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WEATHER REVIEW 2010 DEC - NOV - OCT - SEPT

DECEMBER and 2010 IN REVIEW

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

552 PM EST SAT JAN 01 2011

...PRELIMINARY ANNUAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 2010...

THE YEAR 2010 FEATURED A WARMER THAN NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

WHICH RANKED WITHIN THE TOP FIVE WARMEST YEARS ON RECORD. NEAR

NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE LONG

TERM CLIMATOLOGICAL SITES. ALTHOUGH THE PRECIPITATION FREQUENCY WAS

BELOW NORMAL...THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION

EVENTS...COASTAL STORMS OR CONVECTION WHICH PRODUCED ONE INCH OR

MORE OF DAILY PRECIPITATION THIS YEAR.

A MODERATE TO STRONG EL NINO PERSISTED INTO THE EARLY SPRING...

FOLLOWED A TRANSITION FROM EL NINO TO A MODERATE TO STRONG LA NINA

DURING THE LATE SPRING THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. THE YEAR BEGAN

MILD AND MOIST WITH RECORD OR NEAR RECORD RAINFALL IN MARCH. A HIGH

PRESSURE RIDGE GENERALLY PREVAILED ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD DURING

THE TRANSITION FROM EL NINO TO LA NINA. THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE

GENERALLY PROVIDED ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES FROM

LATE SPRING THROUGH MUCH OF THE SUMMER. IN FACT CLIMATOLOGICAL

SUMMER RANKED WITHIN THE TOP FIVE WARMEST ON RECORD AT THE LONG TERM

CLIMATE SITES. PERSISTENT ABOVE NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

DEPARTURES BEGAN TO DROP CLOSER TO NORMAL DURING THE FALL OF

2010...THEN BELOW NORMAL DURING DECEMBER 2010. THE NAO OR NORTH

ATLANTIC OSCILLATION TURNED STRONGLY NEGATIVE...WITH THE BLOCKING

RIDGE NEAR GREENLAND ALLOWING COLDER AIR TO BE FUNNELED SOUTH FROM

CANADA INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

FOR OFFICIAL DATA VISIT WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV

THE FOLLOWING IS THE 2010 ANNUAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE LONG TERM

CLIMATE SITES...

BOSTON MA LOGAN INTL AIRPORT OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1872...EXCEPT

1892 FOR SNOWFALL.

2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 53.8F...DEPARTURE +2.1F

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 51.7F

2010 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD BEATING 53.6F IN 1949 AND 1953

2010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 49.66"...WETTEST SINCE 2008 54.46"

DEPARTURE +7.13"

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 42.53"

2010 SNOWFALL TOTAL 42.4"

DEPARTURE +0.6"

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 41.8"

2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...112 DAYS

DEPARTURE -14 DAYS

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 126 DAYS

2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...14 DAYS

DEPARTURE +4 DAYS

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 10 DAYS

HIGH MAX 100F JUL 6TH

HIGH MIN 77F JUL 5TH AND SEPT 1

HIGH MEAN 88F JUL 6TH...HIGH 100F/LOW 75F

LOW MAX 21F JAN 29TH

LOW MIN 6F JAN 30TH

LOW MEAN 14F JAN 30TH...HIGH 22/LOW 6

DAILY MAX PCPN 3.40 INCHES MAR 14TH

DAILY MAX SNOWFALL 9.9 INCHES DEC 26TH

MAX 2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM W 47 MPH JUNE 6TH

AND FROM THE E 47 MPH FEB 25TH

PEAK GUST FROM WSW 68 MPH JUNE 6TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...25 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS

11...TIES 1988 WITH THE 4TH GREATEST ANNUAL TOTAL.

HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+

TEMPERATURES...JUL 16-18...JUL 27-29...AUG 29-SEP 2

PROVIDENCE RI T.F. GREEN ARPT...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1905

2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 53.7F...DEPARTURE +2.6F

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 51.1F

2010 IS THE SECOND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...WARMEST SINCE 54.4F

IN 1949

2010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 53.54" DEPARTURE +7.09"...WETTEST SINCE

54.85" IN 2009

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.45"

2010 ANNUAL SNOWFALL TOTAL 20.1" DEPARTURE (-12.8")

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 32.9"

2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...15 DAYS

DEPARTURE +3 DAYS

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 12 DAYS

HIGH MAX 102F JUL 6TH

HIGH MIN 75F JUL 7TH

HIGH MEAN 88F JUL 6TH...HIGH 102/LOW 73

LOW MAX 21F JAN 29TH

LOW MIN 6F JAN 30TH

LOW MEAN 14F JAN 30TH...HIGH 22/LOW 6

DAILY MAX PCPN 5.32 INCHES MAR 30TH

DAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.9 INCHES DEC 26TH

2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM N 41 MPH NOV 8TH

PEAK GUST FROM NNE 54 MPH DEC 27TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...18 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS 10.

HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+

TEMPERATURES...JUL 4-7...AUG 29-SEP 2

HARTFORD/WINDSOR LOCKS CT BDL...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1905

2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 52.9F...DEPARTURE +2.5F

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 50.4F

2010 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD BEATING 52.8F IN 1990

2010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 44.35"...DEPARTURE -1.81"

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.16"

2010 ANNUAL SNOWFALL TOTAL 32.0"...DEPARTURE (-14.0")

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 46.0"

2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...105 DAYS

DEPARTURE -24 DAYS

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 129 DAYS

2010 DAYS PRECIPITATION 1.00" OR MORE...13 DAYS

DEPARTURE +1 DAY

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 12 DAYS

HIGH MAX 102F JUL 6TH

HIGH MIN 75F JUL 6TH AND JUL 7TH

HIGH MEAN 89F JUL 6TH...HIGH 102/LOW 75

LOW MAX 18F JAN 29TH

LOW MIN 1F JAN 30TH

LOW MEAN 10F JAN 30TH...HIGH 19/LOW 1

DAILY MAX PCPN 3.34 INCHES DEC 12TH

DAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES DEC 27TH

2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM NNE 41 MPH JUN 5TH AND FROM N 41 MPH

DEC 26TH AND 27TH

PEAK GUST FROM NE 60 MPH JUN 5TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...34 DAYS...DEPARTURE PLUS 16...

THIS TIES THIRD GREATEST TOTAL WITH 1965 AND IS THE MOST SINCE 35

DAYS WERE RECORDED IN 2002.

HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+

TEMPERATURES...JUL 4-9...JUL 16-18...AUG 9-11...AUG 29-SEP 2

WORCESTER MA REGIONAL AIRPORT ORH...OFFICIAL RECORDS SINCE 1892

2010 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 49.8F...DEPARTURE +2.5F

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 47.3F

TIES 4TH WARMEST YEARS WITH 1953 AND 1915...WARMEST SINCE 50.1F IN 2006

2010 PRECIPITATION TOTAL 51.33"...DEPARTURE +2.73"

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 48.60"

2010 SNOWFALL TOTAL 54.7" DEPARTURE -6.1"

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 60.8"

2010 DAYS MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01" OR MORE...120 DAYS

DEPARTURE -16 DAYS

1971-2000 30 YEAR NORMAL 136 DAYS

HIGH MAX 96F JUL 6TH

HIGH MIN 77F JUL 6TH

HIGH MEAN 87F JUL 6TH

LOW MAX 13F JAN 29TH

LOW MIN 0F JAN 30TH

LOW MEAN 9F JAN 29TH AND JAN 30TH

DAILY MAX PCPN 2.43 INCHES MAR 30TH

DAILY MAX SNOWFALL 7.7 INCHES FEB 24TH

2 MIN SUSTAINED WIND SPEED FROM NW 44 MPH DEC 27TH

PEAK GUST FROM W 59 MPH NOV 17TH

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 90+ TEMPERATURES...6 DAYS DEPARTURE PLUS 3.

HEAT WAVES...THREE DAYS OR MORE WITH CONSECUTIVE 90+

TEMPERATURES...JUL 5-7...FIRST TIME SINCE AUGUST 26-28 1993.

