WA1KDD Report – February 2017

From Tom Carr, WA1KDD, Acushnet MA

A much warmer than normal February 2017 here in the northern part of Acushnet.  The month was drier than normal and a little snowier.   Blizzard conditions hit on the 9th. of the month as light rain changed to snow and then thunder snow and colder blowing snow.  8.5″ fell at my location but higher amounts being reported elsewhere.  The snow lasted on the ground until the 19th. of the month when a fine 62 deg. day emptied the houses.

Cabin fever turned to Spring fever by the 23rd. with 3 days setting record high daily temps for February.  The temperature hit 70 deg. here on the 25th. and 69 deg. the day before and red winged blackbirds were reported arriving and croci opening.

The Winter Season (dec,jan,feb) was warmer and snowier and a little drier than normal.

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

Ave High     46.3 deg. Ave Low      26.6 deg.

Feb Mean:  36.5 deg. is 5.4 deg. above normal.  High Temp:  70 deg. on Feb. 25th.  Low Temp:  9 deg. on Feb. 10th.  Days 0 or below:  0.   Total Precip.  2.53″ is 1.49″ below normal Max 24 hr. Precip.:  0.90″ on Feb. 9th.  Snowfall:  12.9″ is 1.8″ above normal.  Max 24 hr. snowfall:  8.5″ on Feb. 9th.

Total 2017 Precip.     8.80″ is 0.51″ above normal.  Season Snowfall  (dec – feb )    37.3″T- Storm Days : 1.  High Wind Gust : 33 mph on Feb. 13th.  Heating Degree Days     806 Cooling Degree Days     0

High Barometer     30.41″ on Feb. 28th.  Low Barometer      29.20″ on Feb. 15th.

The Winter Season ( dec,jan,feb )  2016-2017:  Ave. Temp.     35.3 deg. is 3.2  deg. above normal.  Total Precip.     12.31″ is 0.82″ below normal.  Total Snowfall     37.3″ is 8.3″ above normal.

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Retired physician, ham radio operator since 2003, Amateur Extra license in 2011z. Hobbies include woodworking, ham radio, digital photography, traveling in our Airstream trailer. Married to Claire going on 50 years. Other best friend is Winnie, our Irish Terrier.