Saturday, February 13, 2021

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME
SUNRISE: 0643E
SUNSET:  1714E

OVERCAST SKIES WITH SOME EXCELLENT VISIBILITY….

We observed great visibility as a dry and cold airmass from
the north continues to dominate the region. An average of
85 miles could be seen, with 90 miles being seen at the
10 A.M. observation. Skies are overcast with a thin cirrus
layer, allowing for some muffled sunshine. Wind is on the
lighter side, allowing for easy viewing of the mountains
in western Massachusetts and southwestern New Hampshire.

The high so far today is 25F, 11 degrees below the daily
average max of 36F. The low since midnight is 15F, 3 degrees
below the normal minimum of 18F.
PRELIMINARY STATS FOR JANUARY 2021

TEMPERATURE, Deg. F
Avg. Max. 35.4 [+1.6]
Avg. Min. 22.5 [+5.4]
Mean      28.9 [+3.4]
24-hour corrected mean: 28.8
Max. for month: 52F on the 16th
Min. for month: 2F on the 31st

HEATING DEGREE DAYS
Total heating units:   1114 [-112]
Total for the season:  3044 [-487]
Total for last season: 3229

PRECIPITATION, Inches
Total: 2.32 [-2.03]
Greatest in 24 hrs: 1.36 on the 16th

SNOWFALL, Inches
Total: 7.2 [-9.9]
Greatest in 24 hrs: 4.2 on the 26th-27th

WIND, mph
Avg. uncorrected wind speed: 11.1 mph
Avg. corrected wind speed:   11.7 mph
Prevailing wind direction:   NW [25%]
Peak gust and direction:     48 ESE on the 16th

SUNSHINE:
Campbell-Stokes card minutes: 8052 minutes of a possible 17130 or 47%
Astronomical total minutes: 8314 minutes of a possible 17685 or 47%

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Scattered altocumulus, broken cirrocumulus
Temperature: 15F; Dew Point: -2F; Relative Humidity: 47%
Wind: NW @ 12G18 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.34 in Hg; rising steadily
Visibility: 60 miles
6-hr Max temp: 20F
6-hr Min temp: 15F
24-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
24-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
Snow Depth: 15 ins.
BHO SA 1155 140 SCT 220 BKN 60 275/15/-2/3312G18/034/ 8/089
4/015 53009 10020 20015

10 A.M.
Weather: Scattered altocumulus, broken cirrostratus
Temperature: 19F; Dew Point: -3F; Relative Humidity: 38%
Wind: NNW @ 7 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.35 in Hg; rising steadily
Visibility: 90 miles
3-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
3-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
BHO SA 1455 140 SCT 220 BKN 90 279/19/-3/3407/035/ 8/086 51004

1 P.M.
Weather: Scattered Altostratus/Altocumulus, broken cirrostratus
Temperature: 25F, Dew point: 9F; Relative Humidity: 50%
Wind: NNW @ 5 kts, light and variable
Sea-level pressure: 30.32 in Hg, falling steadily
Visibility: 80 miles
6-hr Max temp: 25F
6-hr Min temp: 15F
6-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
6-hr Snow: 0.0 ins.
Snow Depth: 14 ins.
BHO SA 1755 140 SCT 220 BKN 80 269/25/9/3405/032/ WND L/V/ 8/086
4/014 58010 10025 20015

SUMMARY FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…….25   NORMAL…..36
MIN……..8   NORMAL…..19
MEAN……17   NORMAL…..27

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR (1981-2010) NORMAL………-10
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH…………………+6 [+0.3 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY……………48  DEPARTURE……+10
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………..456  DEPARTURE…..  -7
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………3500  DEPARTURE…..-493
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE…….3593  DEPARTURE……-93

PEAK WIND GUST (MPH):
420C/Official…………..32 NW  @  7:28 A.M.
AEROVANE (south tower)…..35 NW  @  7:26 A.M.
ASOS…………………..33 NW  @  7:29 A.M.
DAVIS #1……………….32 NW  @  7:28 A.M.
DAVIS #2 (south tower)…..34 NW  @  7:28 A.M.
RMY……………………36     @  7:28 A.M
VECTOR…………………37     @  7:28 A.M.
MERLIN…………………33

FASTEST MILE:
CONTACTING ANEMOMETER/OFFICIAL………………22 NW  @  7:30 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….22 NW  @  7:30 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #1 AVERAGE……………23 NW  @  7:28 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #2 AVERAGE……………23 NW  @  7:28 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE RMY AVERAGE………………..22 NNW @  9:21 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE VECTOR AVERAGE……………..22     @  7:27 A.M.

AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION:
CONTACTING/OFFICIAL….10.1 NW [243 total miles]
ASOS………………..9.8
DAVIS #1……………10.7 NW
DAVIS #2……………10.8 NW
RMY………………..10.0 NW
VECTOR……………..10.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST):
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M…….0.00  DEPARTURE….-0.14
ASOS………….0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH………….3.69  DEPARTURE….+2.06
ASOS………….3.92
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR…………..6.01  DEPARTURE….+0.03
ASOS…………6.27

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST):
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HOURS ENDING 7 A.M………..0.0  DEPARTURE…. -0.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH………………29.0  DEPARTURE….+23.1
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON……………..62.4  DEPARTURE….+23.4

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 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