STRAUSS

 MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY-DECEMBER 2010

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS from Dennis Bollea

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 32.1°F (departure: -2.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 38.5°F

Average daily low: 25.7°F

Month's high: 57°F on the 1st

Month's low: 13°F on the 10th

Days with low 32°F or below: 27

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F of below: 4

Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.02" (departure: -1.49")

Year's total: 47.34" (departure: -0.27")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.25" on 26th-27th

Days with 0.01" or more: 11

Days with 1.00" or more: 0

Month's snow: 11.3" (departure: +4.3")

Days with 0.1" or more: 7

Days with 6.0" or more: 0

Season's total: 11.8" (departure: +4.3")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.43" on 10th

Month's low: 28.67" on 27th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 4

Peak wind gust: 40 mph on the 27th

Heating degree days: 1015, season: 2038 (last year: 2013)

Cooling degree days: 0, season (final): 883 (last year: 487)

Snow depth days: 46, season: 47 (last year: 90)

Comments: A drier and colder than normal December in Fairhaven but with

above normal snowfall...The average daily mean temperature of 32.1°F is the

coldest December since 2000. 20 days had below average temperatures, 9 days

above and 2 days exactly normal.

Not a single snowflake fell until the 19th, then

several days of on and off light snow gave us a white Christmas for the second

year in a row. 

 The 26th and 27th brought some stormy weather with windswept snow,

sleet and rain, 1.35" total precipitation and 5.5" of snow. On the 27th the

barometer dipped to 28.67", the lowest pressure since November 22, 2005.

ANNUAL WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY from Dennis Bollea's Pope Beach Location

2010

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 52.5°F (departure: +1.7 deg.)

Average daily high: 60.2°F

Average daily low: 44.8°F

Year's high: 96°F on July 6

Year's low: 7°F on January 30

Days with high 90°F or higher: 6

Days with low 0°F or lower: 0

Days with high 32°F or lower: 14

Days with low 32°F or lower: 103

Season's last freeze: March 28

Season's first freeze: November 1

Growing season: 217 days

PRECIPITATION--

Year's total (includes melted): 47.34" (departure: -0.27")

Days with 0.01" or more: 120

Days with 1.00" or more: 18

Max. 24-hr. total: 2.93" on March 29-30

Year's snow: 28.1" (departure: -9.7")

Days with 0.1" snow or more: 23

Days with 6.0" or more: 1

Max. 24-hr. snow: 7.0" on February 10-11

Longest period with no measurable precip.: 10 days (June 29 - July 8;

July 26 - August 4)

Longest period with 0.10" or less: 21 days (July 26 - August 15)

Longest period with 1.00" or less: 30 days (June 14 - July 14)

BAROMETER--

Year's high: 30.55" on November 21

Year's low: 28.67" on December 27

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 19

Days with fog: 85

High wind gust: 42 mph on January 18

Comments: Very warm 2010 in Fairhaven. Average daily mean temperature

of 52.5°F is 1.7 degrees above normal and the warmest since 1999. 

It was the 4th warmest year in the station's 36 years of temp records.

Year's high temperature of 96°F is the highest since 1999.

Snow was about 10" below normal.

For the 4th year in a row Dec was the snowiest month of the year.

Monthly highlights--

January: Only 4.9" snow.

February: 7.0" heavy sticky snow on the 25th, many power outages and downed

branches.

March: Very wet month with over 10" of precip. Major flooding of local

ponds and rivers. Many major highways and roads closed for days.

April: Thankfully, a very dry month. 1.68" precip is the 2nd driest

April on record.

May: Very warm month, 3.2 degrees above normal. Not much rain. Smoky

skies from Quebec forest fires on the 31st.

June: Very warm, 3rd warmest June on record. Heavy thunderstorm drops

1.63" rain in less than 2 hours on the 5th.

July: Another very warm month. Average temp of 76.3°F is warmest July

on record.

August: Again a very warm month. Summer season (June, July, August)

warmest on record.

September: High temperature of 90°F on the 1st is the first September

90-degree-day on record. Hurricane Earl skirts the area on the 4th.

