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2013

November

November was cool and extremely sunny with below average rainfall for the month. The temperature averaged 41.8 degrees, 1.8 degrees below normal. Maximum temperature was 67.0 degrees on the 1st; a minimum temperature of 18.0 degrees was recorded on the 25th.. Daytime high temperatures averaged 51.0 degrees, 1.6 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 32.6 degrees, 2.0 degrees below the norm. November 2013 averaged 0.3 degrees warmer than November 2012.

Precipitation totaled 4.28 inches, 0.42 inches below normal and 0.92 inches more than 2012. Measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or more was recorded on 7 days. The largest rainfall was over a 24-hour period on the 27th, with 2.11 inches. Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 is 43.85 inches, 2.04 inches below the year-to-date average for East Wareham. This is 1.05 inches higher then November 2012 year-to-date average for East Wareham. There was 0.1 inches of recorded snowfall for the month of November in East Wareham. The average snowfall for November in East Wareham is 1.0 inch. We did have 4 days with damaging winds. 

Sunshine totaled 58% of the possible, 11 points above average and 4 points higher than November 2012. There were 9 days with 90% or more sunshine, and 5 days with near zero. 

Official Fall Season

The official fall season Sept – Nov. 2013 was cool, very dry, with fantastic sunshine. All three months had above average sunshine hours. Temperatures averaged 52.5 degrees, 0.4 degrees below normal and 0.8 degrees cooler then 2012. A maximum temperature of 82.0 degrees was recorded on the 2nd of October and a minimum temperature of 18.0 degrees was recorded on the 25th of November. Rainfall totaled 7.84 inches (averaging 2.61 for the season), 5.56 inches below normal and 7.59 inches less then the fall of 2012. This was the 8th driest fall season in the 82 years of record keeping here in East Wareham. Average snowfall for the fall season for East Wareham is 1.0 inch; we have only received 0.10 inch of snow this season. Sunshine was 60% of the possible and 7 points above normal. Overall, this season was 0.8 degrees cooler, 7.59 inches drier, and a lot more sunshine than the fall season of 2012.

October

October was mild and extremely dry, with slightly above average sunshine. The temperature averaged 53.7 degrees, 1.3 degrees per day above normal. Maximum temperature was 82.0 degrees on the 2nd; a minimum temperature of 28.0 degrees was recorded on the 26th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 64.4 degrees, 2.5 degrees above the norm. Evening low temperatures averaged 43.2 degrees, 0.2 degrees above the norm. Daytime average high temperatures were the same in 2012 and 2013. The evening average low temperatures however, were 4.3 degrees cooler in 2013 than 2012. 

Sunshine totaled 57% of the possible sunshine hours, 2 points above the norm and 12 points above 2012. We had 8 days that were mostly clear (90% of possible) and only 2 days with no sunshine. There was also 3 days with fog in East Wareham. Year-to-date sunshine is running above the norm. 

Precipitation totaled 0.95 inches, 3.26 inches below the 30-year average. This is the 2nd driest October in the records since 1926, surpassed only by 0.84 inches back in 1950. Measurable rain was recorded on 8 days, 3 days of which measured rainfall was 0.10 inches or greater. Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 is 39.57 inches; 1.62 inches below average for East Wareham and 0.13 inches more than 2012 for this time of year. The heavy rain back in May and June kept us above average on rainfall until this month. After 4 months of below average rainfall our year-to-date total is now below average. There was no reported snowfall this month. 

September

September was slightly on the cool side with above average sunshine and extremely dry.  The temperature averaged 62.0 degrees, 0.9 degrees per day below normal. Maximum temperature was 81.0 degrees on the 4th and 11th; a minimum temperature of 40.0 degrees was recorded on the 18th.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 71.4 degrees, which is 0.6 degrees below the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 52.6 degrees, 1.2 degrees below the norm.

Sunshine totaled 65% of the possible sunshine hours, 9 points above the norm.  We had 9 days with 90% or better sunshine and 0 days with no sunshine at all.  We also had 2 days with morning fog in East Wareham.

