Vol. 44, No. 2
Seth Kellogg, Marjorie W. Rines, and Robert H. Stymeist
November and December were much warmer than normal with little precipitation. The high for Boston in November was 76˚ on November 5, and the low was 34˚. Rainfall for the month measured 2.07 inches, nearly two inches below average. December 1 marks the start of meteorological winter, which was hard to believe this year. The high for Boston was a balmy 69˚ degrees on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day was sunny and 62˚. The average temperature for December was 45˚, ten degrees above normal. There was no killing frost in Boston until December 28. Rainfall totaled 4.28 inches, just a half-inch above normal; the most came with the storm on December 23–24, which also brought the record warmth.