October: Warmth continues. Final week of month was 11.5 degrees above

normal. Wet, 6.37" precip.

November: Cool and dry. Half an inch of snow on the 8th, first November

snowfall since 2005.

December: Cold and snowy month. Stormy 26th-27th, low pressure 28.67"

Dennis Bollea

Happy New Year to All:

A colder and snowier than normal December

here in Acushnet with somewhat below precipitation. Mild windswept rains

dropped 1.65" in the bucket on Dec. 12-13th.. Nuisance period of light snow

from the 19-23rd. left enough for a White Christmas. An East Coast Blizzard

on the 26-27th. dropped a mix bag 6.0" of heart attack snow here and dropped my barometer to 28.66" on the morning of the 27th..

     The Year 2010 was the warmest year since 1999 at this location. Even

though precipiation was 4.71" above normal for the year, snowfall was 8.6" below the normal.The Spring Season ( mar.apr.may ) was the warmest on my records some 5.5 deg. above normal. The Summer Season ( jun.jul.aug. ) was the hottest in a decade at this location. The Fall Season ( sep.oct.nov. ) was warmer than normal with just slightly below precipitation.

December & The Year 2010 Acushnet, Ma   

Ave High 40.3 deg

Ave Low 24.4 deg

Dec Mean 32.4 deg is 2.1 Below Normal

High Temp 58 on Dec 2nd. & 13th.

Low Temp 10 on Dec 10th. 

Total Precip 4.13" is 0.68" Below Normal

Max 24 hr Precip 1.65" on Dec 12-13th.

Snowfall 11.2" is 3.4" Above Normal

Total 2010 Precip 57.31" is 4.71" Above Normal

Season Snowfall 11.7" ( Oct - Dec )

T-Storm Days 0

High Wind Gust estimate 40+ mph on Dec 26-27th. instr frozen

Heating Degree Days 1023

Cooling Degree Days 0

The Year 2010

Ave High

Ave Low

2010 Mean

High Temp

Low Temp

62.3 deg

44.3 deg

53.3 deg is 2.4 Above Normal - warmest since 1999

98 on July 6th.

5 on Jan 10th. & 30th.

Total Precip 57.31" is 4.71" Above Normal

Max 24hr Precip 3.74" on March 29 - 30th.

Snowfall 28.6" is 8.6" Below Normal

Max 24hr Snowfall 6.0" on Feb 10 -11th. & Dec 26 -27th.

T-Storm Days 19 is 1 Above Normal

High Wind Gust 42 mph Jan 29th.

Heating Degree Days 5253

Cooling Degree Days 979

Days 90 Deg & Above 14 is 5 Above Normal

Days 0 deg & Below 0 is 2 Below Normal

High Barometer 30.55 on Nov 29th.

Low Barometer 28.66 on Dec 27th.

Jan. colder,drier,less snow...early 6" of snow stays til the 17th.

Feb. bit warmer..6" wet pasty snow 10-11th. tree damage..windswept rains.low bar 28.70..25th.

Mar. wettest month in 30 yrs of rec 15.61"...Historic flooding of ponds and rivers

Apr. warmest on my records - 88 deg on the 7th...drier...early blooms

May. warm & dry..94 deg on the 26th..low smoke from Quebec fires 31st...plants 2 wks ahead

Jun. warmer than norm...cool & thundery first half...then warming

Jul. much warmer than norm...early 4 day Heat Wave...98 deg on the 6th.

Aug. warmer than norm...end of month Heat Wave goes into Sep.

Sep. much warm than norm..94-93 first 2 days..Hur Earl offshore on 3rd. 1.23" rain here

Oct. warmer & drier than norm..no killing frost..breezy..peak color 23rd.

Nov. near normal...killing frost 25 deg on the 3rd...0.5" snow-sleet on 5th.

Dec. colder,snowier than norm..snows enough for W.Christmas..6" wet snw 26-27th.low bar 28.66

Tom Carr

WA1KDD

DECEMBER 26-27 2010 STORM

The Dec 26 Nor’easter brought 2010 to an end

with wind and snow.

