Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DAILY DISCUSSION AND CLIMATE SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
ALL TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPS AND LIGHT WINDS

The temperatures remained well above average today with a
high of 52F at the 1 P.M. EST observation. The normal high
temperature for this day is 38F. Winds coming from the SW
decreased throughout the morning and were light by 10 A.M.
observation. Visibility also decreased from 70 to 50 with
a distant morning fog and afternoon haze.

Today’s Observations:

7 A.M.
Weather: Overcast stratus, distant fog all directions
Temperature: 37F; Dew Point: 33F; Wind: SW at 11 kts,
Sea-level pressure: 30.02 ins. Hg, falling unsteadily
Visibility: 70 miles
6-hr Max temp: 37F
6-hr Min temp: 35F
24-hr precip: Trace
24-hr snowfall: 0.0 in.
BHO SA 1155 E27 OVC 70 166/37/33/2311/002/ DSNT FG ALQDS/
8/6// 4/002 57009 10037 20035

10 A.M.
Weather: Few stratus all quadrants, scattered cirrus, distant
fog all directions
Temperature: 41F; Dew Point: 34F; Wind: WSW at 6 kts,
Wind Speed: Light
Sea-level pressure: 30.01 ins. Hg, rising then falling
Visibility: 50 miles
BHO SA 1455 250 SCT 50 161/41/34/2506/001/ FEW ST ALQDS
DSNT FG ALQDS WND LGT/ 8/604 58005

1 P.M.
Weather: Few altocumulus SE-S, broken cirrus, distant
haze all directions
Temperature: 52F; Dew Point: 35F; Wind: SW at 5 kts,
Wind Speed: Light
Sea-level pressure: 29.94 ins. Hg, falling unsteadily
Visibility: 50 miles
BHO SA 1755 E250 BKN 50 138/52/35/2305/994/ FEW AC SE-S
DSNT HZ ALQDS WND LGT/ 8/034 4/002 56023 10052 20037

SUMMARY FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)
MAX…..44   NORMAL…..38
MIN…..25   NORMAL…..20
MEAN….35   NORMAL…..29

DEPARTURE FROM 30-YEAR NORMAL…………………….+6
TOTAL DEPARTURE FOR THE MONTH……………………+60 [+2.7 DEGREES/DAY]

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (SEASON JUL TO JUN)
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR YESTERDAY…………..30   DEPARTURE……….-5
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE MONTH………….731   DEPARTURE………-62
TOTAL HEATING UNITS FOR THE SEASON………..3758   DEPARTURE……..-565
TOTAL HEATING UNITS LAST SEASON TO DATE……3482   DIFFERENCE…….+276

PEAK GUST AND AVERAGE WIND SPEED (MPH)
PEAK WIND GUST FOR YESTERDAY……………….24 SSE AT 6:34  P.M.
AERO……………………22 SSW AT 11:55 P.M.
ASOS……………………24 SSW AT 11:55 P.M.
DAVIS…………………..24 SSW AT 11:56 P.M. RMY 24
FASTEST MILE FOR YESTERDAY…………………18 SSW AT 11:55 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE ASOS AVERAGE………………18 SSW AT 11:57 P.M.
MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE DAVIS AVERAGE……………..18 SSW AT 11:56 P.M.
AVERAGE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION…………..8.4 NNW
ASOS…………………..9.0
DAVIS………………….7.3 WSW [239 deg.]

PRECIPITATION (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL PRECIPITATION 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M….0.00  DEPARTURE……-0.15
ASOS…………..0.00
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH……….3.63  DEPARTURE……+0.67
ASOS…………….NA
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR………..9.13  DEPARTURE……+1.82
ASOS…………….NA

SNOWFALL (INCHES) THROUGH THIS MORNING (EST)
TOTAL SNOWFALL 24 HRS ENDING 7 A.M……….0.0  DEPARTURE…….-0.5
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH……………31.5  DEPARTURE……+21.1
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON…………..52.3  DEPARTURE…….+8.8

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   40/25/33/+7/0.03/0.4/228/38           43 W   AERO 44 W   RMY 47
2/2   38/25/32/+6/T/T/265/44                36 WNW AERO 37 WNW RMY 36
2/3   30/19/25/-1/0.00/0.0/351/58           28 WNW AERO 29 WNW RMY 31
2/4   31/15/23/-3/0.00/0.0/590/97           31 WNW AERO 30 WNW RMY N/A
2/5   43/22/33/+7/0.00/0.0/092/15           38 SSW AERO 41 SSW RMY N/A
2/6   37/28/33/+7/0.00/0.0/503/82           41 WNW AERO 41 WNW RMY 43
2/7   37/30/34/+7/0.54/0.7/000/00           32 ENE AERO 31 ENE RMY 32
2/8   49/25/37/+10/T/0.0/136/22             25 W   AERO 25 W   RMY 31
2/9   35/8/22/-5/1.60/16.9/000/00           54 NNE AERO 53 NNE RMY 54 TSTM
2/10  24/7/16/-11/T/T/623/100               43 WNW AERO 50 WNW RMY 48
2/11  27/15/21/-6/0.14/2.9/000/00           21 SE  AERO 20 SE  RMY 19
2/12  32/17/25/-2/0.71/5.6/000/00           22 ENE AERO 28 ENE RMY N/A
2/13  32/20/26/-2/0.27/2.2/032/05           48 NW  AERO 60 NW  RMY 61
2/14  35/16/26/-2/0.00/0.0/…/..           23 NW  AERO 24 NW  RMY 24
2/15  40/25/33/+5/0.17/1.2/…/..           31 SE  AERO 33 NW  RMY N/A
2/16  33/23/28/0/0.17/1.6/…/..            38 WNW AERO 38 WNW RMY 40
2/17  38/19/29/+1/0.00/0.0/…/..           36 WNW AER0 35 WNW RMY 35
2/18  50/24/37/+8/0.00/0.0/…/..           31 SSW AERO 33 SSW RMY 34
2/19  58/42/50/+21/0.00/0.0/…/..          32 W   AERO 33 W   RMY 32
2/20  42/29/36/+7/0.00/0.0/…/..           25 NW  AERO 28 NW  RMY 27
2/21  44/25/35/+6/0.00/0.0/…/..           24 SSE AERO 22 SSW RMY 24

2/22  Low temp since midnight is 35F; normal low is now 20F

DAILY RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017

2/09/17: NEW DAILY RECORD MAXIMUM SNOWFALL OF 16.9 INS.
PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 14.0 INS. SET IN 2015

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

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 22
HIGH 63F IN 1997
LOW -1F IN 1918
PRECIP 1.38 INCHES IN 1900
SNOWFALL 8.0 INCHES IN 1893
PEAK GUST 74 MPH S IN 1974

RECORDS FOR FEBRUARY 23
HIGH 62F IN 1990
LOW -8F IN 1907
PRECIP 1.48 INCHES IN 1967
SNOWFALL 10.6 INCHES IN 1967
PEAK GUST 73 MPH WNW IN 1974

TODAY’S REPORT PREPARED BY: Cecilia Borries-Strigle and Kaitlin Geagan