Category: Weather Summary Archives

March 2018 Summary – Second Snowiest on Record

March 2018 Summary – Second Snowiest on Record

| April 9, 2018 |

Blue Hill Observatory March 2018 Summary: The first half of March was exceptionally stormy with three significant Nor’easters bringing about eight inches of precipitation and about 40 inches of snow within twelve days, and the month was generally cooler than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 33.9 deg F was 0.5 […]

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Remembering the Incredible Snowstorms of March 1956

Remembering the Incredible Snowstorms of March 1956

| March 13, 2018 |

  US Weather Bureau Daily Weather Map at 1:30 AM EST on 17 March 1956. The strong snowstorms in less than two weeks this March bring back memories of the big snows of March 1956. In New England, winter can still rule in March and heavy snows can occur even as late as April. March […]

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Winter 2017-2018 Summary – Warmer and Cloudier than Average

Winter 2017-2018 Summary – Warmer and Cloudier than Average

| March 6, 2018 |

Blue Hill Observatory Winter 2017-2018 Summary: The winter (December-February) season began cold and ended very warm with an intense cold period at the end of December into early January and a record warm February. The 24-hour mean temperature for the winter of 29.9 deg F was 2.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year winter average and 0.9 […]

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February 2018 Summary – Warmest on Record

February 2018 Summary – Warmest on Record

| March 6, 2018 |

Blue Hill Observatory February 2018 Summary: February was exceptionally warm with near average rainfall and less snow than normal. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 36.1 deg F was 9.7 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for February and 7.0 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month was the warmest February […]

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January 2018 Summary – Wetter and Snowier Than Average

January 2018 Summary – Wetter and Snowier Than Average

| February 7, 2018 |

Blue Hill Observatory January 2018 Summary: After a very cold start, January ended slightly warmer than average, and the month brought more rain and snow than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 26.4 deg F was 0.7 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for January and just a fraction of a degree warmer […]

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2017 Was Warmer and Wetter Than Average

2017 Was Warmer and Wetter Than Average

| January 10, 2018 |

The year 2017 ended with a 24-hour corrected mean temperature of 50.3F, which was 2.7F warmer than the 120-year mean and 1.4F above the 30-year normal, and this mean was warm enough for 2017 to tie for the ninth warmest year on record. The annual average maximum temperature of 59.1F was the 15th warmest on […]

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December 2017 Summary – Colder and Drier Than Average

December 2017 Summary – Colder and Drier Than Average

| January 5, 2018 |

Blue Hill Observatory December 2017 Summary: After a warm start, December ended on a very cold note, and the month was much drier than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 27.2 deg F was 2.6 degrees colder than the 120-year average for December and about four degrees colder than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

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November 2017 Summary – Drier and Sunnier Than Average

November 2017 Summary – Drier and Sunnier Than Average

| December 4, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory November 2017 Summary: After a warm start, the November mean temperature ended near average, but the month was much drier than normal. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 41.7 deg F was 1.1 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for November and about a half degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year […]

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October 2017 Summary – Warmest on Record

October 2017 Summary – Warmest on Record

| November 7, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory October 2017 Summary: October was notable for being very warm, and it was drier than normal until a significant rainstorm in the final days of the month. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 59.2 deg F was 8.1 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for October and nearly eight degrees warmer […]

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September 2017 Summary – Eighth Warmest on Record

September 2017 Summary – Eighth Warmest on Record

| October 4, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory September 2017 Summary: September was notable for being generally warm, and it was drier than normal until the last day of the month. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 65.1 deg F was 3.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for September and 3.0 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

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August 2017 Summary – Warmer, Drier and Sunnier than Average

August 2017 Summary – Warmer, Drier and Sunnier than Average

| September 4, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory August 2017 Summary: August temperature was slightly warmer than normal with less rainfall and more sunshine than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 69.7 deg F was 1.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for August and 0.3 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The high temperature of 89F […]

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July 2017 Summary – Drier than Average

July 2017 Summary – Drier than Average

| August 3, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory July 2017 Summary: July temperature was close to normal with less rainfall than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 70.2 deg F was 0.5 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for July and about a half degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month was the coolest July since […]

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June 2017 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

June 2017 Summary – Warmer and Wetter than Average

| July 4, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory June 2017 Summary: June was generally warm with more rainfall than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 67.0 deg F was 2.9 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for June and nearly two degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The high temperature of 94F on the 12th was a […]

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May 2017 Summary – Cooler and Wetter than Average

May 2017 Summary – Cooler and Wetter than Average

| June 5, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory May 2017 Summary: May was generally cool with a few very warm days and was slightly wetter than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 54.9 deg F was 0.4 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for May and more than one degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month […]

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April 2017 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

April 2017 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

| May 4, 2017 |

Blue Hill Observatory April 2017 Summary: April was generally warm with a few cold periods and was much wetter than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 50.1 deg F was 5.4 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for April and nearly four degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month ranked as […]

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