Bird Observer - The New England Birding Journal

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

April 2016

Vol. 44, No. 2

Bird Sightings: November/December 2015

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.

R. Stymeist

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