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Cranberry Weather Summaries - Current Year

2022

September

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

September was slightly wet, warm, and below average sunshine for the month.  The temperature averaged 64.4°, 1.3 degrees per day above normal. Maximum temperature was 86° on the 12th day which is 2.9 degrees above to the long-term maximum temperature. The minimum temperature was 43° and was recorded on three nights (17th, 25th and 30th).  Daytime high temperatures averaged 75°, which is 3 degrees above the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 66°; 3.6 degrees above the norm.  There were 10 days with a maximum temperature of at least 80°. 

Sunshine totaled 56% of the possible sunshine hours, 3.3 points below the norm.  They were 6 days of possible sunshine hours above 90% and 5 days with virtually no sunshine at all.  The Blue Hills Observatory (official site for sunshine hour data) recorded 9 days with fog and the rest were sunny and clear. 

Precipitation totaled 4.79 inches; 0.45 inches above normal. The rainfall was 5.47 inches less than the amount received for the month in 2021. We had measurable rain of at least 0.10 inches on 8 days, and 2 days with spotty showers and drizzle with less than 0.10 inches recorded.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.23 inches on the 23rd.  By the end of September, a total of 33.3 inches of rainfall had been received for the year, 3.39 inches below the long-term average, and 0.8 inches less than 2021 total rainfall at this time of the year.

August

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama 

August was warm, wet, and above average sunshine month.  The temperature averaged 75.98 degrees, 5.28 degrees above the long-term average. There were 13 days with a maximum temperature of 90 or above and 11 days with temperatures above 80 but less than 90 degrees.  The maximum temperature of 96 was recorded on the 6th.  The minimum temperature of 54 degrees was recorded on the 14th.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 85.94 degrees, 7.34 degrees above the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 66.03 degrees, 3.63 degrees above the norm.  There were 7 nights with temperatures of 70 or above and 21 nights with temperatures equal to 60 degrees, but less than 70 degrees.

Sunshine totaled 65% of the possible sunshine hours, which is 7 points above the norm.  There were 4 days with 90% or greater of possible sunshine, and only one day with no sunshine at all.

Precipitation totaled 4.93 inches, 1.06 inches above normal and 0.85 inches less than August 2021.  We had measurable precipitation on 8 days, with 5 of those have more than 0.1 inch. The highest 24hr precipitation of 2.18 inches was recorded on the 23rd. Year-to-date, 2022 has received 28.51 inches of rain, 3.84 inches below long-term yearly average for East Wareham.

Official Summer Season 

The official summer (June, July, and August) was warmer, below average precipitation and sunny.  The average temperature was 73.1 degrees, 3.94 degrees above the 30-year average for the 3-month period. All three months had above average temperature.  Total rainfall for the season was 8.16 inches, 2.8 inches below the normal precipitation for this time of year; 2022 season received 1.73 inches less rainfall compared to 2021 season.  Sunshine hours totaled 898 hours; this is 155 hours above the average for the three months.  We had a maximum temperature of 97 degrees recorded on July 21st and a minimum temperature of 47 degrees recorded on 5th of June.  There were 10 days of 90° or more in June and August but none in July.  We did not officially have a heat wave this summer.  Five official heat waves were recorded in summer (July 20-22; 23-25; August 3-5; 6-8; 20-22). A heat wave is typically defined as three consecutive days where the temperature reaches or exceeds 90 °F. 

July

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

July 2022 was very dry and with above average sunshine and above average temperature. The average temperature for July was 67.07 degrees; 1.52 degrees above the 30-year average. Maximum temperature of 97 degrees was recorded on the 21st, and a minimum temperature of 55 degrees was recorded on the 4th.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 87.23 degrees; 7.63 degrees higher than the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 65.4 degrees, 1.95 degrees above the norm.  

Sunshine at the Blue Hills Observatory totaled 73% of the possible sunshine hours, 15.7 points above the long-term average. Ten days of July had sunshine equal to or greater than 90%, and 2 days had sunshine hours below 5%.

Precipitation totaled 0.26, a record dry month.  This is 3.1 inches below normal and 4.4 inches of rainfall less than what was received in 2021.  We had measurable precipitation on 5 days; only 1 day had more than 0.1 inches.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.17 inches on the 2nd. Year-to-date rainfall for 2022 is 28.58 (4.5 inches more than 2021 at this stage), 4.9 inches less than the average year-to-date for East Wareham. 

