Monday, July 19, 2021

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

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME
SUNRISE: 0424E
SUNSET:  1916E

MORNING FOG AND DRIZZLE LIFTED, BUT STILL A CLOUDY DAY….

Dense fog and drizzle were the theme all morning with the
visibility only around 1/8th of a mile. The fog finally
lifted around noon-time, however very light drizzle
persisted into the early afternoon hours before ending.

Despite the increase in visibility, skies have remained
cloudy and marks the second day in a row with no sun, at
least through mid afternoon. We’ll see if we can manage a
peek or two late this afternoon.

The same old story of measurable rainfall continues with
0.09″ having been deposited in the gauge through 7 A.M.,
between some showers yesterday and drizzle overnight. An
additional 0.06″ was measured between 7 A.M. and 10 A.M.
this morning! The monthly total now stands at 10.52″, which
is currently in 3rd place for wettest July, and is only
1.15″ from tying the wettest July on record!

Here are the rankings for wettest Julys as compiled by our
Chief Scientist, Mike Iacono…

BHO Wettest Julys, inches (1885-2021)

1) 11.67 in 1938
2) 10.68 in 1988
3) 10.43 in 1921
4) 9.52 in 1915
5) 8.47 in 1889
6) 7.62 in 2009
7) 7.55 in 1916

The high so far today is 68F, 14 degrees below the daily
normal maximum of 82F. The low so far today is 63F, which is
1 degree below the daily normal minimum.

On a side note, the renovations have now begun in earnest.
We are no longer operating out of the tower and have moved to
another part of the building. All wind instruments on the main
tower have been taken offline and will remain so until further
notice. Please be patient with us as we navigate through our
new routine. Data at times may be delayed.

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Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Sky obscured, vertical visibility 200 feet, light drizzle
Temperature: 64F; Dew Point: 64F; Relative Humidity: 100%
Wind: NE @ 7 kts
Sea-level pressure: 29.96 in. Hg; rising, then steady
Visibility: 1/8th mile, fog
6-hr Max temp: 64F
6-hr Min temp: 63F
24-hr Precip: 0.09 in.
BHO SA 1155 X W2 1/8L-F 146/64/64/0407/996/ 8//// 51008
6001/ 70009 10064 20063

10 A.M.
Weather: Sky obscured, vertical visibility 200 feet, light drizzle
Temperature: 65F; Dew Point: 65F; Relative Humidity: 100%
Wind: N @ 3 kts, wind light and variable
Sea-level pressure: 29.97 in Hg; steady, then rising
Visibility: 1/8th mile, fog
3-hr Precip: 0.06 ins.
BHO SA 1455 X W2 1/8L-F 149/65/65/3503/997/ WND L/V/ 8////
53003 6006/


1 P.M.
Weather: Broken stratus fractus, overcast stratus, light drizzle
Temperature: 67F, Dew point: 67F; Relative Humidity: 100%
Wind: NW @ 3 kts, wind light  
Sea-level pressure: 29.96in Hg; falling, then steady
Visibility: 8 miles, thin fog
6-hr Max temp: 68F
6-hr Min temp: 64F
6-hr Precip: 0.06 ins.
BHO SA 1755 E5 BKN 12 OVC 8L- 146/67/67/3203/996/ THN F ALQDS
PCPN VRY LGT WND LGT/ 8/6// 56003 6006/ 10068 20064


SUMMARY FOR SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…….74     NORMAL…..82
MIN…….63     NORMAL…..64
MEAN……69     NORMAL…..73

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR (1991-2020) NORMAL……….-4
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH…………………-73 [-4.3 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON: JUL 2021 THRU JUN 2022)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………….0  DEPARTURE………0
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH……………26  DEPARTURE…….+22
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………..26  DEPARTURE…….+22
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……….1  DEPARTURE…….+25

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON: JAN 2021 THRU DEC 2021)
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………….4  DEPARTURE……..-4
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE MONTH……………87  DEPARTURE…….-52
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………….313  DEPARTURE…….+35
TOTAL COOLING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……..312  DEPARTURE……..+1

