April 2023

Vol. 51, No. 2

Bird Sightings: November-December 2022

Neil Hayward and Robert H. Stymeist

The unseasonably warm air continued into early November with temperatures in the 70s. The November high of 77 degrees on November 7 tied the record high for that date in 1938. The first reading of 32 degrees in Boston was on November 18. Rainfall for the month was noted on just seven days totaling 2.7 inches—about an inch less than normal. On November 11, the remnants of Hurricane Nicole brought some heavy downpours—especially to Cape Cod and the Islands—with gusts of 40–50 mph. The first snowfall of the season occurred on November 15; Worcester County received 1–2 inches, much of which quickly melted away. Metropolitan Boston noted only a trace of snow.

Common Merganser by Sandy Selesky

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