June

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

June was a sunny month with above average temperature and below average rainfall. The mean temperature for the month was 67.1 degrees, 1.5 degrees above average.  Maximum temperature was 88 degrees on the 26th and 27th; a minimum temperature of 47 degrees (1.6 degrees warmer than long-term average) was recorded on the 5th.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 77.9 degrees, 5.2 degrees above the norm.  Evening low temperatures averaged 56.23 degrees, and 0.87 degrees below the norm. 

Sunshine average was 62% of the possible sunshine recorded.  This is 7 points above the long-term average for June sunshine recorded at the Blue Hills Observatory. Six days were rated as sunny (90% or greater of possible) with 4 days having less than 10% possible sunshine in the month. 

Precipitation totaled 2.97 inches, and 0.8 inches below the 30-year average.  We had measurable precipitation on 10 days, with 9 of those days having measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.66 inches on the 9th.  Year-to-date rainfall for 2022 now stands at 23.32 inches, 1.84 inches below average.

The first half of 2022 has been slightly dry with rainfall below the long-term average for the period. The rainfall for the first half was 1.84 inches below 30-year long-term average rainfall. The winter temperature (December to February) was 0.67 degrees warmer than the average while the spring months (March to May) were 1.99 degrees warmer than the long-term average. Sunshine hours were above average for the first half of the year.

 

May

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

May weather was above average in temperature and with more sunshine than normal.  Rainfall was below the 30-year average. The temperatures for May averaged 58.5 degrees, 2.67 degrees above the 30-year average.  The maximum temperature was 84 degrees on the 22nd and a minimum temperature of 33 degrees was recorded on the 1st.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 66.6 degrees; 2 degrees above the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 50.4 degrees, 3.3 degrees above the norm.

Based on data from the Blue Hills Observatory, sunshine averaged 57% of the possible sunshine hours, 5 percentage point above the norm.  There were 5 days with 90% or better sunshine and 2  days with no sunshine at all.  There were 14 days that were clear without any cloud cover in East Wareham. 

Precipitation totaled 2.72 inch (this is 3.55 inches less precipitation than received in May 2021), 1 inch below the average rainfall for May in East Wareham.  There were 8 days with measurable precipitation, and each day had more than 0.1 inch. The largest 24-hour rainfall event was 0.69 inches on the 30th.  Our total year-to-date rainfall is 20.35 inches, 1 inch below the average in East Wareham. 

Official Spring Season

The official spring (March-May) had average temperatures of 48.3 degrees; 2 degrees above the long-term average. Total snowfall recorded for the period (March-May) was 2 inches. The average total snow is 6.16.   Precipitation was 3.64 inches below normal at 10.07 inches and this is 2.76 inches less rainfall than the same period last year (2021).  All months had below average precipitation. Sunshine for the spring was 678.8 hours, 12 % more than the normal average number of sunshine hours for the three-month period. All three months had above average sunshine hours. 

April

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

April 2022 was slightly warm with below average precipitation and above average sunshine.

Overall, the temperature averaged 48.2 degrees, 2.15 degrees warmer than the 30-year average.  The maximum temperature was 68 degrees on the 16th, this is 4 degrees colder than the 30-year maximum temperature and a minimum temperature of 28 degrees was recorded on 20th night which is 1.8 degrees warmer than the long-term average.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 59.1 degrees; 4.6 degrees warmer than the norm.  Evening low temperatures averaged 37.3 degrees; 0.2 degree colder than the norm. 

Sunshine, recorded at the Blue Hills Observatory, averaged 56% of the possible sunshine hours. Total sunshine hours were 225 hr., and this represents 32 hr. more than the long-term average.  There were 8 days with 80% or better sunshine and 4 days with virtually no sunshine. 

Precipitation totaled 3.93 inches, which is 0.68 inch below normal.  We had measurable precipitation on 12 days; 7 days had 0.10 inches or greater rainfall.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.98 inches recorded on the 21st.  Year-to-date rainfall for 2021 stands at 17.63 inches; this is 4.7 inches more than last year’s total at this time and about the same as the normal average for this time of year.

We had no snowfall in April. The total snowfall so far for the year (2022) is 35.5 inches which is 13.5 inches above this time in 2021.

February

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

February had  average temperatures, above average precipitation and snowfall.  The temperatures averaged 30.7 degrees,  0.3 degrees below the long-term average.  The maximum temperature was 59 degrees on the 24th and a minimum temperature of -5 degrees was recorded on the 1st.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 42.1 degrees, 2.8 degrees above the long-term average for the month. Evening temperatures averaged 19.32 degrees, 3.68 degree below the long-term average.

