30 2019

 

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY

2018

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 51.6°F (departure: +0.8 deg.)

Average daily high: 59.1°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily low: 44.1°F (departure: +1.5deg.)

Year's high: 92°F on August 30

Year's low: -3°F on January 7

Days with high 90°F or higher: 2

Days with low 0°F or lower: 1

Days with high 32°F or lower: 14

Days with low 32°F or lower: 110

Season's last freeze: April 11

Season's first freeze: October 21

Growing season: 192 days


PRECIPITATION--

Year's total (includes melted): 57.73" (departure: +9.10")

Days with 0.01" or more: 142 (departure: +12)

Days with 1.00" or more: 17 (departure: +4)

Max. 24-hr. total: 3.04" on March 2


Year's snow: 34.1" (departure: -6.4")

Days with 0.1" snow or more: 16

Days with 6.0" snow or more: 2

Max. 24-hr. snow: 11.5" on March 13


Longest period with no measurable precipitation: 14 days (Aug 23-Sept 5)

Longest period with 0.10" or less: 14 days (Aug 23-Sept 5)

Longest period with 1.00" or less: 27 days (Jun 29-Jul 25; Aug 14-Sept 9)


BAROMETER--

Year's high: 30.82" on February 13

Year's low: 28.73" on January 4


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 16 (departure: 0)

Days with fog: 95 (departure: -8)

Days with hail: 1

High wind gust: 51 mph on March 2


Comments: A warm and very wet year. Average daily mean temperature was 0.8 degrees warmer than the long term average. Eight of the past nine years have averaged warmer than normal... Very wet year with 57.73 inches measured. It was the 4th wettest year since 1992 and most precip since 2009... A couple of hurricane remnant systems effecting the area with some heavy rain... Snowfall for the year was on the light side.


Monthly highlights--

Jan: -3F on the 7th was the only day of the year with below zero temperatures.

Feb: Warmest and wettest February on record. 2nd lowest February snowfall on record, 1.2”.

Mar: Stormy month. 3.21” rain with 51mph wind gust on the 2nd-3rd. 11.5” wet sticky snow     on 13th snapped trees, brought down power lines.

Apr: Wet and very cold. Coldest April since 2003, 4th coldest on record.

May: Warm and dry month. 3rd snowiest spring season on record.

Jun: Delightful weather. Warm temperatures with comfortable humidity levels.

Jul: Driest month of the year with just 1.14”. Very warm, 8 days 85F or higher.

Aug: Very warm with periods of oppressive humidity. Warmest August on record, average daily mean 75.9F.

Sept: 4th warmest September on record. 13 days with fog.

Oct: Remnants of Hurricane Michael leaves 2.95” rain on 12th. Thunder with pea-sized hail on the 23rd.

Nov: Wettest month of the year and wettest November on record, 8.94”. Wettest fall season on record, 20.53”.

Dec: Hardly any snow, 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

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

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

Average daily high: 42.5°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily low: 28.3°F (departure: +0.6 deg.)

Month's high: 58°F on the 21st

Month's low: 18°F on the 8th, 9th

Days with low 32F or below: 23

Days with high 32F or below: 1


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.86" (departure: -0.72")

Year's total: 57.73" (departure: +9.10")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.14" on 2nd-3rd

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 1


Month’s snow: 0.3" (departure: -6.5")

Season’s total: 3.8" (departure: -3.6")

Max. 24hr. total: 0.3" on the 18th

Days with 0.1" or more: 1


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.67" on 27th

Month's low: 29.30" on 22nd


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 9

Peak wind gust: 36 mph on the 18th

Heating degree days: 909, season: 2024 (last year: 1014)

Cooling degree days: 0, final season total: 837 (last year: 625)

Snow depth days: 0, season: 4, (last year: 15)


Comments: A rather warm and dry December with hardly any snow. Average daily temperature was 0.5 degrees above normal. The lowest temperature for the month was a not so cold 18F. Seven days this month had high temperatures into the 50's... Precipitation was about three-quarters of an inch below normal. Just three-tenths of an inch of snow was measured. Only five Decembers since 1992 have had less than an inch of snow for the month.


Dennis Bollea

 

 REGIONAL SNOW TOTALS NOVEMBER 15 2018 RI MA CT

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

NOVEMBER 2018

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

 

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 42.0°F (departure: -2.2 deg.)

Average daily high: 48.9°F (departure: -2.8 deg.)

Average daily low: 35.1°F (departure: -1.6 deg.)

