The 17th of February saw a very wet and active frontal system move across the island. With steady rain and embedded heavier showers and isolated thunderstorms. The widespread rains generally totaled more than two inches across the island, with the central parishes seeing the greatest totals. The 2.11″ of rain that fell at the Bermuda Weather Service was a daily record total for the 17th, beating the previous record of 1.76″ set in 1987. The wettest February day at the airport saw 3.80″ of rain on 21 February 1981.
This rain came on the heels of some of the coldest air of the season. The frontal system responsible for all this rain also ushered in a cold air mass in it’s wake with strong winds and below normal temperatures with lows around 55ºF on the 19th.
A quieter pattern is in store for the next five days with generally light to moderate winds and temperatures recovering to the low 70s, follow the Bermuda Weather Service for the latest official weather.
Below are Wunderground personal weather station reports for the meteorological day on the 17th. These are unofficial except where noted.
|South Road, Devonshire||2.77″|
|Chaingate Hill, Devonshire||2.67″|
|McGall’s Bay, Smith’s||2.37″|
|Knapton Hill, Smith’s||2.36″|
|Tucker’s Town, St. George’s||2.20″|
|Bermuda Weather Service, St. George’s (official)||2.11″|
|St. David’s, St. George’s||1.78″|
|Hinson’s Island, Warwick||1.37″|