Saturday, February 10, 2018

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

DAILY DISCUSSION AND CLIMATE SUMMARY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, INTERMITTENT RAIN
SHOWERS, AND OVERCAST SKIES…

A moderate southern wind has caused temperatures
to rise well above normal today with a high of
51F by 1:00 P.M. This is 16 degrees above the
normal of 35F. The low today since midnight of
28F is 10 degrees above normal. Temperatures
have risen 35 degrees since yesterday morning’s
minimum of 16F.
Skies remained overcast today with the sun dimly
visible. A couple rain showers quickly moved though
only leaving a trace so far today. Visibility
was obscured all day by fog and reached a maximum
of 40 miles at 1:00 P.M. Humidity dropped throughout
the day but dew points still remained high due to
the above average temperatures.

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Fog
Temperature: 36F; Dew Point: 35F; Wind: S at 17G24 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.32 ins. Hg, falling, then more rapidly
Visibility: 1/2 mile
6-hr Max temp: 36F
6-hr Min temp: 28F
24-hr precip: Trace
24-hr snowfall: 0.0 ins.
Snow depth: 0 ins.
BHO SA 1155 W3 X 1/2F 267/36/35/1717G24/032/
8//// 58010 10036 20028

10 A.M.
Weather: Broken stratus fractus, overcast stratus
Temperature: 42F; Dew Point: 41F; Wind: S at 12G19 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.30 ins. Hg, rising, then falling
Visibility: 15 miles, except NNE-SSW 30 miles,
distant fog in all directions
3-hr precip: 0.00 ins.
3-hr snowfall: 0.0 ins.
BHO SA 1455 E10 BKN E30 OVC 15 262/42/41/1912G19/030/ DSNT FG
ALQDS VSBY 30 NNE-SSW SUN DMLY VSBL/ 8/6// 58005

1 P.M.
Weather: Broken stratus fractus, overcast stratus
Temperature: 51F; Dew Point: 43F; Wind: S at 12G20 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.23 ins. Hg, falling, then more quickly
Visibility: 40 miles, distant fog in all directions
6-hr Max temp: 51F
6-hr Min temp: 36F
6-hr precip: Trace
6-hr snowfall: 0.0 ins.
Snow depth: 0 in.
BHO SA 1755 E30 BKN E100 OVC 40 237/51/43/1812G20/023/ DSNT FG
ALQDS SUN DMLY VSBL/ 8/6// 58025 MANUAL 600// 10051 20036

SUMMARY FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…..30   NORMAL…..35
MIN…..16   NORMAL…..18
MEAN….23   NORMAL…..27

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL………………………..-4
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH………………………..+6 [+0.5 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY………….42   DEPARTURE……….+4
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH…………342   DEPARTURE……….-7
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON……….3663   DEPARTURE……..-217
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE…..3340   DIFFERENCE…….+323

PEAK GUST AND AVERAGE WIND SPEED (MPH)
PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY………………..28 S AT 11:57 P.M.
AERO…………………….25 S AT 11:58 P.M.
ASOS…………………….26 S AT 11:54 P.M.
DAVIS……………………25 M AT 11:59 P.M.** RMY N/A
FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY………………….19 S AT 11:53 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….20 S AT 11:55 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS AVERAGE………………19 M AT 11:55 P.M.**
AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION…………..11.3 S
ASOS…………………..11.6
DAVIS………………….10.4 **
** Davis direction malfunctioning

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M….0.00  DEPARTURE……-0.13
ASOS…………..0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH……….1.61  DEPARTURE……+0.40
ASOS…………..1.69
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………..7.61  DEPARTURE……+2.05
ASOS…………..8.27

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M……….0.0  DEPARTURE……..-0.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH…………….3.6  DEPARTURE……..-0.8
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON…………..38.1  DEPARTURE……..+0.5

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

2/1 45/27/36/+10/…./0.0/…/..      36 SSW AERO 35 SSW RMY N/A
2/2 34/08/21/-5/…./…/…/..       43 WNW AERO 46 WNW RMY 46
2/3 25/04/15/-11/0.00/0.0/…/..      26 S   AERO 24 S   RMY 30
2/4 45/23/34/+8/…/T/…/..          31 SSE AERO 29 S   RMY 30
2/5 46/19/33/+7/0.00/0.0/…/..       47 WNW AERO 47 WNW RMY 44
2/6 31/17/24/+2/T/T/…/..            26 SSW AERO 23 SSW RMY 23
2/7 42/21/32/+5/0.62/1.1/000/00       45 SW  AERO 46 SW  RMY 47
2/8 30/20/25/-2/0.00/0.0/…/..       38 WNW AERO 38 WNW RMY N/A
2/9 30/16/23/-4/0.00/0.0/…/..       28 S   AERO 25 S   RMY N/A

2/10 Low temp since midnight is 28F; normal low is now 18F

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

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 10
HIGH 56F IN 1909
LOW -8F IN 1899
PRECIP 1.34 INS. IN 1909
SNOWFALL 12.1 INS. IN 1926
PEAK GUST 64 MPH W IN 2001

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 12
HIGH 56F IN 1999
LOW -14F IN 1914
PRECIP 4.85 INCHES IN 1886 [RECORD FOR MONTH] SNOWFALL 15.0 INCHES IN 2006
PEAK GUST 70 MPH E IN 1985

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Kaitlin Geagan