WA1KDD Report – January 2017

From Tom, WA1KDD, Acushnet, MA

A warmer, wetter, and snowier than normal January 2017  here in the northern part of Acushnet.  The mean temperature of 34.8 degrees was 5.0 deg. above normal making it the warmest January since 2002 saw a mean of 36.1 deg..   A string of 8 days Jan. 21-28th never saw the temperature fall below the freezing mark.

The first 10 days of 2017 saw rain then snowy then cold producing 2.39″ of total precipitation including 19″ in the form of snow and single 1 deg. temps. on 2 mornings.  This was followed by more rain and wind with 3 days into the low 50’s and poof the snow was gone till the last day of the month.    A nor’easter lacking cold air filled the swamps with over 2.60″ of water during the final third of January.  It was our wettest month since December of 2015.

January 2017 Acushnet, Ma.      41deg,44min N     70deg,55min W

Ave High     41.9 deg. Ave Low     27.6 deg. Jan Mean    34.8 deg. is 5.0 deg. above normal High Temp    56 deg. on Jan. 12th. Low Temp    1 deg. on Jan 9-10th. Days 0 or below  0.

Total Precip.     6.27″ is 2.00″ above normal  Max 24 hr. Precip.    2.12 ” on Jan. 24th.Snowfall     21.3″ is 10.8″ above normal.  Max 24 hr. Snowfall    14.0″ on Jan. 7th.  Total 2017 Precip.    6.27″ is 2.00″ above normal.  Season Snowfall  ( dec – jan )   24.4″

T- Storm Days  0.    High Wind Gust     32 mph on Jan. 11th.  Heating Degree Days  946.  Cooling Degree Days  0.  High Barometer   30.69″ on Jan. 14th.  Low Barometer  29.19″ on Jan. 24th.