Vol. 44, No. 6
Seth Kellogg, Marjorie W. Rines, and Robert H. Stymeist
The weather lowlight of the period was the continuing drought, which started to have a major impact on our water supply, vegetation, and wildlife. Most of the state was considered to be under severe drought except Cape Cod, a small portion of southeast Massachusetts, and most of the Berkshires. In July, rainfall in Boston was just .87 of an inch, nearly three inches below average, and in August, 1.72 inches of rain was recorded, 1.63 inches below normal.
Common Loons by Sandy Selesky