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Weather Summary 2014

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Historical Weather Information

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Year-End Summary

January

January was cool and dry. We had below average temperatures and rainfall with above average sunshine and almost double the average snowfall. The average temperature was 27.7 degrees, 1.3 degrees below normal and 4.1 degrees below January 2013. The maximum temperature was 55.3 degrees on January 6th. A minimum temperature of -1.3 degrees was recorded on the 14th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 36.8 degrees, 0.9 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 18.6 degrees, 1.7 degrees below the norm. Daytime high temperatures were above 50 degrees on 3 days. Evening temperatures were 32 degrees or below for all but 4 nights. There were 8 nights with temperatures in the single digits.

Precipitation totaled 3.67 inches. This is 0.51 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days; 5 of those days had less than 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.98 inches on the 15th. We had measurable snowfall of 0.10 inches or greater on 6 days, totaling 23.20 inches for the month, 11.20 inches above average. This is the 7th largest snowfall recorded here in East Wareham for January in the 61 years of snowfall recordings. The largest 24-hour snowfall was 10.0 inches on the 3rd of January. So far this season we have recorded a total of 30.60 inches of snow, just 3.73 inches short of the 30-year average and we still have 2 months to go. There were also 2 days with heavy fog this month.

Sunshine totaled 48% of the possible sunshine hours, 2 points above the normal. There were 6 days with no sunshine and 8 days with 90% or better sunshine. Total sunshine hours for January 2014 was 8 points lower than the sunshine hours recorded in January 2013.

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February

February was cold and sunny, with above normal precipitation. The temperatures averaged 28.3 degrees, 2.6 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature was 52.7 degrees on the 21st and a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees was recorded on the 11th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 36.7 degrees, 2.8 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 19.8 degrees, 2.5 degrees above the norm. The monthly average was 2.7 degrees cooler than February 2013. There were six nights with single digit temperatures recorded in February, and all but three nights had temperatures below 32 degrees.

Sunshine totaled 54% of the possible sunshine hours, 4 points above the norm and 10 points higher then February 2013. Seven days had 90% or better sunshine while five days had no sunshine hours recorded at all. The sunshine hours are recorded at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA.

Precipitation totaled 4.58 inches, 0.91 inches above the norm and 0.81 inches less than February 2013. We had measurable precipitation on 14 days of which nine were 0.10 inches or greater. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.68 inches on the 14th. There were nine days with measurable snowfall totaling 22.8 inches, 14.1 inches above normal. This is the 5th highest monthly snowfall total for February. This is the second years in a row with more than 22 inches of snowfall in February. The greatest snowfall for one storm came on the 15th and 16th with 9.5 inches during near blizzard conditions and strong winds. Year-to-date snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now 46.00 inches, 17.90 inches more than this time in 2013; the 2013-2014 season to date is 53.40 inches, 19.42 inches above the seasonal average. Snowfall records go back to 1952 in East Wareham.

OFFICIAL WINTER SEASON

The official winter in East Wareham (Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2014) was cold, wet and snowy, with below average sunshine. The season temperatures averaged 29.97 degrees, 1.4 degrees below normal and 3.83 degrees cooler then 2013. The low mark was -1.3 degrees on Jan. 14th and the high mark was 58 degrees on Dec. 22nd. The coldest daily high was 23.0 degrees on Jan. 22nd. The total sunshine hours were 45%, 2 points below normal. Both January and February had well above average sunshine while December's sunshine was so low, the average for the season was below normal. Precipitation totaled 12.74 inches, 0.46 inches above average. Snowfall totaled 53.30 inches, 15.7 inches above normal. December actually turned out to be the warmest month with the lowest snowfall and very low sunshine. January was the coldest month with the highest snowfall. February had the highest rainfall and sunshine it also had heavy snowfall, but less than January.

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May


OFFICIAL SPRING SEASON

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July

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August


2014 CROP FORECAST



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November


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December

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2014 Year in Review


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