WA1KDD Report – March 2017

From Tom, WA1KDD, in Acushnet MA

A much colder than normal March here in the northern part of Acushnet, with below normal precipitation.  Snowfall was a little above normal for the month.  Cold and windy made go fly a kite out of the question.

March 2017 with a mean temperature of 34.6 degrees was slightly colder than any of the previous Winter Season months.  Winds gusted to over 40 mph three times during the month and almost half of the month saw winds gusting above 25 mph.  Plenty of pick up sticks.

The low barometer of 28.86″ during the March 14th. snow by rain by noon event at my location was the third lowest March barometer reading on my records.  The March 14th.Blizzard of 1993 saw a 28.50″ low barometer and a rain to snow event on March 8th.. 2005 saw 28.68″

March 2017 Acushnet, Mass.     41deg,44min N     70deg,55min W

Ave High     43.5 deg.  Ave Low     25.6 deg.  March Mean     34.8 deg. is 3.8 deg. below normal

High Temp     57 deg. on March 21st.  Low Temp     08 deg. on March 12th.

Days 0 or below     0

Total Precip.     3.71″ is 1.80″ below normal

Max 24hr. Precip.  1.53″ on March 14th.

Snowfall     9.0″ is 2.3″ above normal

Max 24hr. Snowfall     5.5″ on March 10th.

Total 2017 Precip.     12.51″ is 1.29″ below normal

Season Snowfall  (dec-mar)     46.3″

T-Storm Days     1

High Wind Gust     49mph on March 11th.

Heating Degree Days     952

Cooling Degree Days     0

High Barometer     30.53″ on March 24th.

Low Barometer     28.86″ on March 14th.

Tom Carr