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Retire To Provincetown, MA

Air Quality, Hazards, Climate, Recreation, etc.


Provincetown
Air Quality
Barnstable County
. Good Days Moderate Days Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days Unhealthy Days Very Unhealthy Days
2017 332 21 5 0 0
2016 337 24 1 0 0
2015 299 19 4 0 0
2014 361 4 0 0 0
2013 311 7 2 0 0




Provincetown
Water Quality
Cape Cod Watershed
. % Good % Threatened % Impaired
2014 25 0 75
2012 22 0 78
2010 19 0 81
2008 na na na
2006 na na na
2004 51 0 49
2002 58 0 42




Provincetown
Recreation
. # of Parks # of Parks
(99 City Avg)
National Parks, Historic Sites, etc.
(managed by National Park Service)
Cape Cod National Seashore, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area plus 16 more 7
National Campgrounds, Lodges, etc.
(other federal agency-managed sites)
4 26
State Parks, Sites, etc. 2 11



Provincetown Climate
(1971-2000)
. . 99 City Avg
January - Avg Low Temp 23 F 27 F
January - Avg Daily Temp 30 F 37 F
July - Avg Daily Temp 71 F 74 F
July - Avg High Temp 79 F 86 F
Avg Annual Precipitation 42 in 35 in



Provincetown Elevation
20 feet GPTR 99 City Average
1,652 feet



Provincetown
Natural Hazards
. Risk Level 99 City Average
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low



Provincetown
Man-Made Hazards (Nuclear)
Nuclear Power Stations
(# Reactors)
Distance from City GPTR 99 City
Average
Pilgrim (1) 30 miles 50% of cities are within 100 miles of at least one nuclear station
Seabrook (1) 70 miles



Provincetown
Heating and Cooling Degree Days
(avg annual)
. . 99 City Avg
Total Degree Days 6,430 5,915
HDD 5,994 4,662
CDD 436 1,253



EPA Hazardous Material Cleanup Sites
(Provincetown Area)
Provincetown Area EPA Cleanup Sites


Legend:
Small green circles (older style maps) or multi-colored circles (newer style maps: click here for legend) indicate 1)Superfund Sites 2)Federal Facilities 3)RCRA Corrective Action Sites and 4)Brownfields Properties (EPA hazardous material cleanup sites defined at Environment link)

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