Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH MORE CONVECTIVE, PUFFY
CLOUDS IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS….

We observed a thick fog this morning that limited
visibility to a 1/16th mile. It broke shortly
after, leaving a haze that left a visibility of
40 miles at the 1 P.M. observation. Wind was
southwesterly, with an average speed of 15 mph
and a max gust of 25 mph. The more stratiform
and flat layer of clouds seen this morning has
started to become more puffy and cumuliform as
result of decent surface heating and abundant
moisture. Humidity is hanging around 70%, which
is high for a summer day (dew point of 71F).

The high so far today is 82 degrees, this is
a degree above the daily normal high of 81F.
The low since midnight is 64F, which is a degree
below the daily normal low of 63F.

PRELIMINARY STATS FOR JUNE 2020

TEMPERATURE, Deg. F
Avg. Max. 78.0 [+3.0]
Avg. Min. 59.1 [+2.0]
Mean      68.6 [+2.5]
24-hour corrected mean: 67.5
Max. for month: 90F on the 20th
Min. for month: 42F on the 1st

HEATING DEGREE DAYS
Total heating units:     40 [-33]
Total for the season:  5852 [-402]
Total for last season: 6254

COOLING DEGREE DAYS
Total cooling units:    152  [+47]
Total for the season:   184  [+55]
Total for last season:  89

PRECIPITATION, Inches
Total: 7.56 [+3.25]
Greatest in 24 hrs: N/A

WIND, mph
Avg. uncorrected wind speed: 9.1 mph
Avg. corrected wind speed:   9.8 mph
Prevailing wind direction:   S [15%]
Peak gust and direction:     55 SW on the 6th

SUNSHINE:
Campbell-Stokes card minutes: 15996 minutes of a possible 26376 or 61%
Astronomical total minutes: 16650 minutes of a possible 27422 or 61%

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Fog
Temperature: 68F; Dew Point: 68F; Relative Humidity: 100%
Wind: S at 10 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.06 ins. Hg: falling then rising
Visibility: 1/16 mile, fog
6-hr Max temp: 68F
6-hr Min temp: 64F
24-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1155 X W2 1/16F 181/68/68/1910/006/ 8//// 51001
10068 20064

10 A.M.
Weather: Overcast stratocumulus
Temperature: 77F; Dew Point: 70F; Relative Humidity: 80%
Wind: SSW at 10 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.04 ins. Hg: falling steadily
Visibility: 20 miles, hazy
3-hr Precip:  0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1455 E30 OVC 20 174/77/70/2010/004/ HAZY/
8/8// 56007

1 P.M.
Weather: Broken cumulus and altocumulus
Temperature: 82F; Dew Point: 71F; Relative Humidity: 70%
Wind: SSW at 14G18 kts
Sea-level pressure: 29.99 ins. Hg: falling steadily
Visibility: 40 miles
6-hr Max temp: 82F
6-hr Min temp: 68F
6-hr Precip:  0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1755 E30 BKN 120 BKN 40 157/82/71/2014G18/999/ 8/830
58017 10082 20068

SUMMARY FOR TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…..78   NORMAL…..80
MIN…..60   NORMAL…..62
MEAN….69   NORMAL…..71

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL…………….. -2
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH…………….. -5 [-0.9 DEGREES/DAY]

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JAN TO DEC)
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY………………4  DEPARTURE……. -2
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE MONTH……………..35  DEPARTURE……..-9
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………….. 219  DEPARTURE…….+46
TOTAL COOLING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……….165  DEPARTURE…….+54

PEAK GUST AND AVERAGE WIND SPEED (MPH)
PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY………………..26 S   AT  1:48 P.M.
AERO…………………….25 S   AT  7:33 P.M.
ASOS…………………….25 S   AT  2:46 P.M.
DAVIS……………………26 S   AT  3:52 P.M RMY 26
FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY………………….17 S   AT  2:45 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….18 SSW AT  4:01 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS AVERAGE………………18 S   AT  2:00 P.M.
AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION……………9.6 S
ASOS……………………9.7
DAVIS…………………..9.3 S [180 deg.]

