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Nick Diller’s monthly weather summary: A warm, wet start to 2017

By Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 News

Great Barrington — We started 2017 on the warm side, in fact nine degrees warmer than the now 52-year average. The average high temperature in January was 6 degrees higher. But it was the low’s that made it a warm January with an average that was 11 degrees warmer. We had only five days last month with completely fair weather. Most days it was partly to mostly cloudy, especially at night and that kept temperatures up. On only one day did it dip below zero.

The January precipitation showed little snow because of the warmth. Normally, we record about 17 inches. This year we were the 11th least snowiest.

But with the rain and melted precipitation, we exceeded the average for the fourth straight month. That’s good news for drought watchers.

Have a wonderful February.

DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP    SKY RAIN SNOW                          COMMENTS
1-Jan-17 39 20 FAIR LOW CLOUDS LIFTING TO FAIR.
2-Jan-17 36 18 CHANGING CLOUDING UP AFT.
3-Jan-17 40 34 CLOUDIY 0.43 RAIN AM TIL MIDNIGHT
4-Jan-17 41 28 CHANGING 0.24 RAIN EARLY AM. RAIN EARLY PM. CLEARING AT SUNSET
5-Jan-17 29 21 CHANGING VCLDY DAY.
6-Jan-17 27 13 CHANGING 0.8 THICKENING CLOUDS. LIGHT SNOW (.09″) 3A. PCLDY DAY
7-Jan-17 20 11 CLOUDIY 1.4 LIGHT SNOW (.05″)
8-Jan-17 20 7 CHANGING 0.5 VCLDY WITH SNOW (.02″) SHOWERS. CLEAR EVENING
9-Jan-17 19 -1 FAIR
10-Jan-17 41 8 CHANGING CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. HI TEMP 11:59P
11-Jan-17 51 35 CHANGING 0.24 RAIN EARLY AM * LATE PM. WINDY
12-Jan-17 54 41 CHANGING 0.57 RAIN OFF AND ON ALL TIL EARLY EVENING. THEN CLEARING RECORD HI TEMP 9p
13-Jan-17 54 23 FAIR RECORD HI TEMP 12:01A.
14-Jan-17 28 14 CHANGING CLOUDING UP MID DAY.
15-Jan-17 36 19 FAIR
16-Jan-17 38 13 FAIR
17-Jan-17 37 24 CHANGING 0.22 CLOUDING UP AT SUNRISE. RAIN MID DAY TIL LATE EVENING.
18-Jan-17 38 32 CLOUDIY 0.12 A LITTLE SLEET AT START. THEN RAIN TIL MID DAY. THEN OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.
19-Jan-17 41 33 CHANGING 0.02 DRIZZLE EARLY AM THEN PCLDY. MCLDY PM WITH SPRINKLES
20-Jan-17 38 32 CLOUDIY LIGHT DRIZZLE EVENING (NOT ENOUGH TO MEASURE)
21-Jan-17 55 37 CHANGING LIGHT DRIZZLE EARLEY AM (NOT ENOUGH TO MEASURE) THEN FAIR.
22-Jan-17 52 35 CHANGING MCLDY EARLY AM. PCLDY MID DAY THEN MCLDY
23-Jan-17 38 33 CLOUDIY WINDY. SLEET 7P TIL MIDNIGHT. (MEASURED 1/23-24   .83)
24-Jan-17 36 24 CLOUDIY 0.83 3.3 SLEET TIL 7A. SLEET/RAIN TIL EARLY EVE. THEN SLEET/SNOW
25-Jan-17 39 30 CHANGING 0.02 VERY LIGHT RAIN AM. THEN VCLDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS CLEARING AT SUNSET
26-Jan-17 46 33 CHANGING 0.16 LIGHT RAIN AM. THEN VCLDY SNOW SH SLEET SH.
27-Jan-17 38 34 CHANGING VCLDY WITH A FEW FLURRIES. BREEZY
28-Jan-17 37 32 CHANGING VDLDY.
29-Jan-17 39 28 CHANGING VCLDY A FLURRIE.
30-Jan-17 31 18 FAIR
31-Jan-17 27 11 CHANGING 0.8
 Month Average 38 24 Mean: 31 2.85 6.8
Melted 0.22
Total 3.07

AVERAGE: 32/13   Mean 22.5         PRECIP: Rain-2.43     Snow-17.4


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