First Half of 2010: Warmest on Record in RI

The first six months of this year have all featured warmer than normal weather. Through June 26, at TF Green Airport, the temperature has averaged 48.6° F. This is equal to the warmest average temperature on record (1991) for the first six months of the year. We will certainly break the record. The last three days have averaged 77°, 84°, and 81°. June 30 will be a bit cooler, but still plenty warm enough to continue pushing that average temperature well over the record level.

June has been more than 3° warmer than normal at TF Green Airport. It will probably go down as one of the ten warmest on record.

July will likely start out with more very warm weather. As you may know, my summer forecast called for a warmer than normal summer, with eight 90° days. So far, we have seen plenty of warm weather and two 90° days. The forecast appears to be working out, much to the chagrin of my air conditioner which has been working overtime.

-Fred

Here are some of the numbers on the first half of the year courtesy of the National Weather Service:

.CLIMATE...
WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR JAN 1 -JUN 30

BOS   48.9F  1976
BDL   48.6F  1991
PVD   48.6F  1991
ORH   46.3F  1921

JAN 1 THROUGH JUN 26 2010

BOS 48.3F 2010 48.4F 1976
BDL 48.2F 2010 47.9F 1991
PVD 48.6F 2010 48.0F 1998
ORH 45.0F 2010 45.8F 1921

WARMEST JUNE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE JUNE 1-30

BOS 73.4F 1976
BDL 72.7F 1976
PVD 72.2F 1943
ORH 70.4F 1923 AND 1892

JUNE 1-26 2010

BOS 69.6F +2.1F
BDL 70.0F +2.0F
PVD 69.9F +2.8F
ORH 66.9F +2.6F

JAN THROUGH MAY 2010 HAVE HAD ABOVE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES
WITH THE LAST BELOW NORMAL MONTH RECORDED DECEMBER 2009 AT THE LCD
SITES.