Posted by: norstarnewengland | May 19, 2010

Winter 2009-2010 in Southeastern Massachusetts

Blue Hill Observatory published their graphs of snow for the winter, here.
The graph shows that though it was an above average year for snow, only the months of October and December were above average. In fact, December had record amounts for the month. The rest were significanly below normal.

Precipitation (all forms) was above normal for December, 2009 and February 2010 and slightly below normal for January. Graphs for 2010 is here, and 2009 is here. Note the huge spike in March rainfall.

All three months (December, 2009; January and February 2010) were above normal for temparature. 2010 data are found here, and 2009 data are found http://www.bluehill.org/climate/tmp2009.gif.

Personal observations support the reports. I don’t recall a single night getting below 0 degrees F in the area, which, is not that rare, but still worth noting. After December, the rest of the season’s snowfall was anticlimatic. Precipitation fell more as rain, as the water in the basement would indicate.

So, this winter might count as memorable, but not a great winter.

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