Monday, December 7, 2020

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

COLD AND A BIT BRISK AT TIMES UNDER MAINLY SUNNY SKIES….

Cold air has settled over the region in the wake of this
weekend’s storm. The wind, which has been gusty since
Saturday, is gradually waning, averaging around 8 MPH
since 7 A.M. A few gusts of 20-25 MPH did occur this
morning however.

Abundant sunshine and excellent visibility of 70 miles
has been the theme up through early this afternoon, however
higher clouds are on the increase from the south early this
afternoon which is now blocking the sun.

The high so far today is 33F, 9 degrees below the daily
normal high of 42F. The low since midnight is 22F,
5 degrees below the normal low of 27F.

PRELIMINARY STATS FOR NOVEMBER 2020

TEMPERATURE, Deg. F
Avg. Max. 56.3 [+6.3] Avg. Min. 38.6 [+5.1] Mean      47.5 [+5.8] 24-hour corrected mean: 46.9
Max. for month: 75F on the 7th
Min. for month: 18F on the 19th

HEATING DEGREE DAYS
Total heating units:   521 [-177] Total for the season:  973 [-288] Total for last season: 1237

PRECIPITATION, Inches
Total: 5.23 [+1.77] Greatest in 24 hrs: N/A

SNOWFALL, Inches
Total: TRACE
Greatest in 24 hrs: T on the 2nd

WIND, mph
Avg. uncorrected wind speed: 12.9 mph
Avg. corrected wind speed:   13.2 mph
Prevailing wind direction:   SSW [14%] Peak gust and direction:     81 SSE on the 30th

SUNSHINE:
Campbell-Stokes card minutes: 9066 minutes of a possible 17010 or 53%
Astronomical total minutes: 9382 minutes of a possible 17593 or 53%

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Clear, few stratocumulus offshore distant NNE-ESE,
few altocumulus distant NW-N, few cirrostratus distant SE-SW,
few cirrus distant NW-N
Temperature: 22F; Dew Point: 19F; Relative Humidity: 88%
Wind: WNW at 9 kts
Sea-level pressure: 29.73 in Hg; rising, then falling
Visibility: 70 miles
6-hr Max temp: 26F
6-hr Min temp: 22F
24-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
24-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
Snow Depth: 2 ins.
BHO SA 1155 CLR 70 067/22/19/3009/973/ FEW SC OFFSHR DSNT
NNE-ESE FEW AC DSNT NW-N FEW CS DSNT SE-SW FEW CI DSNT NW-N/
8/538 4/002 50006 10026 20022

10 A.M.
Weather: Scattered cirrostratus, scattered cirrus,
few stratocumulus distant WNW-N and offshore distant NNE-ESE
Temperature: 29F; Dew Point: 19F; Relative Humidity: 66%
Wind: NW at 11G18 kts
Sea-level pressure: 29.75 in Hg; rising, then falling
Visibility: 70 miles
3-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
3-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
BHO SA 1455 200 SCT 250 SCT 70 073/29/19/3111G18/975/
FEW SC DSNT WNW-N AND OFFSHR DSNT NNE-ESE/ 8/505 50006

1 P.M.
Weather: Scattered stratocumulus, broken cirrostratus, broken cirrus
Temperature: 33F; Dew Point: 21F; Relative Humidity: 61%
Wind: WNW at 5 kts, wind light
Sea-level pressure: 29.72 in Hg; falling, then more rapidly
Visibility: 70 miles
6-hr Max temp: 33F
6-hr Min temp: 22F
6-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
6-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
Snow Depth:  2 ins.
BHO SA 1755 30 SCT E200 BKN 250 BKN 70 064/33/21/2905/972/
VIRGA DSNT SSE-SSW WND LGT/ 8/506 4/002 58009 10033 20022

SUMMARY FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…….34   NORMAL…..42
MIN…….26   NORMAL…..27
MEAN……30   NORMAL…..35

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL……………….  -5
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH………………. +30 [+4.8 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY……………35  DEPARTURE…….+5
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………..146  DEPARTURE……-31
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………1119  DEPARTURE…..-319
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE…….1455  DEPARTURE…..-336

PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY (MPH):
420C/Official…………..E44 WNW AT  6:48 A.M.
AEROVANE (south tower)…..44 WNW  AT  5:56 A.M.
ASOS…………………..41 NW   AT  6:49 A.M.
DAVIS #1……………….44 WNW  AT  5:58 A.M.
DAVIS #2 (south tower)…..44 NW   AT  5:58 A.M.
RMY……………………49
VECTOR…………………47
MERLIN…………………N/A

FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY:
CONTACTING/OFFICIAL………………………..27 WNW  AT   6:13 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….26 WNW  AT   8:21 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #1 AVERAGE……………30 WNW  AT   8:21 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #2 AVERAGE……………30 WNW  AT   8:22 A.M.

AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION:
CONTACTING/OFFICIAL……18.0 WNW  [432 total miles] ASOS…………………17.3      [415 total miles] DAVIS #1……………..18.8 WNW  [451 total miles] DAVIS #2……………..19.2 WNW  [461 total miles] RMY………………….16.7 NW   [401 total miles] VECTOR……………….17.7      [425 total miles]

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST):
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M…….0.00  DEPARTURE….-0.17
ASOS………….0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH………….2.81  DEPARTURE….+1.82
ASOS………….2.89
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………….47.38  DEPARTURE….-0.31
ASOS………..48.33

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST):
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HOURS ENDING 7 A.M………..0.0  DEPARTURE…..-0.4
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH……………….2.8  DEPARTURE…..+1.0
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON………………9.3  DEPARTURE…..+4.9

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER CALENDAR DAY DATA
DATE: MAX/MIN/MEAN/DEP/PRECIP/SNOW/SUN(MIN.)/SUN(%)/PEAK GUST/AERO/RMY GUST
AERO: Aerovane wind recording system 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
M:    Missing data

11/01   49/36/43/-3/0.69/0.0/006/01      38 W     AERO 40 W    RMY 39
11/02   40/31/36/-10/T/T/425/69          61 WNW   AERO 62 WNW  RMY 62
11/03   43/29/36/-10/0.00/0.0/473/77     48 WNW   AERO 53 WNW  RMY 48
11/04   54/30/42/-3/0.00/0.0/550/90      30 SSW   AERO 30 SSW  RMY 30
11/05   69/49/59/+14/0.00/0.0/548/90     37 SSW   AERO 40 SSW  RMY 38
11/06   72/55/64/+19/0.00/0.0/394/65     28 SW    AERO 28 SW   RMY M
11/07   75/54/65/+20/0.00/0.0/562/93     21 WSW   AERO 21 WSW  RMY 21
11/08   73/54/64/+20/0.00/0.0/584/97     18 W     AERO 18 W    RMY 19
11/09   74/52/63/+19/0.00/0.0/593/99     20 WSW   AERO 18 WSW  RMY 21
11/10   74/53/64/+20/0.00/0.0/597/100    30 SW    AERO 28 SW   RMY 31
11/11   73/58/66/+23/0.04/0.0/137/23     40 SW    AERO 44 SW   RMY 45
11/12   64/46/55/+12/0.04/0.0/000/00     32 NNW   AERO 31 NNW  RMY 33
11/13   48/38/43/0/0.30/0.0/000/00       22 NW    AERO 21 NW   RMY 25
11/14   49/32/41/-1/0.00/0.0/276/47      26 NW    AERO 28 NW   RMY 29
11/15   58/30/44/+2/0.62/0.0/311/53      60 S     AERO 67 S    RMY 65
11/16   53/39/46/+4/0.00/0.0/526/90      40 WNW   AERO 41 WNW  RMY 43
11/17   47/32/40/-1/0.00/0.0/204/35      28 NW    AERO 28 NW   RMY 30
11/18   32/19/26/-15/0.00/0.0/580/100    40 NW    AERO 46 NW   RMY 43
11/19   44/18/31/-10/0.00/0.0/393/68     37 SW    AERO 39 SW   RMY 43
11/20   63/44/54/+14/0.00/0.0/495/86     33 SSW   AERO 35 SSW  RMY 37
11/21   62/40/51/+11/0.00/0.0/339/59     24 W     AERO 23 W    RMY 27
11/22   45/33/39/-1/T/0.0/006/01         28 SE    AERO 28 SE   RMY 31
11/23   58/32/45/+6/1.77/0.0/000/00      42 WNW   AERO 48 WNW  RMY 46 TSTM
11/24   42/27/35/-4/0.00/0.0/569/100     31 WNW   AERO 32 WNW  RMY 33
11/25   50/26/38/-1/0.01/0.0/017/03      23 SSE   AERO 23 SSE  RMY 26
11/26   58/45/52/+14/0.36/0.0/000/00     36 S     AERO 37 S    RMY 41
11/27   53/46/50/+12/0.00/0.0/056/10     23 WNW   AERO 23 WNW  RMY 23
11/28   52/36/44/+6/T/0.0/180/32         28 WNW   AERO 30 WNW  RMY 27
11/29   52/33/43/+6/0.00/0.0/561/100     21 SSW   AERO 21 SSW  RMY 22
11/30   62/40/51/+14/1.35/0.0/000/00     81 SSE   AERO 82 SSE  RMY 86

DAILY RECORDS FOR NOVEMBER 2020

11/06/20: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 72F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 71F SET IN 1959 AND 2015

11/07/20: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 75F,
TIES PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75F SET IN 1938

11/08/20: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 72F SET IN 1938

11/09/20: DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 74F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 72F SET IN 1975

11/11/20: DAILY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 56F IN 2002
DAILY RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 73F,
BREAKS PREVIOUS RECORD OF 68F IN 1984

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER CALENDAR DAY DATA
DATE: MAX/MIN/MEAN/DEP/PRECIP/SNOW/SUN(MIN.)/SUN(%)/PEAK GUST/AERO/RMY GUST
AERO: Aerovane wind recording system 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
M:    Missing data

12/01   62/40/51/+14/0.61/0.0/…/..      60 S    AERO 67 W    RMY 64
12/02   42/32/37/+1/0.00/0.0/…/..       32 SW   AERO 32 SW   RMY 35
12/03   49/30/40/+4/0.00/0.0/…/..       25 SSW  AERO 25 SSW  RMY 28
12/04   58/40/49/+14/0.06/0.0/…/..      35 SSW  AERO 35 SSW  RMY 37
12/05   42/32/37/+2/2.13/2.8/…/..       58 NNW  AERO 58 NNW  RMY 67
12/06   34/26/30/-5/0.01/T/…/..        E44 WNW  AERO 44 WNW  RMY 49

12/07 The low since midnight is 22F, the daily normal low is 27F

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

RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 7
HIGH 74 IN 1998
LOW 6 IN 1906
PRECIP 1.67 INS. IN 1953
SNOWFALL 6.3 INS. IN 2003
PEAK GUST 76e SE IN 1976

RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 8
HIGH 62 IN 1966
LOW -4 IN 1906
PRECIP 1.54 INS. IN 1969
SNOWFALL 2.5 INS. IN 2001
PEAK GUST 78e W IN 1979

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Matt Douglas