For 38 years Nick Diller was the morning host of WSBS Radio in Great Barrington, and then a cameraman for CTSB Television. When not behind the microphone or camera, Nick pursues his true passions: Weather watching, using weather records of Great Barrington dating back to 1965. He’s been brewing beer since 1994. He’s a master at barbecuing and grilling and often teaches others how to grill. And he makes various types of barbecue sauces under his Griller Diller label. (He grows his own hops for brewing) and being the nanny (Manny) of his granddaughter.
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Friday, 1 Mar 2019 - This year, there were only 9 inches of snow, which melted to less than 1 inch of water—that made this February the 17th driest.
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 - We average five below-zero days in January and generally about seven a year, though in the winter of 2001–02, I recorded none at my station.
Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 - That humidity translated into a very wet year with the most precipitation seen in this young century of 63.72 inches, which was nearly 20 inches more than last year and 24 inches more that the drought year of 2016.
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 - In cold weather you will need more fuel to maintain proper temperature, so make sure you have a full bag of charcoal and, if you’re cooking your rib roast on a gas grill, at least three-quarters of a tank of propane.
Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 - November temperatures were the second coldest this century.
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 - The warm, humid and wet weather did a job on the foliage, not only in the Berkshires, but also in many other locations in the Northeast.
Monday, 1 Oct 2018 - An article in the Washington Post sited high Atlantic Ocean temperatures in the 70s and 80s as the reason for the extreme humid conditions this summer.
Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 - A high temperature of 92 at 3:24 p.m. coupled with a dew point of 78 brought the heat index to 104.5.
Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018 - Weather people tell us August will start out the way July ended: warm and humid. My gardens love it!
Monday, 2 Jul 2018 - Temperatures showed just a half degree below average with a high-low of 77 and 54 that was one half degree below average and ninth coolest June overall.
Friday, 1 Jun 2018 - The month finished as the fourth warmest and ninth driest in the now 53 years of weather recordkeeping.
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - I knew temperatures would only be in the 50s for most of the day so that would necessitate more time needed to cook this bad boy to an internal temperature of 200F.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - Precipitation reflected the cool temperatures with twice the amount of snow.
Monday, 2 Apr 2018 - The temperatures for March were colder than average with a mean of 33 degrees, which turned out to be the 11th coldest in the 53 years of record-keeping with a temperature of 33 degrees compared to 34.5 degrees.
Thursday, 1 Mar 2018 - Twenty-two of the 28 days came in above average, producing seven days of 50 or above temps and three of those hit 60, including two record highs.
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 - I brought the chicken into the kitchen to add to fresh beets and baked sweet potatoes as well as a delicious salad.
Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 - January snowfall was just about average at 17 inches. But we received well above rainfall.
Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 - High temp Saturday was 59 at 12:04 a.m. and now at 8 a.m. it’s down to 27 degrees with gusting 25 mph winds.
Monday, 1 Jan 2018 - The mean temperature for the month was 25.5, three degrees below average. It turned to be the 8th coldest since 1965.
Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 - The high temperature of 9 degrees represents the coldest high reading since December 22, 1989.
Nick Diller weather summary: November 2017, drier with near-normal temperatures; early December snowfall
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 - It's interesting to note that the daily high temps in November 2017 were warmer than average while the lows were colder.
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017 - Rainfall totaled 3.36 versus the average 4.20 inches. But once again, it did not feel drier and cooler because of moderate to extreme humidity.
Saturday, 5 Aug 2017 - For the ninth time in 52 years there were no 90 plus readings in July.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - the weather conditions for the month gone by turned out to be just right for slow flowering of plants and fruit trees.
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 - Temperatures can be very warm and then very cold. Sometimes big snowstorms can occur. March 2017 was like that.
Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 - With an upcoming nor'easter on Monday night and Tuesday and you have an old Man Winter making up for lost time.
Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 - February marked the first time in three months the monthly total of precipitation fell below the average.
Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 - From the weather observer: "All in a much warmer than normal winter."
Saturday, 4 Feb 2017 - Today, I'm grilling 2 cowboy rib-eye steaks to celebrate my 73rd birthday and my 48th year grilling.
Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017 - With the rain and melted precipitation, we exceeded the average for the fourth straight month. That’s good news for drought watchers.
Sunday, 1 Jan 2017 - Precipitation was not average. Even factoring in melted snow and adding that to rainfall totals did not equal the nearly 6-decade average.
Friday, 2 Dec 2016 - We ended up a little warmer and a lot wetter than average. I wonder if this is a trend.