01/01   36/25/31/+4/0.06/0.3/330/60       23 E    AERO 23 NNW  RMY 23
01/02   43/30/37/+10/0.30/T/116/21        37 WNW  AERO 39 WNW  RMY 44
01/03   33/27/30/+4/0.07/0.8/000/00       23 NNE  AERO 22 NNE  RMY 25
01/04   37/28/33/+7/0.01/0.1/110/20       25 NNE  AERO 23 NNE  RMY 27
01/05   31/28/30/+4/0.05/0.7/000/00       21 NNW  AERO 21 NNW  RMY 22
01/06   38/28/33/+7/T/T/244/44            30 NW   AERO 29 NW   RMY 32
01/07   42/26/34/+8/0.00/0.0/516/93       28 NNW  AERO 26 NNW  RMY 31
01/08   40/21/31/+5/0.00/0.0/517/93       25 NNW  AERO 22 NNW  RMY 25
01/09   34/30/27/+1/0.00/0.0/395/71       25 N    AERO 23 N    RMY 24
01/10   39/24/32/+7/0.00/0.0/493/88       25 NNW  AERO 23 NNW  RMY 24
01/11   34/25/30/+5/0.00/0.0/000/00       17 SW   AERO 16 SSW  RMY 16
01/12   40/24/32/+7/0.00/0.0/438/78       23 WNW  AERO 23 WNW  RMY 24
01/13   40/26/33/+8/0.00/0.0/389/69       15 SW   AERO 14 SW   RMY 19
01/14   38/31/35/+10/0.09/T/000/00        16 SSW  AERO 16 SSW  RMY 19
01/15   40/32/36/+11/0.00/0.0/266/47      25 ESE  AERO 23 ESE  RMY 27 TSTM
01/16   52/33/43/+18/1.36/0.0/000/00      48 ESE  AERO 53 SE   RMY 54
01/17   41/32/37/+12/0.00/0.0/314/55      47 W    AERO 46 W    RMY 54
01/18   42/27/35/+10/T/0.0/366/64         35 W    AERO 37 WNW  RMY 36
01/19   39/23/31/+6/T/T/293/51            25 WNW  AERO 25 WNW  RMY 27
01/20   37/22/30/+5/T/T/144/25            32 WNW  AERO 33 WNW  RMY 34
01/21   31/17/24/-1/T/0.1/081/14          23 WNW  AERO 24 SSW  RMY 24
01/22   42/29/36/+11/0.00/0.0/220/38      28 WNW  AERO 24 WNW  RMY 29
01/23   29/14/22/-3/0.00/0.0/442/76       41 WNW  AERO 41 WNW  RMY 46
01/24   29/13/21/-4/0.00/0.0/571/98       43 WNW  AERO 48 WNW  RMY 44
01/25   35/15/25/0/0.00/0.0/574/98        28 NW   AERO 29 NW   RMY 30
01/26   36/20/28/+3/0.17/2.4/223/38       18 E    AERO 18 E    RMY 20
01/27   33/27/30/+5/0.12/1.9/000/00       16 NNW  AERO 17 NNW  RMY 17
01/28   29/13/21/-4/0.09/0.9/000/00       39 NW   AERO 48 NW   RMY 42
01/29   15/4/10/-15/0.00/0.0/250/42       44 NW   AERO 46 NW   RMY 50
01/30   19/3/11/-15/0.00/0.0/591/99       24 NW   AERO 28 NW   RMY 27
01/31   23/2/13/-13/0.00/0.0/431/72       18 NW   AERO 18 NW   RMY 19

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 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

02/01   32/21/27/+1/1.86/12.7/000/00      53 NE   AERO 65 NE   RMY 62
02/02   34/29/32/+6/0.91/1.6/000/00       52 NNE  AERO 55 NE   RMY 58
02/03   34/26/30/+4/0.01/0.2/036/06       20 NW   AERO 20 NW   RMY 22
02/04   37/26/32/+6/0.02/0.7/158/26       23 NW   AERO 22 NW   RMY M
02/05   39/26/33/+7/0.01/T/000/00         33 S    AERO 32 S    RMY 30
02/06   40/28/34/+8/0.00/0.0/595/97       42 WSW  AERO 41 WSW  RMY 47
02/07   35/25/30/+3/0.71/11.6/000/00      27 WNW  AERO 28 WNW  RMY 30
02/08   27/13/20/-7/0.00/0.0/619/100      29 NW   AERO 31 WNW  RMY 32
02/09   27/18/23/-4/0.17/2.2/000/00       16 N    AERO 16 N    RMY 17
02/10   31/15/23/-4/0.00/0.0/…/..       26 WNW  AERO 25 WNW  RMY 28
02/11   31/15/23/-4/0.00/0.0/…/..       28 NW   AERO 26 NW   RMY 31
02/12   25/8/17/-10/0.00/0.0/…/..       32 NW   AERO 35 NW   RMY 36

The low since midnight is 15F, the daily normal low is 19F

DAILY RECORDS

02/01 -RECORD SNOWFALL OF 12.7 INS, BREAKING PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 11.0 INS SET IN 1898
02/01 -RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.86 INS, BREAKING PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 1.30 INS SET IN 1898

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

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 13
HIGH 64F IN 1951
LOW -10F IN 1967
PRECIP 2.80 INCHES IN 2008
SNOWFALL 13.5 INCHES IN 1894
PEAK GUST 60 MPH SE IN 1972

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 14
HIGH 56F IN 1949
LOW -14F IN 2016
PRECIP 2.09 INCHES IN 2007
SNOWFALL 11.0 INCHES IN 1914
PEAK GUST 83 MPH SSW IN 2000

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Benjamin Turner

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