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M….0.00  DEPARTURE……-0.11
ASOS…………..0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH……….0.55  DEPARTURE……-0.21
ASOS…………..0.55
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR……….27.90  DEPARTURE……+0.17
ASOS………….28.56

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JUNE CALENDAR DAY DATA
DATE: MAX/MIN/MEAN/DEP/PRECIP/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

06/01  64/42/53/-9/T/0.0/724/80            28 WNW  AERO 29 WNW RMY 28
06/02  72/45/59/-3/…./0.0/689/76         28 W    AERO 27 W   RMY 28
06/03  79/55/67/+5/T/0.0/400/44            29 W    AERO 28 W   RMY 26
06/04  87/62/75/+12/…./0.0/673/74        26 W    AERO 25 S   RMY N/A
06/05  80/65/73/+10/…./0.0/300/33        28 SSW  AERO 28 SSW RMY N/A TSTM
06/06  86/57/72/+9/…./0.0/301/33         55 SW   AERO 59 SW  RMY 59  TSTM
06/07  68/54/61/-3/0.00/0.0/255/28         24 NW   AERO 24 NW  RMY N/A
06/08  77/51/64/0/0.00/0.0/866/95          25 W    AERO 24 W   RMY 25
06/09  77/60/69/+5/T/0.0/110/12            23 E    AERO 21 E   RMY N/A
06/10  70/58/64/-1/T/0.0/658/72            25 E    AERO 24 E   RMY N/A
06/11  71/64/68/+3/0.62/0.0/165/18         40 S    AERO 40 S   RMY 42
06/12  82/63/73/+8/0.00/0.0/705/77         26 W    AERO 25 W   RMY 27
06/13  71/53/62/-3/0.00/0.0/669/73         21 WNW  AERO 20 WNW RMY N/A
06/14  67/49/58/-8/0.00/0.0/852/93         21 E    AERO 21 ENE RMY 21
06/15  67/53/60/-6/5/0/0.0/696/76          21 NE   AERO 16 ENE RMY 20
06/16  73/54/64/-2/0.00/0.0/889/97         18 E    AERO 18 E   RMY 18
06/17  78/57/68/+1/0.00/0.0/889/97         20 S    AERO 20 S   RMY 20
06/18  86/59/73/+6/0.00/0.0/715/78         22 S    AERO 22 SSW RMY 22
06/19  86/66/76/+9/0.00/0.0/789/86         22 S    AERO 22 S   RMY 21
06/20  90/65/78/+10/0.00/0.0/834/91        22 S    AERO 21 S   RMY 21
06/21  90/66/78/+10/0.83/0.0/514/56        33 ESE  AERO 35 ESE RMY 33  TSTM
06/22  77/65/71/+3/0.00/0.0/761/83         15 E    AERO 17 S   RMY 14
06/23  85/65/75/+7/0.00/0.0/431/47         27 S    AERO 24 S   RMY 26
06/24  84/66/75/+6/0.00/0.0/348/38         25 S    AERO 24 S   RMY 25
06/25  84/63/74/+5/0.00/0.0/806/88         29 W    AERO 29 W   RMY 29
06/26  83/65/74/+5/0.02/0.0/769/84         25 S    AERO 25 S   RMY 27
06/27  82/65/74/+5/0.05/0.0/330/36         21 S    AERO 20 S   RMY 20
06/28  84/62/73/+3/3.27/0.0/421/46         35 W    AERO 33 N   RMY 37  TSTM
06/29  71/61/66/-4/…./0.0/064/07         18 NE   AERO 18 NE  RMY 18  TSTM
06/30  68/62/65/-5/…./…/027/03         14 ENE  AERO 14 ENE RMY 13

Record rainfall on the 28th of 3.27″. Old record 2.09″ in 1938

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JULY CALENDAR DAY DATA
DATE: MAX/MIN/MEAN/DEP/PRECIP/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

07/01  76/63/70/0/0.00/…/…/..          16 E    AERO 14 E   RMY 14  TSTM
07/02  86/61/74/4/0.00/…/…/..          30 WSW  AERO 25 WSW RMY 33
07/03  73/60/67/-4/0.00/…/…/..         30 NE   AERO 28 NE  RMY 30
07/04  79/60/70/-1/0.00/…/..             16 S    AERO 16 S   RMY 16
07/05  83/63/73/+2/0.54/…/..             24 NW   AERO 30 NW  RMY 26  TSTM
07/06  73/60/67/-4/0.00/…/..             20 ENE  AERO 16 NNE RMY 18
07/07  78/60/69/-2/0.00/…/..             25 S    AERO 25 S   RMY 26

07/08 The low since midnight is 64F, the daily normal low is 63F

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

RECORDS FOR JULY 8
HIGH 95F IN 1981
LOW 50F IN 1919
PRECIP 1.74 INS IN 1916
PEAK GUST 46e SSW IN 1941

RECORDS FOR JULY 9
HIGH 98F IN 1912
LOW 47F IN 1909
PRECIP 3.74 INS IN 1921
WIND 46 MPH NW IN 1992

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Benjamin Turner

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