Sunday, February 17, 2019

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

DAILY DISCUSSION AND CLIMATE SUMMARY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

A NEAR CLOUDLESS DAY WITH WIND BECOMING LIGHT IN THE
AFTERNOON….

Today we observed fair weather and very good visibility
with wind becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
A visibility of 80 miles was seen throughout the period
of observation, with only a few clouds in the distance.
Pressure has begun to drop following noontime, and cloud
cover has started to increase following the 1 P.M.
observation. The high so far today is 32F, 4 degrees
below the normal of 36F. The low since midnight is
18F, a degree under our daily normal minimum of 19F.

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Clear, few distant cumulus offshore
Temperature: 19F; Dew Point: 8F; Wind: WNW at 8 kts
Sea-level pressure: 30.07 ins. Hg, rising steadily
Visibility: 80 miles
6-hr Max temp: 25F
6-hr Min temp: 18F
24-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
24-hr snowfall: 0.0 ins
Snow depth: 0 ins.
BHO SA 1155 CLR 80 184/19/8/3008/007/ FEW DSNT CU OFFSHR/ 8/100
51018 10025 20018

10 A.M.
Weather: Clear, few cirrus in all directions
Temperature: 27F; Dew Point: 8F; Wind: NW at 8 kts,
Sea-level pressure: 30.13 ins. Hg, rising steadily
Visibility: 80 miles
3-hr Precip: 0.00 ins.
BHO SA 1455 CLR 80 202/27/8/3108/013/ FEW CI ALQDS/ 8/001 51018

1 P.M.
Weather: Clear, few cumulus in all directions
Temperature: 32F; Dew Point: 25F; Wind: NW at 3 kts,
Wind: Light and variable
Sea-level pressure: 30.06 ins. Hg, falling then more quickly
Visibility: 80 miles
6-hr Max temp: 32F
6-hr Min temp: 19F
6-hr Precip:  0.00 ins.
6-hr snowfall: 0.0 ins.
BHO SA 1755 CLR 80 181/32/25/3104/006/ FEW CU ALQDS/ 8/100 58021
10032 20019

SUMMARY FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…..44   NORMAL…..37
MIN…..26   NORMAL…..19
MEAN….35   NORMAL…..28

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL……………………+7
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH…………………..+81 [+4.9 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………..30   DEPARTURE………-7
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH………….529   DEPARTURE……..-82
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………..4025   DEPARTURE…….-117
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……3853   DIFFERENCE……+172

PEAK GUST AND AVERAGE WIND SPEED (MPH)
PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY………………..25 NW  AT 12:21 A.M.
AERO…………………….25 NW  AT 12:14 A.M.
ASOS…………………….27 NW  AT 12:20 A.M.
DAVIS……………………28 W   AT 12:20 A.M. RMY N/A
FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY………………….20 NW  AT 12:16 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE……………….18 WNW AT 11:33 A.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS AVERAGE………………20 W   AT 12:20 A.M.
AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION…………..12.0 NW
ASOS…………………..11.9
DAVIS………………….12.3 W [269 deg.]

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……….2.04  DEPARTURE…….-0.17
ASOS…………..2.03
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………..7.39  DEPARTURE…….+0.83
ASOS…………..7.51

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M……….0.0  DEPARTURE……..-0.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH…………….2.9  DEPARTURE……..-5.0
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON…………..15.3  DEPARTURE…….-25.7

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 19/5/12/-14/0.00/0.0/552/95          29 W   AERO 28 W   RMY N/A
02/02 30/7/19/-7/0.00/0.0/318/55           32 WSW AERO 32 WSW RMY 31
02/03 38/27/26/+7/0.00/0.0/126/22          26 S   AERO 25 S   RMY N/A
02/04 59/33/46/+20/0.00/0.0/540/93         25 SSW AERO 28 SSW RMY N/A
02/05 62/39/51/+25/0.00/0.0/354/60         30 WNW AERO 29 WNW RMY 32
02/06 39/28/34/+8/…./…/396/67          24 NNW AERO 23 NNW RMY N/A
02/07 37/31/34/+7/…./…/000/00          28 ENE AERO 24 ENE RMY 28
02/08 51/27/39/+12/…./…/204/34         46 W   AERO 46 WNW RMY 51
02/09 32/20/26/-1/0.00/0.0/594/100         50 WNW AERO 52 WNW RMY 52
02/10 33/18/26/-1/0.00/0.0/510/85          24 WNW AERO 23 WNW RMY 25
02/11 34/21/28/+1/0.00/0.0/318/53          24 NNW AERO 23 NNW RMY 25
02/12 33/13/23/-4/…./2.8/000/00          32 E   AERO 30 E   RMY 26
02/13 39/29/34/+6/…./0.1/018/03          36 W   AERO 32 W   RMY 36
02/14 37/26/32/+4/0.00/0.0/…/..          44 WNW AERO 42 WNW RMY 45
02/15 49/29/39/+11/0.11/0.0/…/..         40 S   AERO 40 S   RMY 44
02/16 44/26/35/+7/0.00/0.0/…/..          25 NW  AERO 25 NW  RMY N/A

02/17 Low temp since midnight is 18F; normal low is 19F
DAILY EXTREMES
Temperature and precipitation records back to 1885, and
wind records back to 1940 (e = estimated):

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 17
HIGH 61F IN 1981
LOW -16F IN 1896
PRECIP 1.86 INCHES IN 2003
SNOWFALL 20.0 INCHES IN 2003
PEAK GUST 72 MPH NW IN 1968

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 18
HIGH 65F IN 1981
LOW -10F IN 1958
PRECIP 1.97 INCHES IN 1887
SNOWFALL 9.2 INCHES IN 1952
PEAK GUST 70 MPH S IN 2008

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Benjamin Turner