Month's high: 66°F on the 1st

Month's low: 12°F on the 23rd

Days with low 32F or below: 10

Days with high 32F or below: 2

 

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 8.94" (departure: +5.06")

Year's total: 53.87" (departure: +9.82")

Previous 12 months total (12/17 to 11/18): 56.55" (departure: +7.86")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.86" on 13th

Days with 0.01" or more: 13

Days with 1.00" or more: 3

 

Month's snow: 3.5" (departure: +2.9")

Season's total: 3.5" (departure: +2.9")

 

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.58" on 15th

Month's low: 29.24" on 27th

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 1

Days with fog: 11

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 16th

Heating degree days: 683, season: 1115 (last year: 877)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 837 (last year: 625)

Snow depth days: 4, season: 4 (last year: 0)

 

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

Average daily mean temperature: 53.9°F (departure: +1.1 deg.)

Season’s high: 88°F on September 6

Season’s low: 12°F on November 23

Precipitation: 20.53“ (departure: +8.19”)

Maximum 24 hr. precip: 2.95” on October 11-12

Snowfall: 3.5“ (departure: 2.9”)

Days with thunder: 6

Days with fog: 28

 

Comments: A cold and very wet November this year in Fairhaven. A continuous line of storm systems brought a precip total of 8.94”. It was the wettest November on record (since 1992). Numerous flash flood advisory messages issued by NWS. Three calendar days logged 1+ inch totals... The month started out on the warm side but quickly turned colder than normal by the second week of the month. On the 21st-23rd an arctic air mass settled over the region dropping the temperature to 12F early on the morning of the 23rd. 12F is the lowest November temperature recorded (since 1974)... Snowfall on the 15th-16th totaled 3.5 inches. Historically about 50% of Novembers records measurable snow... The Fall season was warm and very wet. 20.53” of precip is the 2nd wettest Fall season on record.

 

Dennis Bollea

 

WEST ISLAND TOWN BEACH WEATHER SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 2018

October 23 2018 TORNADO EVENT PHOTO ALBUM

OCTOBER 23 2018 REGIONAL STORM AND TORNADO REPORTS

OCTOBER 12 2018 REGIONAL RAIN TOTALS

 

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY—

OCTOBER 2018

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 53.1°F (departure: +0.3 deg.)

Average daily high: 61.1°F (departure: +0.2 deg.)

Average daily low: 45.0°F (departure: +0.4 deg.)

Month's high: 77°F on the 10th

Month's low: 28°F on the 22nd, 16th

Days with low 32°F or below: 4


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 6.47" (departure: +2.05")

Year's total: 44.93" (departure: +4.76")

Previous 12 months total (11/17 to 10/18): 51.30" (departure: +2.60")

Max. 24hr. Total: 2.95" on the 11th-12th

Days with 0.01" or more: 15

Days with 1.00" or more: 2

Month's snow: trace (hail on the 23rd)


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.47" on 8th

Month's low: 29.35" on 12th

 

THE WEATHER REVIEW 2011 - TO AUGUST 2018 ENTER HERE

 

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 3

Days with fog: 4

Days with hail: 1

Peak wind gust: 31 mph on the 16th

Heating degree days: 376, season: 432 (last year: 258)

Cooling degree days: 15, season: 837 (last year: 625)


Comments: A warm first two weeks of the month and a cold last two weeks results in October averaging slightly warmer than the long term average. It was the coldest October since 2009 and averaged 6.3 degrees colder than last October. The first freezing temperature of the season arrived on the 21st... It was a wet month with 6.47” measured. It was the wettest October since 2011. The remnants of Hurricane Michael left a total of 2.95” of rain on the 11th and 12th. A thunderstorm with pea-sized hail on the 23rd... In nearby Woods Hole an EF-0 tornado/waterspout was confirmed by NWS.


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—

SEPTEMBER 2018

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS


TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 66.5°F (departure: +3.0 deg.)

Average daily high: 73.1°F (departure: +1.3 deg.)

Average daily low: 60.0°F (departure: +4.7 deg.)

Month's high: 88°F on the 6th

Month's low: 49°F on the 30th


PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 5.12" (departure: +1.08")

Year's total: 38.46" (departure: +2.71")

Previous 12 months total (10/17 to 9/18): 49.68" (departure: +0.99")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.60" on the 28th

Days with 0.01" or more: 12

Days with 1.00" or more: 2


BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.57" on 24th

Month's low: 29.71" on 18th


MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 2

Days with fog: 13

Peak wind gust: 22 mph on the 25th

Heating degree days: 55, season: 56 (last year: 69)

Cooling degree days: 103, season: 822 (last year: 603)


Comments: Another warmer than normal September this year is Fairhaven. It was the 4th warmest September on record (since 1974). Eight of the past nine Septembers have averaged warmer than normal. The first week of the month saw temperatures well into the 80's breaking two daily high temp records. The low temperature for the month just barely made it into the 40's on the last day of the month. 49F is the highest low temp for September on record... Monthly precipitation was wetter than average for the first time since April. Remnants of Hurricane Florence brought 0.64” on the 18th... Lots of foggy days this month.


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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