Sunday, June 6, 2021

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME
SUNRISE: 0407E
SUNSET:  1918E

A HOT YET DRY SUMMER DAY ATOP GREAT BLUE HILL….

We observed 30 miles of visibility on average
today due to hazy conditions. Wind is westerly
with a max gust of 26 mph in the afternoon hours.
The average wind speed is around 15 mph at this
moment. Skies have very few clouds with abundant
sunshine.

Humidity has been dropping over the course of the
day, with a humidity of 35% at the 1 P.M. observation.
This yields a “dry heat”, making weather nice for hiking
considering you bring enough water! Observatory open
’till 4 P.M.  

The high so far today is 90F, which is 18 degrees
above the normal high of 72F. The low since midnight
is 69F, which is 15 degrees above the daily normal
low of 54F.

PRELIMINARY STATS FOR MAY 2021

TEMPERATURE, Deg. F
Avg. Max. 68.1 [+1.8]
Avg. Min. 48.0 [+0.2]
Mean      58.1 [+1.0]
24-hour corrected mean: 57.7
Max. for month: 87F on the 22nd, 23rd
Min. for month: 38F on the 1st

HEATING DEGREE DAYS
Total heating units:    237 [-31]
Total for the season:  5578 [-725]
Total for last season: 5812

PRECIPITATION, Inches
Total: 5.60 [+1.49]
Greatest in 24 hrs: N/A

WIND, mph
Avg. uncorrected wind speed: 10.9 mph
Avg. corrected wind speed:   11.4 mph
Prevailing wind direction:   WNW [16%]
Peak gust and direction:     44 ENE on the 29th

SUNSHINE:
Campbell-Stokes card minutes: 14478 minutes of a possible 26226 or 55%
Astronomical total minutes: 14977 minutes of a possible 27188 or 55%

 

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Scattered cirrus, few cumulus offshore
Temperature: 74F; Dew Point: 60F; Relative Humidity: 61%
Wind: W @ 8 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.00 in. Hg; falling, then rising
Visibility: 35 miles (hazy)
6-hr Max temp: 74F
6-hr Min temp: 69F
24-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1155 250 SCT 35 160/74/60/2608/000/ FEW CU OFFSHR HAZY/
8/101 51017 10074 20069

10 A.M.
Weather: Scattered cirrus
Temperature: 85F; Dew Point: 61F; Relative Humidity: 43%
Wind: W @ 12 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.01 in Hg; rising steadily
Visibility: 30 miles (hazy)
3-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1455 250 SCT 30 164/85/61/2612/001/ HAZY/ 8/001
51004

1 P.M.
Weather: Scattered cirrus
Temperature: 89F, Dew point: 59F; Relative Humidity: 37%
Wind: W @ 16G24 kts
Sea-level pressure: 29.99 in Hg; falling steadily
Visibility: 30 miles, hazy
6-hr Max temp: 90F
6-hr Min temp: 74F
6-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1755 250 SCT 30 156/89/59/2716G24/999/ HAZY/ 8/001 58008 10090
20074

SUMMARY FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…….87     NORMAL…..72
MIN…….60     NORMAL…..54
MEAN……74     NORMAL…..63

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR (1981-2010) NORMAL…….+11
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH……………….+26 [+5.0 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL THRU JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………… 0  DEPARTURE…… -4
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………… 3  DEPARTURE……-15
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………5581  DEPARTURE…..-740
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE…….5830  DEPARTURE…..-249

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JAN THRU DEC)
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………… 9  DEPARTURE…….+7
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE MONTH……………16  DEPARTURE…….+7
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………..45  DEPARTURE……+12
TOTAL COOLING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE………52  DEPARTURE…….-7

PEAK WIND GUST (MPH):
                     420C/Official…………..32 SSW @  2:38 P.M.
                     AEROVANE (south tower)…..37 SSW @  2:38 P.M.
                     ASOS…………………..33 SW  @  2:38 P.M.
                     DAVIS #1……………….34 SW  @  3:02 P.M.
                     DAVIS #2 (south tower)…..35 SW  @  2:37 P.M.
                     RMY……………………35     @  2:36 P.M.
                     VECTOR…………………38     @  2:37 P.M.
                     MERLIN…………………35

FASTEST MILE:
CONTACTING ANEMOMETER/OFFICIAL………………24 SSW @  2:52 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….24 SW  @  2:52 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #1 AVERAGE……………23 SW  @  2:52 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #2 AVERAGE……………25 SSW @  2:52 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE RMY AVERAGE………………..24 SW  @  2:48 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE VECTOR AVERAGE……………..24     @  2:49 P.M.

AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION:
                     CONTACTING/OFFICIAL……12.6 WSW [303 total miles]
                     ASOS…………………12.5
                     DAVIS #1……………..12.7 WSW
                     DAVIS #2……………..13.2 WSW
                     RMY………………….12.3 WSW
                     VECTOR……………….12.7


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………….0.03  DEPARTURE….-0.80
                             ASOS………….0.03
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………….20.69  DEPARTURE….-2.80
                              ASOS………..20.89


PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 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

05/01   62/38/50/-3/0.06/0.0/659/78       31 WNW  AERO 35 WNW  RMY 40
05/02   76/48/62/+9/0.01/0.0/220/26       41 SW   AERO 41 SW   RMY 46
05/03   67/48/58/+5/0.07/0.0/400/47       21 E    AERO 20 E    RMY 20
05/04   50/44/47/-7/0.78/0.0/000/00       36 NNE  AERO 32 NNE  RMY 37
05/05   48/44/46/-8/0.47/0.0/000/00       18 ESE  AERO 14 ESE  RMY 17
05/06   64/45/55/+1/0.00/0.0/780/91       33 NW   AERO 38 NNW  RMY 39
05/07   61/43/52/-3/0.00/0.0/516/60       28 ESE  AERO 22 ESE  RMY 26
05/08   54/40/47/-8/0.00/0.0/069/08       24 SSW  AERO 23 SSW  RMY 25
05/09   66/42/54/-1/T/0.0/579/67          30 SW   AERO 29 SW   RMY 34
05/10   60/45/53/-2/0.39/0.0/078/09       21 W    AERO 20 W    RMY 20
05/11   63/45/54/-2/0.00/0.0/764/88       38 WNW  AERO 41 WNW  RMY 41
05/12   65/41/53/-3/0.00/0.0/722/83       28 NW   AERO M  M    RMY 31
05/13   69/45/57/+1/0.00/0.0/759/87       22 WNW  AERO 21 WNW  RMY 21
05/14   76/49/63/+8/0.00/0.0/725/83       23 WNW  AERO 23 WNW  RMY 25
05/15   75/55/65/+8/0.01/0.0/569/65       24 SSE  AERO 26 SSE  RMY 26
05/16   78/54/66/+9/0.01/0.0/483/55       36 W    AERO 37 W    RMY 42
05/17   77/52/65/+8/0.00/0.0/722/82       20 SSW  AERO 21 SSW  RMY 21
05/18   81/54/68/+10/T/0.0/600/68         32 W    AERO 30 W    RMY 32
05/19   75/55/65/+7/0.00/0.0/778/88       25 NE   AERO 23 NNE  RMY 27
05/20   75/52/64/+6/0.00/0.0/842/95       18 ESE  AERO 18 ESE  RMY 19
05/21   78/50/64/+5/T/0.0/524/59          23 S    AERO 22 S    RMY 26
05/22   87/56/72/+13/T/0.0/285/32         25 WNW  AERO 21 WNW  RMY 24
05/23   87/58/73/+14/T/0.0/687/77         38 NNW  AERO 37 NNW  RMY 40
05/24   70/49/60/+1/0.00/0.0/839/94       30 S    AERO 35 S    RMY 33
05/25   75/47/61/+1/0.00/0.0/761/85       31 SW   AERO 35 SW   RMY 34
05/26   86/57/72/+12/0.21/0.0/736/82      30 S    AERO 36 S    RMY 35 TSTM
05/27   79/57/68/+8/0.02/0.0/691/77       25 N    AERO 25 WNW  RMY 27
05/28   58/43/51/-10/1.00/0.0/162/18      28 ENE  AERO 32 ENE  RMY 27
05/29   46/42/44/-17/1.50/0.0/000/00      44 ENE  AERO 47 ENE  RMY 50
05/30   46/45/46/-15/0.87/0.0/000/00      37 NE   AERO 40 NE   RMY 40
05/31   57/46/52/-9/0.20/0.0/027/03       22 NNE  AERO 25 WNW  RMY 25

RECORDS FOR THE MONTH:

Low maximum on the 30th of 46F, beating the old record of
51F set in 1996


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   74/50/62/0/0.00/…/..            20 WSW  AERO 24 WSW  RMY 22
06/02   80/55/68/+6/0.00/…/..           28 S    AERO 25 S    RMY 28
06/03   73/56/65/+3/0.01/…/..           29 SSW  AERO 29 SSW  RMY 29
06/04   77/61/69/+6/0.02/…/..           23 SW   AERO 25 WSW  RMY 25
06/05   87/60/74/+11/0.00/…/..          32 SSW  AERO 37 SSW  RMY 35

06/06   The low since midnight is 69F, the daily normal low is 54F
 

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

RECORDS FOR JUNE 6
HIGH 95F IN 1925
LOW 42F IN 1885, 1894, 1945
PRECIP 3.61 INS IN 2000
PEAK GUST 58 MPH NE IN 2000

RECORDS FOR JUNE 7
HIGH 93F IN 1999
LOW 40F IN 1932
PRECIP 4.01 INS IN 2006
PEAK GUST 58 MPH NE IN 1982

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Benjamin Turner

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