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Nick Diller’s monthly weather summary: March 2017, colder and wetter

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By Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 Life In the Berkshires 1

Great Barrington — Sometimes March can be an up and down month. Temperatures can be very warm and then very cold. Sometimes big snowstorms can occur. March 2017 was like that.

At the beginning of the month very warm weather. Then came an arctic cold wave with a snow squall and colder readings. Finally, the big snowstorm that dropped 16 to in some places over two feet of snow to the Northeast.

When the month came to an end yesterday, our averages for the month looked like this:

We ended up with an average high temperature of 40 and a low of 31 for a mean of 30.5.                                         The precipitation totals were rain 2.24″, added snow melt 2.84″

So, the month turned out to be four degrees colder and wetter than normal thanks to two nor’easters and two Arctic fronts. The month’s mean temperature of 30.5 was the eighth coldest in the now 52-year history.

By the looks of things, cooler than average weather will continue for at least another week.

  DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP        SKY RAIN SNOW                                                COMMENTS
1-Mar-17 64 52 CHANGING     VCLDY WINDY. CLEAR LATE EVENING
2-Mar-17 60 25 CHANGING 0.01   CLEAR EARLY AM. PCLDY WINDY COLDER AFT BRIEF SHOWER. THEN CLEAR
3-Mar-17 34 15 CHANGING   0.5 FAIR AM. CLOUDING UP LATE AFT. SNOW (.01) SQUAL 5 TIL 6P THEN CLEARING
4-Mar-17 21 9 FAIR     WINDY
5-Mar-17 27 5 FAIR     WINDY
6-Mar-17 47 9 CHANGING     FAIR AM. CLOUDING UP MID AFT. HI TEMP 11:59P
7-Mar-17 50 24 CLOUDY 0.26   PERIODS OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE. HI TEMP 1A
8-Mar-17 56 37 CHANGING 0.19   RAIN EARLY AM. THEN CLEARING, BREEZY
9-Mar-17 48 33 CHANGING     FAIR BREEZY DAY. CLOUDING UP LATE EVENING
10-Mar-17 33 16 CHANGING   1.1 SNOW (.07″)EARLY AM. THEN FAIR.
11-Mar-17 19 7 CHANGING     VERY WINDY WINDY. FAIR AM. MCLDY A FEW FLURRIES AFT EVENING. THEN FAIR LATE PM RECORD LOW HI.
12-Mar-17 22 6 FAIR      
13-Mar-17 31 10 CHANGING     CLOUDING UP LATE EVENING.
14-Mar-17 27 17 CLOUDY   19.6 SNOW (2.0) 3A TIL 11p. TREE TOP WINDS GUSTING TO 40MPH
15-Mar-17 25 11 CHANGING     PCLDY AM. MCLDY AFT WITH A FEW FLURRIES. PCLDY EVENING BREEZY
16-Mar-17 33 19 CHANGING   0.1 EARLY AM SNOW SHOWER. THEN FAIR
17-Mar-17 40 19 FAIR     BREEZY DAY THEN CALM OVERNIGHT
18-Mar-17 42 9 CHANGING     CLOUDING UP LATE AM.
19-Mar-17 46 27 CHANGING     FAIR DAY. MCLDY EVENING
20-Mar-17 48 16 CHANGING     CLOUDY AM. CLEAR MID DAY
21-Mar-17 53 29 FAIR      
22-Mar-17 38 18 CHANGING   0.4 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. SNOW (.02″)6A THEN FAIR WINDY
23-Mar-17 38 16 FAIR      
24-Mar-17 41 21 CLOUDY 0.03   CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. PERIODS OF LIGHT MIXED PRECIP AM.
25-Mar-17 43 34 CLOUDY 0.25   PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN TIL 6P.
26-Mar-17 38 30 CLOUDY 0.1   PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN.
27-Mar-17 44 34 CLOUDY 0.44   RAIN 5A TIL 10A
28-Mar-17 50 37 CLOUDY 0.51   RAIN 2P TIL MIDNIGHT
29-Mar-17 47 30 CHANGING     CLEARING AT SUNRISE. FAIR. LO TEMP 11;59p
30-Mar-17 48 24 CHANGING     CLOUDING UP LATE AFT. RAIN 11P TIL…
31-Mar-17 38 33 CLOUDY 0.45 1 PERIODS OF RAIN CONTINUING TIL 5P THEN SLEET (.73) WINDY
  40 21   2.24 22.7 AVERAGE: Temp-45/24   Mean-34.5
      Snow melt 2.84   Precip: Rain 3.21   Snow   10.4
             

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  1. John Masiero says:

    Thank you, Nick, for all your good work and record keeping over the years. George Bulgarelli would be pleased.

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