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Weatherman Nick Diller checks his automated weather station in Great Barrington, Mass.

NICK DILLER weather summary: August 2019, warm and dry

By Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 Life In the Berkshires

I was checking the automated weather station as I have to frequently do to insuring it is clean and running properly to provide as accurate weather figures as possible. Birds who use it as a perch are not potty trained.

The weather data this computerized receiver provides along with a new database that automatically records the information is the main reason I can provide you with the monthly weather info, no matter where in the world I might be.  It’s an amazing piece of technology.

You can access the site by going to:  https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KMAGREAT4?cm_ven=localwx_pwsdash (copy & paste)

What this station and other stations in the Southern Berkshires told me was something that you may have already suspected, August was a very warm and dry month.

First, the temperatures: An average high of 82, an average low of 58 for a mean reading of 70.

The 21 of the 31 days were above average. But not by much. Only one day hit 90 degrees, August 18th.

Overall, this August was the 6th warmest since we began record keeping in 1965.

And it was the 11th driest finishing with 2.19”. Great Barrington averages 4.2

August was the third straight with much below average rainfall. The rivers and streams are showing it.

So, here we are September. Maybe this new month will be like last September with lots of rain. We will see.

Have a good month.

DATE    HI            LO         SKY                         RAIN

1-Aug    83           59           FAIR

2-Aug    87           56           FAIR

3-Aug    86           65           CHANGING

4-Aug    82           60           FAIR

5-Aug    83           53           FAIR

6-Aug    84           54           CHANGING         0.04

7-Aug    84           66           CHANGING         0.17

8-Aug    86           61           CHANGING         0.13

9-Aug    82           59           CHANGING         0.01

10-Aug  74           53           CHANGING         0.04

11-Aug  79           48           FAIR

12-Aug  85           50           CHANGING

13-Aug  80           66           CHANGING         0.01

14-Aug  82           66           CHANGING         0.03

15-Aug  85           56           CHANGING

16-Aug  85           59           CHANGING         0.05

17-Aug  86           67           CHANGING         0.39

18-Aug  90           64           CHANGING         0.16

19-Aug  88           63           FAIR

20-Aug  86           67           FAIR

21-Aug  81           64           CHANGING         0.92

22-Aug  83           64           CHANGING         0.02

23-Aug  74           56           CHANGING

24-Aug  74           49           FAIR

25-Aug  75           51           FAIR

26-Aug  78           42           FAIR

27-Aug  72           47           CHANGING

28-Aug  83           62           CHANGING         0.21

29-Aug  77           57           CHANGING         0.01

30-Aug  83           51           CHANGING

31-Aug  75           53           FAIR

TOTALS:  82         58   MEAN  70                   2.19

AVERAGE  81         57   MEAN  69                4.2

 


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