Precipitation totaled 2.61 inches, 1.88 inches below normal and 4.88 inches below last year’s September rainfall.  We had measurable rain of 0.10 inches or greater on just 4 days, and 3 days with spotty showers and drizzle with less than 0.10 inches recorded.  We had just one major rain events at the beginning of the month, starting on the 1st and ending on the 3rd totaling 2.24 inches.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.46 inches recorded on the 4th.  There was just one thunderstorm this month.  Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 is 38.62 inches, 1.64 inches above average for East Wareham and 3.76 inches above 2012 total rainfall at the same time last year.  Even with the last three months having below average rainfall, the heavy rainfall in June has kept East Wareham’s year to date rainfall above average.

August

August had just below average temperature, very low rainfall and above average sunshine. The temperature averaged 69.9 degrees, 0.4 degrees per day below normal and 3.5 degrees cooler than 2012. Maximum temperature was 86.0 degrees on the 20th and 21st, a minimum temperature of 50.0 degrees was recorded on the 25th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 79.2 degrees, 0.4 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 60.5 degrees, 1.2 degrees below the norm. There were 14 nights with temperatures in the 50's and only 1 night with a low in the 70's. 

Sunshine totaled 65% of the possible sunshine hours, which is 7 points above the norm. We had 12 clear days, 12 partly cloudy days, and 7 cloudy days. We had 2 days with heavy morning fog in East Wareham. 

Precipitation totaled 1.82 inches, 2.12 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation on 8 days, and of those 8 days, 3 had measurable rainfall of 0.10 inches or more. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.93 inches on the 10th. Year-to-date, 2013 has received 36.01 inches of rain, 3.52 inches above the yearly average for East Wareham and 8.70 inches greater than last year at this time. There were no thunderstorms noted during the month of August in East Wareham.

Official Summer Season

The official summer (June, July and August) was very warm, wet and sunny. The average temperature was 71.1 degrees, 2.1 degrees above the 30-year average and total rainfall with 14.73 inches, 3.77 inches above the normal precipitation. Sunshine hours were 771.46, 28.46 hours above the average. The season was not as wet and sunny as 2012, yet still above the average. We had a maximum temperature of 93.2 degrees recorded on June 25st and a minimum temperature of 47.3 degrees recorded on June 5th. Rainfall totaled 14.73 inches, 2.12 inches more than the 2012 summer season. We had no official heat wave this season. We had 7 days this summer with 90 degrees or higher temperatures, 2 in June and 5 in July. 

2013 Crop Forecast

New England Agricultural Statistics Service did not releases the United States forecast for the 2013 Cranberry Crop.

July

July's weather was very hot with below average rainfall and sunshine. The temperature averaged 75.9 degrees, 4.5 degrees above average and 2.0 degrees warmer than July 2012. July 2013 was the warmest July in East Wareham since 1926, surpassing 1994's record average high of 75.8. Maximum temperature was 91.4 degrees, recorded on the 6th, and a minimum temperature of 59.9 degrees was recorded on the 31st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 82.9 degrees, 3.0 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 69.3 degrees, 5.2 degrees above the norm. It was the very warm evenings that gave us the record high average for the month. There were 5 days with temperatures above 90 degrees recorded this month.

Sunshine totaled 52% of the possible sunshine hours, 5 points below average and 18 points below the average in July 2012. We had only 8 days with 90% or greater of possible sunshine, while on 10 days we had less than 10% sunshine. Fog was reported on 5 days this month.

We recorded 3.14 inches of rainfall, which is 0.17 inches below the average for July. Rainfall was recorded on 13 days, and 8 of these days had measurable precipitation over 0.10 inches. Ten days in the middle of the month were the driest with only 0.06 inches of rainfall recorded. The largest 24-hour rainfall of 0.80 inches occurred on the 11th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 is 34.19 inches, 5.59 inches above the average year-to-date rainfall for East Wareham and 13.25 inches above 2012 rainfall at this time. There was only 1 thunderstorm recorded this month.

The first seven months of 2013 had an average temperature of 49.72 degrees, 4.8 degrees cooler then 2012. This is the 8th warmest start for any year in our records since 1926 for East Wareham. The warmest first seven-month average was in 1998 at 52.44 degrees. Rainfall year to date for 2013 here in East Wareham stands at 34.19 inches, the 6th wettest on record; the wettest total for this time of year was in 1998, at 44.01 inches.

