Monday, September 6, 2021

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME
SUNRISE: 0515E
SUNSET:  1809E
 
A MURKY START TRANSITIONED TO A BRILLIANT LABOR DAY AFTERNOON….

Clouds and a touch of fog were observed to start the day along
with moderate levels of humidity. However, as the morning progressed,
the clouds cleared out leaving us with abundant sunshine. Some
cumulus clouds have popped up into this afternoon just helping to
decorate the sky. All in all a very nice afternoon for any holiday
plans!

Humidity levels have dropped since this morning with the dew point
lowering from the mid 60s this morning to the upper 50s by mid
afternoon.

A nice westerly breeze has kicked up a bit this afternoon gusting
to between 20-25 mph.

The high so far today is 80F, this is 4 degrees above the daily
normal maximum of 76F. The low so far today is 66F, which is 7
degrees above the daily normal minimum of 59F.


PRELIMINARY STATS FOR AUGUST 2021

TEMPERATURE, Deg. F
Avg. Max. 81.6 [+1.4]
Avg. Min. 65.4 [+2.8]
Mean      73.5 [+2.1]
24-hour corrected mean: 72.6
Max. for month: 92F on the 13th
Min. for month: 58F on the 1st

HEATING DEGREE DAYS
Total heating units:      0 [-11]
Total for the season:    28 [+25]
Total for last season:    3

COOLING DEGREE DAYS
Total cooling units:     271 [+62]
Total for the season:    650 [+54]
Total for last season:   757

PRECIPITATION, Inches
Total: 5.37 [+1.46]
Greatest in 24 hrs: N/A

WIND, mph
Avg. uncorrected wind speed:  8.8 mph
Avg. corrected wind speed:    9.5 mph
Prevailing wind direction:   SSW [14%]
Peak gust and direction:     47 ESE on the 22nd

SUNSHINE:
Campbell-Stokes card minutes: 12612 minutes of a possible 24780, or 51%
Astronomical total minutes: 13116 minutes of a possible 25728, or 51%

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Scattered altocumulus, broken altocumulus/castellanus,
few stratus fractus all quadrants, few stratocumulus distant all quadrants
Temperature: 66F; Dew Point: 65F; Relative Humidity: 98%
Wind: W @ 7 kts
Sea-level pressure: 1008.9 mb; 29.79 in. Hg; steady then rising
Visibility: 12 miles, thin fog
6-hr Max temp: 66F
6-hr Min temp: 66F
24-hr Precip: 0.04 ins.
BHO SA 1155 75 SCT E110 BKN 12 089/66/65/2607/979/ FEW STFRA ALQDS
FEW SC DSNT ALQDS THN F ALQDS/ 8/780 53004 70004 10066 20066

10 A.M.
Weather: Scattered cumulus, scattered altocumulus
Temperature: 73F; Dew Point: 64F; Relative Humidity: 74%
Wind: WNW @ 5 kts, wind light
Sea-level pressure: 1009.1 mb; 29.80 in Hg; rising, then falling
Visibility: 60 miles
3-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1455 25 SCT 110 SCT 60 091/73/64/2905/980/ WND LGT/ 8/270 50002

1 P.M.
Weather: Scattered cumulus, scattered altostratus, thin scattered cirrus
Temperature: 79F, Dew point: 61F; Relative Humidity: 54%
Wind: W @ 9G17 kts
Sea-level pressure: 1007.8 mb; 29.76 in Hg; falling, then more rapidly
Visibility: 60 miles
6-hr Max temp: 80F
6-hr Min temp: 66F
6-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1755 35 SCT 95 SCT 250 -SCT 60 078/79/61/2709G17/976/ 8/271 58013
10080 20066

SUMMARY FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…….72     NORMAL…..77
MIN…….60     NORMAL…..59
MEAN……66     NORMAL…..68

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR (1991-2020) NORMAL…………-2
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH……………………-23 [-4.8 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON: JUL 2021 THRU JUN 2022)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………….0  DEPARTURE……..-1
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………….8  DEPARTURE……..+3
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON…………..36  DEPARTURE…….+13
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……….4  DEPARTURE…….+32

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON: JAN 2021 THRU DEC 2021)
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………….1  DEPARTURE……..-3
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………….2  DEPARTURE…….-20
TOTAL COOLING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………….652  DEPARTURE…….+34
TOTAL COOLING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……..774  DEPARTURE……-122

PEAK WIND GUST (MPH):
                     Official……………….27 S   @  8:51 P.M.
                     AEROVANE (south tower)…..29 S   @  9:31 P.M.
                     VECTOR #2 (south tower)….29     @  9:01 P.M.
                     DAVIS #2 (south tower)…..33 S   @  8:52 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………………23 S   @  9:00 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE VECTOR #2 AVERAGE…………..22     @  9:13 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS #2 AVERAGE……………22 S   @  8:54 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…….11.1 S   [267 total miles]
                     VECTOR #2……………..11.8
                     DAVIS #2………………11.7 SSW
                     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…….0.04  DEPARTURE….-0.08
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH………….4.04  DEPARTURE….+3.46
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………….44.38  DEPARTURE….+9.45