PEAK WIND GUST (MPH):
                     Official……………….22 NE  @  7:38 P.M.
                     AEROVANE (south tower)…..22 NE  @ 10:19 P.M.
                     VECTOR #2 (south tower)….24     @  7:34 P.M.
                     DAVIS #2 (south tower)…..21 ENE @  7:39 P.M.
                     ASOS………..OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     VECTOR #1……OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     DAVIS #1…….OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     RMY…………OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS  
                     MERLIN………OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS


FASTEST MILE:
CONTACTING ANEMOMETER/OFFICIAL………………15 NE  @  7:49 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE VECTOR #2 AVERAGE…………..16     @  7:44 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #2 AVERAGE……………16 E   @  5:26 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE…….OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #1 AVERAGE…OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE VECTOR #1 AVERAGE..OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE RMY AVERAGE……..OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS

AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION:
                     CONTACTING/OFFICIAL…… 8.8 NE [212 total miles]
                     VECTOR #2……………. 9.6
                     DAVIS #2…………….. 9.5 E
                     RMY……………..OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     ASOS…………….OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     VECTOR #1………..OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS
                     DAVIS #1…………OUT OF SERVICE D/T RENOVATIONS   

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST):
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M…….0.09  DEPARTURE….-0.01
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH…………10.46  DEPARTURE….+8.46
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………….33.84  DEPARTURE….+4.87

 

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   80/65/73/+2/0.74/155/17           22 W   AERO 20 WSW  RMY 21
07/02   65/55/60/-11/1.49/000/00          37 NE  AERO 36 NE   RMY 39
07/03   56/54/55/-17/1.98/000/00          41 NE  AERO 44 NE   RMY 45 TSTM
07/04   66/54/60/-12/0.16/191/21          26 ENE AERO 23 ENE  RMY 26
07/05   74/53/64/-8/0.01/546/60           26 SSW AERO 28 SSW  RMY 27
07/06   87/66/77/+5/0.26/255/28           37 W   AERO 48 W    RMY 38 TSTM
07/07   88/88/77/+5/0.77/699/77           63 NW  AERO 75 NW   RMY 70 TSTM
07/08   67/59/63/-9/0.38/109/12           46 W   AERO 46 W    RMY 51 TSTM
07/09   73/62/68/-5/3.02/163/18           40 WNW AERO 44 WNW  RMY 43
07/10   71/63/67/-6/0.07/109/12           23 NE  AERO 21 NNE  RMY 22
07/11   81/61/71/-2/T/325/36              21 SW  AERO 19 S    RMY N/A
07/12   67/61/64/-9/1.01/000/00           31 ENE AERO 31 ENE  RMY N/A
07/13   66/60/63/-10/0.02/000/00          19 E   AERO 18 E    RMY N/A
07/14   80/62/71/-2/0.01/…/..           19 S   AERO 18 S    RMY N/A
07/15   88/67/78/+5/0.00/…/..           19 WSW AERO 18 SSW  RMY N/A
07/16   90/70/80/+7/0.04/…/..           36 NNW AERO 39 NNW  RMY N/A TSTM
07/17   78/64/71/-2/0.34/…/..           26 ENE AERO 25 ENE  RMY N/A TSTM
07/18   74/63/69/-4/0.15/…/..           22 NE  AERO 22 NE   RMY N/A TSTM

07/19   The low since midnight is 63F, the daily normal low is 64F

RECORDS FOR JULY:
JULY 2: Record daily precipitation of 1.49″,
        Surpasses previous record of 1.42″ set in 1986

JULY 3: Record daily precipitation of 1.98″,
        Surpasses previous record of 1.36″ set in 1985

JULY 7: Record peak gust of 63 MPH,
        Surpasses previous record of 55 MPH set in 1989


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

RECORDS FOR JULY 19
HIGH 96F IN 1977, 1991
LOW 50F IN 1890
PRECIP 1.10 INS IN 1951
WIND 63 MPH SSW IN 1982

RECORDS FOR JULY 20
HIGH 99F IN 1991
LOW 47F IN 1890
PRECIP 1.64 INS IN 1938
WIND 56e MPH SSW IN 1943

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Matt Douglas

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