Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
February had average temperatures, above average precipitation and snowfall. The temperatures averaged 31.1 degrees, same as the long-term average. The maximum temperature was 61 degrees on the 25th and a minimum temperature of 9 degrees was recorded on the 1st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 38.8 degrees, 6.5 degrees lower than the long term average for the month. Evening temperatures averaged 23.4 degrees, 0.4 degree above the long-term average.
Sunshine averaged 37% of the possible sunshine hours, 13 points below average. 8 days had 80% or better sunshine (3 with 100%) while 12 days had no sunshine. The sunshine hours are recorded at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA. Precipitation totaled 5.91 inches 2.3 inches more than the long term average. We had measurable precipitation on 10 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 2.87 inches on the 2nd. February had 14 inches of snowfall in contrast to February 2020 where no snowfall was recorded. Year-to-date snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now 22 inches. Snowfall records go back to 1952 in East Wareham.
Official Winter Season
The official winter in East Wareham (Dec. 2020- Feb. 2021) was warmer than normal (1.53 degrees warmer), wet (by 3.83 inches), and above average snowfall. Sunshine (at Blue Hills) for the winter was 114 hours , 19.7 points below the norm. The season's temperatures averaged 33.1 degrees, 1.53 degrees above normal. The low mark was 9 degrees on January 31st and Feb 1st and the maximum was 63 degrees on December 1st. Sunshine hours for Dec-Feb were below the average. Precipitation totaled 16.04 inches, 3.83 inches above average and 1.98 inches above the same season last year (2019-2020). Snowfall totaled 31 inches; 1.64 inches above normal. December was the warmest of the three winter months and all months had snowfalls and February being the snowiest. December had the highest rainfall for the winter season.