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR AUGUST 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

08/01   77/58/68/-5/T/589/68             23 SSW AERO 24 SSW RMY N/A
08/02   78/61/70/-3/T/821/95             28 WNW AERO 28 WNW RMY N/A
08/03   76/60/68/-5/0.00/302/35          15 N   AERO 16 N   RMY N/A
08/04   75/61/68/-5/0.71/077/09          21 ESE AERO 21 ESE RMY N/A
08/05   68/61/65/-8/1.68/000/00          28 NE  AERO 28 NE  RMY N/A
08/06   85/62/74/+1/0.00/727/85          19 S   AERO 20 WSW RMY N/A
08/07   88/66/77/+4/0.00/520/61          23 SW  AERO 23 SW  RMY N/A
08/08   80/67/74/+2/T/128/15             16 SW  AERO 16 WNW RMY N/A
08/09   75/64/70/-2/0.25/076/09          22 ENE AERO 21 NE  RMY N/A
08/10   78/63/71/-1/0.12/203/24          19 S   AERO 20 S   RMY N/A
08/11   89/70/80/+8/0.00/667/79          29 SSW AERO 28 SSW RMY N/A
08/12   91/71/81/+9/T/580/69             36 WSW AERO 37 WSW RMY N/A TSTM
08/13   92/73/83/+11/0.00/696/83         18 WSW AERO 18 WSW RMY N/A
08/14   87/69/78/+6/T/601/72             25 W   AERO 25 NNW RMY N/A
08/15   80/62/71/-1/0.00/800/96          19 NNW AERO 20 NNW RMY N/A
08/16   78/59/69/-3/0.00/564/68          15 S   AERO 15 S   RMY N/A
08/17   82/63/73/1/0.00/555/67           22 SSW AERO 23 SSW RMY N/A
08/18   86/66/76/+5/0.00/338/41          21 SSW AERO 22 SSW RMY N/A
08/19   81/69/75/+4/0.62/222/27          41 S   AERO 43 S   RMY N/A
08/20   78/70/74/+3/0.01/066/08          21 WSW AERO N/A    RMY N/A
08/21   86/69/78/+7/0.00/581/71          17 S   AERO 17 S   RMY N/A
08/22   74/66/70/-1/0.78/000/00          47 ESE AERO 48 ESE RMY N/A
08/23   83/68/76/+5/1.17/333/41          25 SSE AERO 26 SSE RMY N/A TSTM
08/24   86/67/77/+6/0.01/567/70          21 NNW AERO 21 NNW RMY N/A
08/25   89/70/80/+10/0.00/783/97         17 SW  AERO 18 SW  RMY N/A
08/26   92/72/82/+12/0.00/765/95         19 WSW AERO 18 WSW RMY N/A
08/27   89/70/80/+10/T/626/78            30 ENE AERO 30 ENE RMY N/A
08/28   70/59/65/-5/0.02/296/37          34 ENE AERO 34 ENE RMY N/A
08/29   72/59/66/-4/T/016/02             20 S   AERO 21 S   RMY N/A
08/30   84/67/76/+7/0.00/246/31          25 SW  AERO 26 SW  RMY N/A
08/31   80/65/73/+4/0.00/371/47          27 WNW AERO 28 WNW RMY N/A

RECORDS FOR THE MONTH

08/22 NEW PEAK GUST RECORD OF 47 MPH,
      BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF 44 MPH IN 1987

PRELIMINARY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 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

09/01   68/56/62/-7/1.47/…/..          34 NNE AERO 37 NNE RMY N/A    
09/02   71/55/63/-6/2.53/…/..          49 ENE AERO 52 ENE RMY N/A
09/03   72/52/62/-6/0.00/…/..          23 NW  AERO 23 NW  RMY N/A
09/04   76/55/66/-2/0.00/…/..          22 WNW AERO 21 WNW RMY N/A
09/05   72/60/66/-2/0.04/…/..          27 S   AERO 29 S   RMY N/A

09/06   The low since midnight is 66F, the daily normal low is 59F

DAILY EXTREMES

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

RECORDS FOR SEPTEMBER 6
HIGH 92F IN 1900, 2018
LOW 39F IN 1888
PRECIP 3.19 INCHES IN 1890
PEAK GUST 78e MPH SE IN 1979 (TROPICAL STORM DAVID)

RECORDS FOR SEPTEMBER 7
HIGH 92F IN 2007, 2015
LOW 40F IN 1888
PRECIP 2.91 INCHES IN 1891
PEAK GUST 58e MPH W IN 1941

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Matt Douglas

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