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September 2012
Summer 2012 Tied for Seventh Warmest

If you thought it was warm this summer, you were right. With temperatures being monitored at Blue Hill Observatory for the last 127 years, the summer of 2012, at 70.0F, went into the record books as the seventh warmest average temperature on record.  So when was the warmest? That was only TWO years ago when we recorded a 71.3 corrected mean temperature.

In addition to a very warm summer the month of August, at 72.6 F, set an all time record (1885-2012) as the warmest corrected August Mean Temperature ever at Blue Hill Observatory. In fact, four of the last record setting Augusts have occurred since 2001.
Lowest Summer Wind Speed on Record
Continuing a long time trend, the summer of 2012 at BHO featured the lowest corrected mean wind speed (10.2 mph) on record. Four of the last five lowest annual mean wind speeds have been recorded since 2008 and this trend has continued for the first eight months of 2012. 
Annual Windspeed  
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