June

June was very warm with average sunshine and near record rainfall. The temperature averaged 67.5 degrees, 2.2 degrees above average and 2.6 degrees above 2012. Maximum temperature was 93.2 degrees on the 25th; a minimum temperature of 47.3 degrees was recorded on the 5th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 75.5 degrees, 1.5 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 59.5 degrees, 2.8 degrees above the norm. We missed a June heat wave (temperatures above 90 degrees on 3 consecutive days) by 2.0 degrees on the 26th; June 24th (90 degrees), 25th (93 degrees), and 26th (88 degrees).

Sunshine totaled was 55% of the possible sunshine hours. This is just average for June sunshine and the same as 2012. 

Precipitation totaled 9.77 inches, which is 6.06 inches above normal. June 2013 will go into the records as the second wettest June in the 88 years of record keeping in East Wareham, surpassed only by 12.03 inches recorded in June of 2006. In 2006 almost one half of the total rainfall accrued in one 24-hour event, while in 2013 we had 5 events spread out over the month. The third wettest June was in June of 1938. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days, with 9 of those days having measurable precipitation greater than 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 2.84 inches on the 7th and 8th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 now stands at 31.05 inches, 5.81 inches above average and 10.49 inches above the total rainfall at this time in 2012. There were 3 thunderstorms and 5 days with fog. 

The first half of 2013 has been very warm and wet. Temperatures have averaged out to be 1.4 degrees above normal for the year. Rainfall has averaged 0.97 inches above normal and also 2.82 inches above the average snowfall for the first six months of 2013. Sunshine has also been above average.

May

May was a very sunny, warm and wet month with above average temperatures, rainfall and sunshine. The temperatures for May averaged 57.6 degrees, 2.4 degrees less than May 2013, yet May 2013 was still 1.8 degrees per day above normal. The maximum temperature was 84.2 degrees on the 31st and a minimum temperature of 36.5 degrees was recorded on the 5th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 67.2 degrees, 2.3 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 48.0 degrees, 1.4 degrees above the norm.

Sunshine totaled 55% of the possible sunshine hours, 3 points above the norm and 15% more than May 2012. There were 12 days with 90% or better sunshine and 17 days with no sunshine at all. There were 5 days with fog in East Wareham.

Precipitation totaled 5.49 inches, 1.77 inches above the average rainfall for May in East Wareham. There were 11 days with measurable precipitation. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.64 inches on the 11th. Our total year-to-date rainfall is 21.28 inches, 0.32 inches below the average in East Wareham. This year total rainfall is 6.52 inches above the year-to-date total at this time in 2012.

Official Spring Season

The official spring (March-May) was warm and sunny with about average rainfall. Temperatures averaged 47.33 degrees, 1.1 degrees above average; rainfall totaled 13.72 inches, 0.04 inches above average and snowfall totaled 17.0 inches, 9.50 inches above average. All snowfall accrued in March. Sunshine for the spring average was above normal, coming in with 53% of possible points. While sunshine during April and May was extremely high, March was well below average.

April

April was warm, dry and sunny this year. The temperature averaged 47.0 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. The maximum temperature was 68.0 degrees on the 30th and a minimum temperature of 27.0 degrees was recorded on the 7th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 56.0 degrees, 1.1 degrees above the norm. Evening low temperatures averaged 38.0 degrees, 1.2 degrees above the norm. 

Sunshine totaled 60% of the possible sunshine hours, 11 points above the norm. We had 12 days with 90% or better sunshine and 9 days with virtually no sunshine. We experienced heavy fog on 2 days during the month of April. 

Precipitation totaled 2.83 inches, which is 1.77 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days, 7 of those days had 0.10 inches or greater rainfall. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.80 inches on the 13th . Year-to-date rainfall for 2013 stands at 15.79 inches; this is 2.11 inches below normal. 

We had no snowfall in April. This is 1.4 inches below average and keeps the 2012 – 2013 season at a total of 48.60 inches of snow. In the past 30 years, we averaged 36.10 inches of snowfall during the winter season. Snowfall recorded during the winter season of 2012-2013 in East Wareham was 7.50 inches below the average.