A powerful Nor’easter battered southeastern Massachusetts with hurricane force winds and a wide range of snow totals the day after Christmas. As expected, the rain mixture dropped the local snow accumulations dramatically. According to long time weather spotter, Tom Carr of Acushnet, the storm’s barometric pressure bottomed out at 28.66".

This ranks as the 4th lowest pressure he has recorded since 1991 (Hurricane Bob 28.48").

There were some scattered reports of hurricane force wind gusts during the peak of the storm., however most gusts remained below 60MPH. Spotter observations included: Wellfleet 80MPH, Hyannis 56MPH, and Vineyard Haven at 53MPH.

One unofficial reading of 91 MPH was recorded at Block Island.

(December 27, 2010 Radar. Note rotation of the storm center right off Nantucket. Enter image for Stanard-Times storm story.)

Here at West Island in Fairhaven, the wind peaked at 59 MPH around 2AM and the barometer’s lowest reading registered 28.66" at 530AM Monday morning. Lightning detectors sounded ( a rare winter storm feature) several times indicating the storms intensity. There were also many scattered power outages. In Fairhaven a family reported losing power from 5PM to 3AM while the indoor temperature went down to 47 degrees.

12-27-2010 at 730AM Radar: The "Battle Zone" BLUE = intense snow ,

PINK = ice, freezing rain, GREEN = rain

     Snow totals varied as to what time the readings were taken because of the oscillation of the rain - snow mix Sunday night into Monday morning. Temperatures ranged from 32 degrees in the beginning of the storm to the mid 30's thus resulting in the change over to rain for the bulk of the event here in Fairhaven.

Snow totals ranged from 3.5" on the island to around 6" in Fairhaven and Acushnet. Nearby, Dartmouth reported over 10", Westport 11" and 17.3" at The National Weather Service office in Taunton. As the Nor’easter departed, strong northwesterly winds brought in bone chilling wind chills into the single digits as the temperatures dropped into the mid teens Monday night.

Milder and more seasonal conditions are expected to moderate into the upper 30's by the end of the week with the New Year arriving on Saturday with temperatures in the low 40's.

The following snowfall reports on Dec 20, 2010 Wx Net follows:

New Bedford - South End - Kb1uam- Anthony - 4.0"

New Bedford - Center - N1ltv - Hank - 2.8"

New Bedford - North End - Ka1rsy - Ed - 2.5"

Fairhaven - West Island - Ka1wbh - M.L. - 3.0"

Fairhaven - Pope Beach - N1wji - Dennis - 3.5"

North Dartmouth - Kici - Ron - 2.0"

Rochester - N1ztv - Harold - 4.2"

Acushnet West - W1ezy - Paul - 3.6"

Acushnet North - Wa1kdd - Tom - 3.0"

73's Tom Carr Wa1kdd N.C.S.

 2010 Leaves a few Weather Mile Stones

By M.L.Baron of The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH

(And to close the year, M.L.Baron captured the 4 seasons on West Island for 2010 with some of his favorite photos. Starting with Winter / Spring / Summer and then Fall. (ABOVE)

For the most part, the past year in weather for the SouthCoast was rather unremarkable. The new year started off with a snow storm on the 3rd of January and a Gale on the 25th. The Feb 10 snow storm could have been much worse. March had it’s share of predictable gales but severe record breaking rainfall events made March the most destructive weather month in 2010 for Southern New England. April though June continued the above average warm streak since the year began.

The Summer of ‘10 was hazy, hot and humid. Temps in early July reached the mid 90's and it stayed muggy for virtually the rest of the summer. Thunderstorm events were unusually rare, however on July 19 a man was struck by lightning in Dartmouth, but survived. Hurricane Earl kept his distance with a near miss on September 4th. A mid fall slush event brought just a trace on Nov 8th.

An finally in December, just hours before the first official day of winter, a light snow brought over a couple of inches in Southeastern MA and continued with snow showers during the week before Christmas.

