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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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March

Overall, the month of March had below normal temperatures, sunshine, and snowfall with above-average rainfall. The temperatures averaged 33.6 degrees, 3.4 degrees per day below the average and about 4.0 degrees less than March 2013. Maximum temperature was 61.0 degrees on the 11th and a minimum temperature of 6.0 degrees was recorded on the 1st & 4th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 43.8 degrees, 1.9 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 23.4 degrees, 5.0 degrees below the norm and 6.7 degrees below 2013. Winds can be a big factor in March, yet this year we only had 2 days with damaging winds.

Sunshine totaled 47% of the possible sunshine hours, 1 point below the norm. Sunshine data are from the Blue Hill Observatory. Year-to-date sunshine for 2014 is above the normal at this time of year.

Precipitation totaled 5.89 inches. This is 0.54 inches above normal. We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 5 days. The largest 36-hour rainfall was 4.55 inches on the 29th & 30th. Most of the monthly rainfall came in the last three days of the month. We have received a total of 14.14 inches of rainfall year-to-date, totaling 0.94 inches above average for East Wareham. We had 6 days with measurable snowfall during the month, totaling 5.4 inches, and 0.7 inches below average. The 20132014 winter season snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now at 58.8 inches, 22.70 inches above the seasonal average and fifth highest snowfall total for a season in the 64 years of record keeping on snowfall here in East Wareham.

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April

April was warm, dry and sunny this year. The temperature averaged 46.4 degrees, 0.6 degrees above normal. The maximum temperature was 71.0 degrees on the 7th and a minimum temperature of 28.0 degrees was recorded on the 2nd and 10th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 54.7 degrees, 0.2 degrees below the norm. Evening low temperatures averaged 38.0 degrees, 1.2 degrees above the norm.

Sunshine totaled 50% of the possible sunshine hours, 1 point above the norm. We had 9 days with 90% or better sunshine and 10 days virtually no sunshine. We experienced heavy fog on 2 days during the month of April.

Precipitation totaled 3.75 inches, which is 0.86 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation on 11 days; 7 of those days had 0.10 inches or greater rainfall. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.61 inches on the 15-16th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2014 stands at 17.89 inches; this is 2.10 inches above last year's total at this time and right at the normal average for this time of year. We did have 1 thunderstorm with a report of hail on the 23rd.

We had 0.10 inches snowfall in April. This is 1.3 inches below average for the month and brings the 2013 2014 season at a total of 58.90 inches of snow. This is 10.30 inches more then the 2012-2013 season. In the past 30 years, we averaged 36.10 inches of snowfall during the winter season. Snowfall recorded during 2013-2014 in East Wareham was 51.50 inches, 15.40 inches above the average

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May

May was a warm and dry month with below average sunshine. The temperatures for May averaged 57.6 degrees, 1.8 degrees per day above normal. The maximum temperature was 78.8 degrees on the 27th and a minimum temperature of 38.3 degrees was recorded on the 7th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 67.1 degrees, 2.2 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 48.2 degrees, 1.2 degrees above the norm.

Sunshine totaled 47% of the possible sunshine hours, 5 points below the norm and 8% less than May 2013. There were 6 days with 90% or better sunshine and 12 days with no sunshine at all. There were 4 days with fog in East Wareham.

Precipitation totaled 2.80 inches, 0.92 inches below the average rainfall for May in East Wareham. This is also 2.69 inches less than May 2013. There were 5 days with measurable precipitation of 0.10 or greater. There was one thunderstorm on the 28th. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.43 inches on the 1st. More than the total rainfall for the month came within the first day. Our total year-to-date rainfall is 20.69 inches, 0.84 inches below the average in East Wareham. This year total rainfall is 0.59 inches below the year-to-date total at this time in 2013.

OFFICIAL SPRING SEASON

The official spring (March-May) had below average temperatures, rainfall and sunshine. Temperatures averaged 45.85 degrees, 0.35 degrees below average; rainfall totaled 12.44 inches, 1.24 inches below average and snowfall totaled 5.5 inches, 2.0 inches below average. Sunshine for the spring average was also below normal, coming in with 48% of possible points. While sunshine during March was slightly below normal, April was slightly above the norm, and March was well below average.

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June

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July

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August


2014 CROP FORECAST



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September

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October



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November


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December

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2014 Year in Review


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