Monday, December 14, 2015

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BLUE HILL METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS
ELEVATION 635 FEET, 10 MILES SSW OF BOSTON, MA

DAILY DISCUSSION AND CLIMATE SUMMARY
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

SUNDAY AVERAGES +17 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL,
DECEMBER NOW AVERAGING +10.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL

**Yesterday’s midnight to midnight minimum temperature
of 44F sets a new daily record high minimum temperature,
breaking the previous record of 43F set in 1919 and tied
in 1983.**

The month of December is nearly half way over, and above
normal temperatures have continued to push monthly departures
higher, now averaging 10.1 degrees above normal per day.
Normal daily highs should be in the lower 40s and lows
in the mid 20s; however, only one day this month has even
been below the freezing mark. This morning’s low was recorded
at 44F.

Overcast skies at this morning’s 7:00 AM EST observation quickly
lowered and brought fog and light drizzle. By the 10:00 AM EST
only a trace of drizzle had fallen, which had stopped before
observation time. By the 1:00 PM EST observation fog was still
in place with visibility of 6 miles in all directions.
Temperatures had risen to a maximum so far of 50F.

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Overcast stratus
Temperature: 44F; Dew Point: 41F; Wind: estimated SE at 6 kts
Wind Speed: Light
Sea-level pressure: 30.03 ins. Hg, falling, then more slowly
Visibility: 25 miles, thin fog
6-hr Max temp: 44F
6-hr Min temp: 44F
24-hr precip: 0.00
BHO SA 1155 E16 OVC 25 171/44/41/E1306/003/ THN FG ALQDS WND LGT/
8/6// 56019 10044 20044

10 A.M.
Weather: Fog
Temperature: 46F; Dew Point: 45F; Wind: estimated SSE at 3 kts,
Wind Speed: Light
Sea-level pressure: 29.99 ins. Hg, falling, then more slowly
Visibility: 2 miles, fog
3-hr precip: Trace
BHO SA 1455 W4 X 2F 155/46/45/E1503/999/ WND LGT/ 8//// 56016
MANUAL 6000/

1 P.M.
Weather: Fog
Temperature: 49F; Dew Point: 47F; Wind: estimated SSE at 3 kts,
Wind Speed: Light
Sea-level pressure: 29.90 ins. Hg, falling rapidly
Visibility: 6 miles, fog
6-hr max. temp: 50F
6-hr min. temp: 44F
6-hr precip: Trace
BHO SA 1755 W3 X 6F 125/49/47/E1503/990/ PRESFR WND LGT/ 8////
56030 MANUAL 6000/ 10050 20044

SUMMARY FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…..54   NORMAL…..40
MIN…..44   NORMAL…..25
MEAN….49   NORMAL…..32

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL…………………+17
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH………………..+134  [+10.1 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………..16   DEPARTURE………-17
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH………….266   DEPARTURE……..-133
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………..1268   DEPARTURE……..-392
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……1548   DIFFERENCE…….-280

PEAK GUST AND AVERAGE WIND SPEED (MPH)
PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY……………….18 ESE AT 9:55 P.M.*
ASOS……………………20 ESE AT 9:53 P.M.
DAVIS…………………..18 ESE AT 9:52 P.M. RMY 19
FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY…………………12 ESE AT 9:56 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE………………14 ESE AT 9:55 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS AVERAGE……………..13 ESE AT 9:54 P.M.
AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION…………..7.1 NE
ASOS…………………..7.3
DAVIS………………….6.5 ENE [073 Deg.]
* Last of several occurrences

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M…..0.00  DEPARTURE……-0.16
ASOS……………0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH………..0.38  DEPARTURE……-1.76
ASOS……………0.37
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………..39.80  DEPARTURE…..-10.88
ASOS…………….N/A ***
*** ASOS annual total not available due to erroneous readings

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M……….0.0  DEPARTURE……-0.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH…………….0.0  DEPARTURE……-4.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON………….TRACE  DEPARTURE……-7.1

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER CALENDAR DAY DATA
DATA REPORTED:
DATE: MAX/MIN/MEAN/DEP/PRECIP/SUN(MIN.)/SUN(%)/ PEAK GUST/RMY GUST
RMY:  R.M. Young wind gust recording system
TSTM: Thunderstorm day (thunder heard some time during day)
….: Data not yet available, records not finalized

12/1  42/30/36/-1/…./0.0/000/00           19 NNE RMY 19
12/2  53/37/45/+9/…./0.0/000/00           25 SSE RMY 25
12/3  53/37/45/+9/…./0.0/162/29           43 WNW RMY 42
12/4  47/32/40/+5/0.00/0.0/444/80           32 NW  RMY 32
12/5  50/33/42/+7/0.00/0.0/548/99           21 W   RMY N/A
12/6  57/35/46/+11/0.00/0.0/531/96          22 SW  RMY N/A
12/7  54/37/46/+12/0.00/0.0/353/64          31 NE  RMY N/A
12/8  42/35/39/+5/0.01/0.0/000/00           32 NE  RMY 31
12/9  44/34/39/+5/…./0.0/044/08           28 SSE RMY N/A
12/10 57/41/49/+16/T/0.0/…/..             29 SE  RMY N/A
12/11 56/44/50/+17/0.00/0.0/…/..          28 SSW RMY 28
12/12 59/46/53/+20/0.00/0.0/…/..          23 W   RMY N/A
12/13 54/44/49/+17/0.00/0.0/…/..          18 ESE RMY 19

12/14 low since midnight is 44F; normal low is now 24F

DAILY RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 2015

**12/13/15- NEW DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 44F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 43F SET IN 1919, TIED 1983**

DAILY EXTREMES
Temperature and precipitation records back to 1885, and
wind records back to 1940 (e = estimated):

RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 14
HIGH 62 IN 1901
LOW -6 IN 1893
PRECIP 1.94 INS. IN 2002
SNOWFALL 8.0 INS. IN 1907
PEAK GUST 78e ENE IN 1941

RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 15
HIGH 64 IN 1975
LOW 4 IN 1900, 1905, 1933
PRECIP 1.80 INS. IN 1981
SNOW 7.5 INS. IN 1951
PEAK GUST 65 MPH NW IN 1991

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Brian Fitzgerald

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