Highs and Lows for the year from The West Island Weather Station:

High Temp: 95 on July 6

Low Temp : 0 on Jan 30

High Wind Gust: 59MPH (out of the Southeast) on December 1st (South Point Station)

Lowest Barometer: 29.06 on December 10

Highest Barometer: 30.57 on November 29

Rainfall Total: 56"

Snow Total: 40" Regional average

Rainiest Month was March: Acushnet 15.61" Fairhaven 10.68" West Island 12.39"

Driest Month: April

Snowiest Month: February

Predominant wind direction: Southwest

This years temperatures continue an over-all above average trend over the past decade.

Some of this data compiled from reports by weather spotters Dennis Bollea and Tom Carr.

In other weather related news, long-time WBZ TV Meteorologist Don Kent passed away this year. Under “new management”; The Weather Channel also said their good byes to many long time weather personalities such as Alexandra Steele. The new owners (NBC) swept away most of these familiar faces like an F5 Tornado and put in place their own talents such as Al Roker. (Willard Scott can’t be far behind., after brushing off the cobwebs.)

      WIWS added the South Point Station which includes live streaming web cams of the bay and Town Beach. Westislandweather.com had 42,000+ visitors from over 120 countries, and over 106,000 viewers of it’s YouTube videos.

Wishing all a Happy and Safe New Year!

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was published the 2nd week of December, about 10 days later a blizzard struck on December 26 - 27, 2010 thus bring the year in weather to a dramatic and historical end. Scroll above for complete story.

Another Mild Storm for SouthCoast, Dec 12-13 , 2010

As the Midwest got battered with brutal winter weather, a mild spring like storm brought in temperatures reaching 55.6 degrees this weekend. Heavy rain stayed in Rhode Island with totals reaching 5". Locally at the West Island South Point Station, the wind gusted to 54MPH at 2:09PM Sunday along with sustained 40MPH southeasterly breezes into the early evening. 1.17" of rain fell Sunday and .36" inches Monday for a storm total of 1.53". If this was all snow we could have been digging out from over 15" inches.

  ( A powerful storm brought in mild temps and dumped piles of seaweed on the causeway 2 years to the day on Dec 12, 2008)

A BRIEF BUT WINDY STORM ON DECEMBER 1ST 2010 

   West Island Weather Station South Point had the highest recorded gusts in SouthCoast MA for this storm event: 59MPH at 808PM SSE on December 1st, 2010., .38 inches of rain was also recorded.

NOVEMBER 2010 IN REVIEW

MONTHLY WEATHER/CLIMATE SUMMARY--

NOVEMBER 2010

FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS

TEMPERATURE--

Average daily mean: 43.8°F (departure: -0.4 deg.)

Average daily high: 50.7°F

Average daily low: 36.8°F

Month's high: 61°F on the 5th

Month's low: 24°F on the 28th

Days with low 32°F or below: 10

Days with low 0°F or below: 0

Days with high 32°F of below: 0

Days with high 90°F or above: 0

PRECIPITATION--

Month's total: 3.52" (departure: -0.62")

Year's total: 44.32" (departure: +1.22")

Previous 12 months total (12/09 to 11/10): 50.94" (departure: +3.41")

Max. 24hr. total: 1.03" on 7th-8th

Days with 0.01" or more: 8

Days with 1.00" or more: 1

Month's snow: 0.5" (departure: ±0.0")

Days with 0.1" or more: 1

Days with 6.0" or more: 0

Season's total: 0.5" (departure: ±0.0")

BAROMETER--

Month's high: 30.55" on 21st

Month's low: 29.16" on 8th

MISCELLANEOUS--

Days with thunder: 0

Days with fog: 7

Peak wind gust: 33 mph on the 24th

Heating degree days: 631, season: 1023 (last year: 1029)

Cooling degree days: 0, season: 883 (last year: 487)

Snow depth days: 1, season: 1 (last year: 0)

FALL SEASON SUMMARY (SEPT, OCT, NOV)--

Average daily mean temperature: 54.7°F (departure: +1.3 deg.)

Season's high temperature: 90°F on September 1

Season's low temperature: 24°F on November 24

Precipitation: 13.08" (departure: +1.05")

Maximum 24 hr. precip.: 2.27" on September 3-4