March

March started out like a tamed lion for the first week. Overall, the month had near normal temperatures and rainfall with below-average sunshine and well above normal snowfall. The temperatures averaged 37.4 degrees, 0.4 degrees per day above the average. Maximum temperature was 56.0 degrees on the 3rd, far below the 73.0 degrees in 2012 and a minimum temperature of 20.0 degrees was recorded on the 18h. Daytime high temperatures averaged 44.7 degrees, 1.3 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 30.1 degrees, 1.6 degrees above the norm. Winds can be a big factor in March, yet this year we only had 2 days with damaging winds during the 3-day Nor'easter on March 6th, 7th, and 8th. 

Sunshine totaled 44% of the possible sunshine hours, 4 points below the norm. Sunshine data are from the Blue Hill Observatory. Year-to-date sunshine for 2013 is 49% of the possible, 2 points above the normal at this time of year. 

Precipitation totaled 5.40 inches. This is 0.05 inches above normal. We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 7 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.46 inches on the 8st. Most of the monthly rainfall came in the first half of the month. We have received a total of 12.96 inches of rainfall year-to-date, totaling 0.24 inches below average for East Wareham. We had 4 days with measurable snowfall during the month, totaling 17.0 inches, 10.9 inches above average and the 6th highest snowfall for March in the 60 years of record keeping. The 2012–2013 winter season snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now at 48.6 inches, 12.5 inches above the seasonal average.

February

February was cool and cloudy, with high rainfall and snowfall. The temperatures averaged 31.0 degrees, 0.1 degree above normal. The maximum temperature was 46.0 degrees on the 12th and 28th and a minimum temperature of 10.0 degrees was recorded on the 10th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 39.0 degrees, 0.5 degree below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 24.0 degrees, 1.7 degrees above the norm. The monthly average was 5.4 degrees cooler than February 2012. There were no nights with single digit temperatures recorded in February, and all but 2 nights had temperatures below 32 degrees. 

Sunshine totaled 44% of the possible sunshine hours, 6 points under the norm. Five days had 90% or better sunshine while 10 days had no sunshine data recorded at all. The sunshine hours are recorded at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA. 

Precipitation totaled 5.39 inches, 1.72 inches above the norm and 4.43 inches more than February 2012. We had measurable precipitation on 11 days of which 9 were 0.10 inches or greater. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.19 inches on the 10th. There were 5 days with measurable snowfall totaling 24.1 inches, 15.4 inches above normal. This is the 3rd highest monthly snowfall total for February, surpassed by 28.0 inches in 2003 and 31.0 inches 1994. The greatest snowfall for one storm came on the 8th and 9th with 14.0 inches during blizzard conditions with strong winds, tremendous tree damage and large power outages. This ties the 2nd highest daily total snowfall recorded in 1983 in East Wareham, surpassed only by the 17 inches recorded in 2003. Year-to-date snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now 28.10 inches, 13.30 inches more than this time in 2012; the 2012-2013 season to date is 31.60 inches, 4.0 inches above the seasonal average. Snowfall records go back to 1952 in East Wareham.

Offical Winter Season

The official winter in East Wareham (Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013) was warm, wet and snowy, with well below average sunshine. The season temperatures averaged 33.80 degrees, 2.4 degrees above normal. The low mark was 5.0 degrees on Jan. 24th and the high mark was 68 degrees on Dec. 3rd. The coldest daily high was 18.0 degrees on Jan. 23rd. Sunshine was 44%, 3 points below normal. Precipitation totaled 14.57 inches, 2.29 inches above average. Snowfall totaled 31.60 inches, 4.0 inches above normal. Precipitation and snowfall for the 2012 – 2013 winter season was almost double last year's season. December actually turned out to be the warmest month with the most rainfall and the lowest snowfall. January had the least amount of rainfall and the most sunshine hours. February was the coldest and snowiest of the season.

January

January was warm and dry. We had above average temperatures and sunshine, with below average rainfall and snowfall. The average temperature was 31.8 degrees, 2.8 degrees above normal and 3.2 degrees below January 2012. The maximum temperature was 57.0 degrees on January 14th. A minimum temperature of 5.0 degrees was recorded on the 24th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 39.3 degrees, 1.6 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 23.1 degrees, 2.8 degrees above the norm. Daytime high temperatures were above 50 degrees on 4 days. Evening temperatures were 32 degrees or below for all but 6 nights. There were 4 nights with temperatures in the single digits.

