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October 2020

Vol. 48, No. 5

Bird Sightings: May-June 2020

Neil Hayward and Robert H. Stymeist

May began as a brief warm spell, with temperatures rising to 78 degrees on May 3. Strong southwest winds brought a surge of new migrants to our area. By May 6, the Boston area experienced unusually cold weather, with parts of western Massachusetts receiving measurable amounts of snow. On May 10 (Mother's Day), Boston tied the record low temperature of 34 degrees set on that date in 1902. The high temperature for the month was 83 degrees on May 27, and the average temperature in Boston was 65 degrees, just one degree below the historical average for May. Precipitation for the month totaled 2.21 inches, 1.28 inches below the normal for Boston.


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