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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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.
Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016 - It isn't often you get above 80 in October but we did on the 18th when we hit a record high of 83.
Monday, 24 Oct 2016 - Cook the bird on the grill. Once you do, you will never cook it in the oven again. The flavor will be awesome! Trust me!
Sunday, 2 Oct 2016 - September marks the ninth straight month the precipitation levels have been one-third to one-half below average.
Thursday, 1 Sep 2016 - Since Memorial Day Weekend rainfall has totaled 8.36 inches compared to an average of 13.4.
Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016 - In 51 years of record keeping this year came in 13th on the driest July list.
Sunday, 3 Jul 2016 - With the jet stream to our south, keeping us in a dry weather pattern with very low dew points made this June the 15th driest in 51 years of record keeping.
Sunday, 19 Jun 2016 - May was a month that featured most of the types of weather that our Berkshires could have: rain, snow, and the hot, humid conditions of summer.