Precipitation totaled 2.17 inches. This is 2.01 inches below normal. January 2013 was the 11th driest January in the 86 years of record keeping in East Wareham, the 3rd driest in the past 28 years and the driest January since 2004. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days; 5 of those days had less than 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.67 inches on the 31st. We had measurable snowfall of 0.10 inches or greater on 5 days, totaling 4.00 inches for the month, 8.00 inches below average. The largest 24-hour snowfall was 2.5 inches on the 22nd of January. We did have snow-covered ground for the first 10 days of the month from the December snowfall. There were also 4 days with heavy fog this month. 

Sunshine totaled 56% of the possible sunshine hours, 10 points above the normal. There were 5 days with no sunshine and 10 days with 90% or better sunshine. Total sunshine hours for January 2013 was very similar to the sunshine hours recorded in January 2012.

2012

2012 Year in Review

The year 2012 had above average temperatures and sunshine with slightly below average rainfall and snowfall. The first six months of the year were warm and dry, while the last six months of the year continued to be warm but very wet. This year set an all-time highest yearly average temperature in the 86 years of record keeping in East Wareham. Temperatures averaged 53.5 degrees, 3.5 degrees above the 30-year average in East Wareham and surpassing the highest average temperature of 53.2 degrees set in 1998. The average monthly temperature was above normal 11 out of 12 months. The maximum temperature of 96 degrees for the year was recorded on June 21st. The minimum temperature of 9.0 degrees was recorded on January 16th. We started the year with 13.4 inches of snow in January and the total snowfall for the year was only 18.6 inches. The official winter season of 2011 - 2012 was above average in temperature and sunshine hours with below average rainfall and snowfall. Snowfall for the winter of 2011- 2012 in East Wareham was 15.1 inches. Our seasonal average snowfall is 24.40 inches in East Wareham. The record low snowfall was set in 1997 with only 5.07 inches of snow. The official spring 2012 season had above average temperatures and sunshine hours with below average rainfall and snowfall, just the same as the winter season. The official summer of 2012 was also warm and very sunny, but very damp. The official fall season for 2012 was again warm, wet with above average sunshine. By the year's end, precipitation totaled 48.81 inches, 0.19 inches above normal. September was the wettest month with 7.49 inches of rainfall. The driest month was February with only 0.96 inches of rain. January gave us the greatest snowfall in 2012 with 13.4 inches. June was the only month this year with slightly below average temperatures. There were five months with low sunshine hours and seven months with above sunshine hours. Possible sunshine for the year was above normal. Overall, we started 2012 very warm and dry with below-average snowfall. After the lack of rain for the first 4 months of the year, the weather was characterized by being very warm, sunny and wet. The year ended warm and wet, with below average sunshine and snowfall.

December

December was very warm, cloudy and wet. The temperature averaged 38.6 degrees, 4.4 degrees per day above normal. Maximum temperature was 68.0 degrees on the 3rd; a minimum temperature of 19.0 degrees was recorded on the 31st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 46.3 degrees, 3.2 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 30.9 degrees, 5.5 degrees above the norm. This was our 6th warmest December in the 86 years of our record keeping. Four of the seven warmest Decembers have occurred in the past 12 years. Precipitation totaled 7.01 inches, 2.58 inches above normal and 3.67 inches more then December 2011. This was the 10th wettest December in the 86 years of our record keeping. We had 16 rain events spread out evenly during the month. Measurable rain of 0.10 inches or more was recorded on 8 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.87 inches on the 11th. Total rainfall for 2012 was 49.81 inches, 0.51 inches below average for East Wareham and 5.56 inches less than the total rainfall for 2011. There was one day with measurable snow this month, totaling 3.50 inches. December's snowfall was 1.30 inches below the average for East Wareham. Sunshine for the month was very low, totaling 33% of possible, 13 points below the norm. There were only four days with 90% or greater sunshine hours and 12 days with no sunshine at all.

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