Sunshine averaged 49% of the possible sunshine hours, 1 point below average.  7 days had 90% or better sunshine while 5 days had no sunshine.  The sunshine hours are recorded at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA.  Precipitation totaled 5.72 inches 2.1 inches more than the long-term average.  We had measurable precipitation on 10 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.47 inches on the 5th.  February had 5 inches of snowfall in contrast to February 2021 where 14 inches of snowfall was recorded. Year-to-date snowfall recorded in East Wareham is now 33.5 inches.  Snowfall records go back to 1952 in East Wareham. 

Official Winter Season

The official winter in East Wareham (Dec. 2021- Feb. 2022) was warmer than normal (0.67 degrees warmer), slightly wet (by 0.11 inches), and above average snowfall.  Sunshine (at Blue Hills) for the winter was 109 hours , 25 points below the norm.  The season's temperatures and Feb 1st and the maximum was 60 degrees on December 7th.  Sunshine hours for Dec-Feb were below the average. Precipitation totaled 11.87 inches; 0.34 inches below average.  Snowfall totaled 42.5 inches; 15.14 inches above normal. December was the warmest of the three winter months and all months had snowfalls and January being the snowiest. February had the highest rainfall for the winter season.

January

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

January was below average temperature month, and above average snowfall and precipitation. The average temperature was 27.48 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature was 52 degrees on January 2nd,  and this is 2 degrees below normal. A minimum temperature of -4 degrees was recorded on the 31st  and this is 1.6 degrees below normal. Daytime high temperatures averaged 37.19 degrees, almost the same as the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 17.8 degrees, 3.1 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures of 32 degrees or below were recorded on 28 nights.

Precipitation totaled 4.56 inches. This is 0.5 inches above normal. We had measurable precipitation on 12 days; 2 of those days had less than 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.9 inches from the 30th. We had a total of 28.5 inches of  snowfall (20 inches more than January 2021), the long-term average snowfall for the month is 10.85 inches.

Sunshine averaged 52% of the possible sunshine hours. There were 8 days with no sunshine and 8 days with 90% or better sunshine. Total sunshine for January 2022 was 11 points above the long-term average for January and 38 points above sunshine hours recorded in January 2021.

We had a below-average temperature and about average sunshine hours with above average rainfall and snowfall for January.

October

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

October had an average temperature warmer than the long-term average for the month, below average sunshine hours and above average rainfall.  The temperature averaged 55.03 degrees, 2.35 degrees per day above average for October.  Maximum temperature of 73 degrees was recorded on the 8th and 13th; a minimum temperature of 33 degrees was recorded on the 30th and 31st. Daytime high temperatures averaged 64.68 degrees; 2.88 degrees higher than the norm.  Evening low temperatures averaged 45.39 degrees, 1.69 degrees above the norm.

Sunshine totaled 54% of the possible sunshine hours, 1 point below the norm, and 1 point better than October 2021.  The Blue Hills observatory had 16 days that were mostly clear (at least 80% of possible) and 6 days with no sunshine.  In East Wareham, 16 days in October were either cloudy or overcast.

Precipitation totaled 6.89 inches, 2.75 inches above the 30-year average and 1.34 inches below this time in 2021.  The largest rainfall came on the 5th, 1.34 inches.  Measurable rain was recorded on 13 days, 11 days of which had rainfall of 0.10 inches or greater. Year-to-date rainfall for 2022 is 40.19 inches; 0.64 inches below long-term average for East Wareham and 12.16 inches below rainfall received at this point in 2021.

March

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

March was warmer than the 30-year average, with below-average rainfall and snowfall and above average sunshine.  The temperatures averaged 38.8 degrees, 1.76 degrees per day above the 30-year average. Maximum temperature for the month was 64 degrees on the 20th and a minimum temperature of 12 degrees was recorded on the 1st.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 49.68 degrees, 4.68 degrees above the norm.  Evening temperatures averaged 28 degrees, 0.9 degrees below the norm.

Sunshine totaled 53% of possible sunshine hours, 5% above the average.  Sunshine data are from the Blue Hill Observatory where 196 sunshine hours were recorded for the month.  Year-to-date sunshine for 2022 are 41 points above normal. 

Precipitation totaled 3.42 inches. This is 1.97 inches below normal.  We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 8 days.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.88 inches on the 25th. We have received a total of 13.7 inches of precipitation year-to-date, 0.63 inches above the average for East Wareham and 2.72 inches more than 2021 at this point. We had measurable snowfall of 2 inches on the 10th. The long-term snowfall for March is 5.34 inches.