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ANNUAL CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1030 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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...THE BOSTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   07/04/1911
 LOW              -18   02/09/1934
HIGHEST            98   08/12
                        07/22
LOWEST             -9   02/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.1              58.8     2.3
AVG. MINIMUM     45.8              44.1     1.7
MEAN             53.4              51.5     1.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     22              10.3    11.7
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              24.6    -8.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     81              91.9   -10.9
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               0.5     1.5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        65.54   1878
 MINIMUM        23.71   1965
TOTALS          33.05             43.77  -10.72
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.12   -0.03
DAYS >= .01       117             126.0    -9.0
DAYS >= .10        67              76.2    -9.2
DAYS >= .50        21              28.4    -7.4
DAYS >= 1.00        8              10.1    -2.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.85   10/08 TO 10/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           89.2   1978
 SNOW DEPTH        36   01/31/1904
TOTALS           41.1              43.8    -2.7
SINCE 7/1         5.9              10.3    -4.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM
DAYS >= 1.0        10              10.9    -0.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM
 24 HR TOTAL      6.8   02/05 TO 02/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5177              5681    -504
 SINCE 7/1       1831              1994    -163
COOLING TOTAL    1035               747     288
 SINCE 1/1       1035               747     288
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/271
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/220    DATE  12/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/280    DATE  03/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           98
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            173
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         95

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               27     RAIN                      54
LIGHT RAIN              133     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       8
LIGHT SNOW               34     SLEET                      1
FOG                     120     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     13
HAZE                     12

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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                             BOSTON

            ...PERIOD OF RECORD: 1872 TO PRESENT...

       AVG HIGH  AVG LOW  AVG MEAN  PCPN  SNOW  REMARKS
       --------  -------  --------  ----  ----  -------

JAN:      39.5     25.5     32.5    3.27   9.5
          +3.7     +3.3     +3.5   -0.09  -3.4

FEB:      43.7     25.7     34.7    4.17  15.0
          +5.0     +1.0     +3.0   +0.92  +4.1

MAR:      50.0     35.0     42.5    3.16   4.1
          +4.6     +3.9     +4.2   -1.16  -3.7

APR:      54.6     39.5     47.1    2.91   6.6  8TH SNOWIEST
          -1.0     -1.1     -1.1   -0.83  +4.7

MAY:      66.5     50.7     58.6    2.83   0.0
          +0.5     +0.8     +0.7   -0.66   0.0

JUN:      76.8     60.0     68.4    1.33   0.0
          +0.9     +0.5     +0.7   -2.35

JUL:      84.7     67.5     76.1    0.87   0.0  10TH WARMEST
          +3.3     +2.1     +2.7   -2.56        8TH DRIEST

AUG:      84.7     68.1     76.4    1.72   0.0  ALL-TIME WARMEST
          +5.1     +3.5     +4.3   -1.63

SEP:      74.4     60.7     67.6    1.38   0.0
          +2.0     +3.3     +2.7   -2.06   0.0

OCT:      62.5     48.2     55.4    5.46   0.0
          +1.1     +1.7     +1.4   +1.52   0.0

NOV:      53.5     38.8     46.2    2.70     T
          +2.0     +0.8     +1.5   -1.29  -1.3

DEC:      41.9     28.5     35.2    3.25   5.9
           +.7      +.3      +.5    -.53  -3.1

SEASONAL SUMMARY
------------------

WINTER:   45.0     30.0     37.5   11.72  25.4  2ND WARMEST
          +6.4     +4.9     +5.7   +1.33  -7.4

SPRING:   57.0     41.7     49.4    8.90  10.7
          +1.3     +1.2     +1.3   -2.65  +1.0

SUMMER:   82.1     65.3     73.7    3.92   0.0  4TH WARMEST
          +3.1     +2.1     +2.6   -6.54        ALL-TIME DRIEST

AUTUMN:   63.4     49.2     56.3    9.54     T
          +1.6     +1.9     +1.8   -1.83  -1.3

ANNUAL SUMMARY
--------------

ANNUAL:   61.1     45.8     53.4   33.05  41.1
          +2.3     +1.8     +2.0  -10.75  -2.7

DAILY RECORDS
-------------
01/10...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE....................58...PREV 56 IN 2000.
01/16...RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION...............1.22...PREV 1.05 IN 1906.

02/04...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............43...PREV 42 IN 1984.
02/13...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE.....................-4...PREV -3 IN 1967, 1914.
02/14...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE.....................-9...PREV -3 IN 1934.
02/14...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............12...PREV 14 IN 1916.
02/29...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...............64...ALSO SET IN 1880.

03/09...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE....................77...PREV 72 IN 2000.
03/10...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............47...PREV 45 IN 1977.

04/01...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............59...PREV 52 IN 2008.
04/04...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.......30...ALSO SET IN 1879.
04/04...RECORD SNOWFALL...........................4.7...PREV 1.1 IN 1915.
04/22...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE........58...ALSO SET IN 1977, 1974.

05/28...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...............92...ALSO SET IN 1931.

07/09...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............65...TIED IN 2009, 1917, 1889
07/16...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............75...TIED IN 2013, 1952
07/26...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............76...TIED IN 1963

08/12...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............78...PREV 77 IN 1988.

09/09...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...............93...ALSO SET IN 2015.
09/09...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............73...PREV 72 IN 2015.
09/21...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE........69...ALSO SET IN 1983.

10/21...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............59...PREV 58 IN 1995.

MONTHLY RECORDS
---------------
AUGUST...ALL-TIME WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE....76.4...PREV 75.5 IN 1998.

SEASONAL RECORDS
----------------
WINTER...NUMBER OF DAYS HIGH >= 50.................35...PREV 29 IN 1932-1933.
SUMMER...ALL-TIME DRIEST.........................3.92...PREV 3.97 IN 1957.

ANNUAL RECORDS
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NONE

ALL-TIME RECORDS
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NONE


FORECASTER: SIPPRELL



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